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1st CORVETTE SQUADRON
F 260 BRAUNSCHWEIG
F 261 MAGDEBURG
F262 ERFURT
F 263 OLDENBURG
F 264 LUDWIGSHAFEN AM RHEIN
Num­ber: 5
Naval Pro­tec­tion Force
A 516 DONAU
Num­ber: 1
Total: 6

Corvettes BRAUN­SCHWEIG-Class (Type K 130)
Due to the changed tasks of the Ger­man armed forces some of the Fast Patrol Boats are replaced by corvettes. This new type of ship for the Ger­man Navy allows world­wide deploy­ment in multi­na­tion­al cri­sis response forces. The corvettes are opti­mized for naval sur­face war­fare tasks in the lit­torals.
The con­struc­tion of the units places par­tic­u­lar empha­sis on sur­viv­abil­i­ty. This is achieved by min­i­miz­ing the radar and infrared sig­na­ture as well es redun­dant employ­ment of mis­sion crit­i­cal sys­tems. The flight deck enables the deploy­ment of heli­copters for sur­veil­lance and recon­nais­sance beyond own sen­sor hori­zon. The units are equipped with the mis­sile sys­tem RBSI5 Mk3 enabling the Ger­man Navy for the first time to attack land tar­gets at long range.

7th FAST PATROL BOAT SQUADRON
P6121 S71 GEPARD
P6122 S72 PUMA
P6123 S73 HERMELIN
P6124 S74 NERZ
P6125 S75 ZOBEL
P6126 S76 FRETTCHEN
P6127 577 DACHS
P612B S78 OZELOT
P6129 S79 WIESEL
P6130 S80 HYÄNE
Num­ber: 10
Naval Pro­tec­tion Force
A 511 ELBE
Num­ber: 1
Total: 11

Fast Patrol Boats GEPARD-Class (Type 143 A)
In addi­tion to anti-ship mis­siles and artillery, which are typ­i­cal for fast attack craft, these units are equipped with the RAM sys­tem, which pro­vides enhanced anti-mis­sile defence and capa­bil­i­ties to attack air and sur­face tar­gets at short range. The high­ly inte­grat­ed IT sys­tems allow for simul­ta­ne­ous engage­ment of five tar­gets.
Togeth­er with the capa­bil­i­ty to deploy decoys and an elec­tron­ic war­fare suite this ensures a high degree of sus­tain­abil­i­ty and sur­viv­abil­i­ty. The GEPARD- class fast patrol boats are capa­ble of infor­ma­tion and sit­u­a­tion pic­ture exchange almost in real time via data link and satel­lites in a nation­al or multi­na­tion­al envi­ron­ment

1st SUBMARINE SQUADRON
Sub­marines (Type 206 A)
S171 U22*
S172 U32
S173 U24
S194 U15
S195 U16
S196 U17
S197 U18
Num­ber: 7
* decom­mis­sion­ing planned for end of 2008
Sub­marines (Type 212 A)
S181 U31
S182 U32
S183 U33
S184 U34
Num­ber: 4
Fleet Ser­vice Ves­sels OSTE-Class (Type 423)
A 52 OSTE
A 53 OKER
A 50 Alster
Num­ber: 3
Total: 14

Sub­marines (Type 206A)
The class 206 A sub­marines were com­mis­sioned between 1973 and 1975 and under­went a major upgrade in the ear­ly 90s. Due to their small size and low­sound radi­a­tion they are extreme­ly dif­fi­cult to detect. In addi­tion they are high­ly manou­vre­able. To pro­vide pro­tec­tion against mines, they are built of non-mag­net­ic steel. They are capa­ble of launch­ing a total of eight wire-guid­ed tor­pe­does and lay­ing 24 bot­tom mines. Due to their small dimen­sions and good depth keep­ing capa­bil­i­ty they can still oper­ate sub­merged in depths of approx­i­mate­ly 20 meters.

Sub­marines (Type 212 A)
The class 212 A sub­ma­rine sig­ni­fies a great leap in con­ven­tion­al sub­ma­rine tech­nol­o­gy. This new class is fit­ted with an air-inde­pen­dent propul­sion Sys­tem (hydro­gen-oxy­gen fuel cells). Its sig­na­ture (noise. mag­net­ism, radar, infrared and pres­sure) is sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced com­pared with oth­er con­ven­tion­al sub­marines. The pres­sure hull is built of non-mag­net­ic steel of high strength and resilience. Its main arma­ment is the new­ly devel­oped, wire-guid­ed DM 2A4 heavy­weight tor­pe­do, a fur­ther devel­op­ment of the DM 2A3 SEEHECHT tor­pe­do, which had already been installed on class 206 A sub­marines.

Fleet Ser­vice Ves­sels OSTE-class (Type 423)
The OSTE-class Fleet Ser­vice Ves­sels have been designed as high­ly effi­cient ear­ly warn­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and recon­nais­sance plat­tforms, capa­ble of oper­at­ing inde­pen­dent­ly as well as with­in an oper­a­tional and com­mu­ni­ca­tions net­work with oth­er Ger­man and inter­na­tion­al units and agen­cies. These units are equipped with state-of-the-art elec­tro­mag­net­ic, hydro-acoustic and elec­tro-opti­cal detec­tion devices and, in the past have repeat­ed­ly been suc­cess­ful­ly employed in strate­gic intel­li­gence gath­er­ing in cri­sis areas. With their oper­at­ing range of over 5,000 nm they are designed for extend­ed recon­nais­sance mis­sions. In addi­tion to their per­ma­nent crew, com­mu­ni­ca­tions per­son­nel and oth­er spe­cial­ists for elec­tron­ic recon­nais­sance may be embarked depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion and mis­sion. The ships are based in Eck­ern­förde.

