Walchensee-class tanker

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TEGERNSEE 1871.jpg
Tegernsee (2011)
Class overview
Name: Walchensee class
Builders: Lindenau-Werft, Kiel
Operators:  German Navy
Built: 1964-1967
In service: 1966-today
Building: 4
Active: 2
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Class and type: Kleiner Betriebsstofftransporter 703
Type: Tanker
Displacement: 2,174 tonnes
Length: 74.20 m (243 ft 5 in)
Beam: 11.22 m (36 ft 10 in)
Draft: 4.54 m (14 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 × MWM diesel engines, generating 1,020 kW
One controlled-pitch propeller, 2.25 m diameter
Speed: 12.5 knots (23.2 km/h)
Range: 3,250 nm at 12 kn
Complement: 21 civilians
Sensors and
processing systems:
Navigation radars only
Notes: Transport capacity:
1100 t of fuel
60 t fresh water

The Walchensee class tanker (Type 703) is a series of four small coastal tankers, built by Lindenau-Werft in Kiel for the German Navy to transport fuel and fresh water between depots and to units near coasts or in harbour.

Two ships are still in service, the others have been sold after decommissioning.

Ship list[edit]

Pennant
number
Name Call
sign
Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Base/
fate
A 1424 Walchensee July 10, 1965 June 29, 1966 December 19, 2001 sold
A 1425 Ammersee DRKJ July 9, 1966 March 2, 1967 based in Kiel
A 1426 Tegernsee DRKK October 22, 1966 March 23, 1967 based in Wilhelmshaven
A 1427 Westensee April 8, 1967 October 6, 1967 September 30, 2003 scrapped 2009

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Gerhard Koop/Siegfried Breyer: Die Schiffe, Fahrzeuge und Flugzeuge der deutschen Marine von 1956 bis heute, Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn 1996, ISBN 3-7637-5950-6 (German)