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Type 101 (101A) Hamburg class Destroyer
 

type 101 hamburg class destroyer german navy deutsche marine fgs schleswig holstein bayern hessen
  
 
Ships:
 
D 181
FGS Hamburg (1964-1994)
D 182
FGS Schleswig-Holstein
(1964-1994)
D 183
FGS Bayern
(1965-1993)
D 184
FGS Hessen
(1968-1990)
  
Specifications:

  Builder:
H. C. Stülcken & Sohn, Hamburg, Germany
 
Displacement:
4050 tons (full load)
Length:
133,7 meters (438 feet 8 inches)
Beam: 13,4 meters (44 ft)
Draft: 4,8 meters (15.9 ft)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Range: 3400 NM (6300 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
Complement: 284
 
Propulsion:
2 x
steam turbines / 4 x Wahodag boilers
(68000 shp)
2 shafts, 2
propellers
 

Armament:
 
as built:
4 x
DCN single 100mm/L55 guns
4 x
Bofors 40mm/L70 twin AA guns
5 x
533mm integrated torpedo tubes (3 bow / 2 stern)
2 x
533mm single torpedo tubes
2 x
Bofors M/50 375mm quadruple ASW rocket launchers
2 x
depth charge ramps (2 x 5 depth charges)
 
after modification:
3 x
DCN single 100mm/L55 guns
2 x
twin box launchers for MM38 Exocet SSM
4 x
Breda Mod.64 - 40mm/L70 twin AA guns
4 x
533mm single torpedo tubes
2 x
Bofors M/50 375mm quadruple ASW rocket launchers
2 x
depth charge ramps (2 x 5 depth charges)


Aviation:
none

Systems:
3 x HSA fire control radar
1 x 1BV2 sonar

   
 
The Type 101 Hamburg class was the only class of destroyers built in post-war Germany. They were specifically designed to operate in the Baltic Sea, where armament and speed are more important than seaworthiness. They were named after some of the "Bundesländer" (federated states) of West Germany.

The German shipyard Stülcken was contracted to design and build the ships. Stülcken was rather inexperienced with naval shipbuilding, but got the order, since the shipyards traditionally building warships for the German navies like Blohm + Voss, Howaldtswerke or Lürssen were all occupied constructing commercial vessels (no naval ship had been built in Germany since World War II).

Originally they had only barreled weapons, but from 1976 to 1978 they were upgraded with guided missiles to increase their effectiveness against modern surface warships and were redesignated Type 101A. One 100 mm gun was replaced by two Exocet missile launchers, the Bofors were replaced by Breda 40 mm, and the torpedo tubes were removed. Modifications were also made to the operations center, radar and bridge.

The design of the Hamburg class has been criticized for many of the same failures of the Kriegsmarine destroyers: too top-heavy and bad sea-keeping capabilities. This is in part due to the low freeboard on the hull. They were eventually replaced in the 1990s by the Brandenburg class frigates.

source: wikipedia

 

images


type 101 hamburg class destroyer german navy deutsche marine fgs d-181
FGS Hamburg (D 181)

type 101 hamburg class destroyer german navy deutsche marine fgs schleswig-holstein d-182
FGS Schleswig-Holstein (D 182)

type 101 hamburg class destroyer german navy deutsche marine fgs bayern d-183
FGS Bayern (D 183)

type 101 hamburg class destroyer german navy deutsche marine fgs hessen d-184
FGS Hessen (D 184)


armament (after modification)

hamburg class type 101a destroyer armament dcn giat 100mm/l55 gun bofors m/50 375mm asw rocket 533mm torpedo tube mm38 exocet ssm missile launcher german navy

type 101 hamburg class destroyer german navy armament dcn giat 100mm 55 caliber gun bofors m/50 375mm asw rocket launcher
2 x 100mm/L55 guns / 2 x Bofors M/50 375mm quadruple ASW rocket launchers

type 101 hamburg class destroyer german navy armament dcn giat 100mm 55 caliber gun mm38 exocet ssm missile launcher breda mod.64 40mm aa-gun
2 x Breda Mod.64 - 40mm/L70 twin AA guns - 2x2 MM38 Exocet SSM missile launchers - 1 x 100mm/L55 gun


type 101 hamburg class destroyer german navy deutsche marine fgs drawing
as built

type 101 hamburg class destroyer german navy deutsche marine fgs after mm38 exocet ssm modification
after modification
 
 
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