3rd MINESWEEPING SQUADRON
Mine­hunters FRANKEN­THAL-class (Type 332)
M 1058 FULDA
M 1059 WEILHEIM
M 1062 SULZBACH-ROSENBERG
M 1065 DILLINGEN
M 1069 HOMBURG
Num­ber: 5
Mine­hunters KULM­BACH-Class (Type 333)
M 1091 KULMBACH
M 1095 ÜBERHERRN
M 1096 PASSAU
M 1097 LABOE
M1099 HERTEN
Num­ber: 5
Naval Pro­tec­tion Force
A 513 RHEIN
A 514 WERRA
Num­ber: 2
Com­bat Sup­port Ships BERLIN-Ciass (Type 702)
A 1412 Frank­furt am Main
Aux­il­iaries
A 1425 AMMERSEE (703)
A 1442 SPESSART (704)
A 1452 SPIEKEROOG (722 B)
A 1458 FEHMARN (720 B)
Total: 12

Mine­hunters KULM­BACH-Class (Type 333)
This mine­hunter is a dual-role ves­sel that is able to car­ry out both minelay­ing and mine­hunt­ing oper­a­tions. It is based on the stan­dard FRANKEN­THAL-class plat­form. To per­form its pri­ma­ry role of mine­hunt­ing it relies on a state-of-the-art TAKIS mine­hunt­ing com­mand and con­trol Sys­tem and a mine­hunt­ing sonar used to detect and engage bot­tom mines and moored mines by means of an expend­able drone (SEEFUCHS) which is unique. In addi­tion, a mobile clear­ance div­ing unit can embark on the ves­sel.

5th MINESWEEPING SQUADRON
Mine­hunters FRANKEN­THAL-class (Type 332)
M 1063 BAD BEVENSEN
M 1064 GRÖMITZ
M 1067 BAD RAPPENAU
M 1068 DATTELN
Num­ber: 4
MCM Drone Con­troller ENS­DORF-Class (Type 352)
M 1090 PEGNITZ
M 1092 HAMELN
M 1093 AUERBACH/OBERPFALZ
M 1094 ENSDORF
M 1098 SIEGBURG
Num­ber: 5
Naval Pro­tec­tion Force
A 512 MOSEL
Num­ber: 1
Com­bat Sup­port Ships BERLIN-Ciass (Type 702)
A 1412 Frank­furt am Main
Aux­il­iaries
A 1425 AMMERSEE (703)
A 1442 SPESSART (704)
A 1452 SPIEKEROOG (722 B)
A 1458 FEHMARN (720 B)
Total: 10

Mine­hunters FRANKEN­THAL-class (Type 332)
Like the ships of the KULMBACH and ENS­DORF-class, the FRANKEN­THAL-class ships are built from non-mag­net­ic steel and use a com­mon tech­ni­cal plat­form. The ves­sels are equipped with a DSQS 11 M sonar fea­tur­ing a dig­i­tal sig­nal proces­sor and syn­thet­ic dis­play. The mine­hunters are armed with two PINGUIN B3-type remote­ly oper­at­ed vehi­cles.
The crew com­pris­es spe­cial­ly trained clear­ance divers who can iden­ti­fy and destroy mines. To be able to treat div­ing casu­al­ties on the spot, the ships are equipped with a decom­pres­sion cham­ber. The BAD BEVENSEN, GRÖMITZ, BAD RAPPENAU and DATTELN are des­ig­nat­ed for mis­sion of the naval pro­tec­tion forces from 2008 onwards.

MCM Drone Con­troller ENS­DORF-Class (Type 352)
The ENS­DORF-class minesweep­ers and the SEEHUND type remote-con­trol sole­noid sweeps make up the TROIKA PLUS sys­tem. Accord­ing to the method of employ­ment, up to four unmanned SEEHUND drones with acti­vat­ed minesweep­ing equip­ment are con­trolled from the minesweep­er. For rea­sons of safe­ty, the con­trol ves­sel itseif remains out­side the mine­field. lt is equipped with a mine avoid­ance sonar to detect moored mines, a con­trol and steer­ing device for the four remote­ly con­trolled sole­noid sweeps, SEEFUCHS expend­able drones and mechan­i­cal minesweep­ing equip­ment to clear moored mines.

NAVAL SPECIALIZED FORCES
Land­ing Craft Util­i­ty BARBE-class (Type 520)
L 762 LACHS
L 765 SCHLEI
Total: 2

Land­ing Craft Util­i­ty BARBE-class (Type 520)
The land­ing craft util­i­ty is the fleet‘s work­horse. lt is used for per­son­nel and materiel trans­port by sea and is also suit­able for minelay­ing oper­a­tions. The BARBE-class ves­sels are the only Navy ves­sels on which chief pet­ty offi­cers per­form the duties of com­mand­ing offi­cers. These two ves­sels are under com­mand of the Navel Spe­cial­ized Forces in Eck­ern­förde were they are based.

Naval Pro­tec­tion Force
Ten­der ELBE-Class (Type 404)
A 515 MAIN
A 513 RHEIN
A 514 WERRA
A 512 MOSEL
A 511 ELBE
A 516 DONAU
Total: 6

Ten­der ELBE-class (Type 404)
The ELBE-class ten­der is designed to sup­ply small­er units at sea with fuel, water or ammu­ni­tion and to pro­vide main­te­nance sup­port. Anoth­er impor­tant task is the dis­pos­al of waste. The crew encom­pass­es Sys­tem sup­port group mem­bers from the respec­tive boat squadrons, who have con­tainer­ized work­shops and spares hold­ings at their dis­pos­al. The land­ing deck can be used tor heli­copter oper­a­tions.

Source: Ger­man Navy