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Gneisenau class Frigate

(ex British Hunt-class DEs)

 

gneisenau type 138 class ex british hunt class training frigate destroyer escort raule brommy german navy

 

 

 

 

Ships:

 

unit

data

 

F 212 FGS Gneisenau

ex HMS Oakley II / L 98, F 168

(Hunt class / Type II)

Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilding, Scotstoun, UK

laid down: August 19, 1940

launched: January 15, 1942

commissioned: May 7, 1942 (Royal Navy)

sold to West Germany: 1957

modification & complete overhaul

commissioned: October 18, 1958 (German Navy)

temporary decommissioned: October 28, 1962

converted

recommissioned: March 5, 1964

decommissioned: June 30, 1966

put in reserve and mothballed in 1968

stricken: September 30, 1972

cannibalized

fate: sold for scrap in 1976; scrapped in 1977

namesake: Count August Neidhart von Gneisenau (1760-1831), Prussian Field Marshal

 

F 217 FGS Raule

ex HMS Albrighton / L 12, F 112

(Hunt class / Type III)

Builder: John Brown Shipbuilding, Clydebank, Scotland, UK

laid down: November 20, 1940

launched: October 11, 1941

commissioned: February 12, 1942 (Royal Navy)

sold to West Germany: 1957

modification & complete overhaul

commissioned: May 14, 1959 (German Navy)

temporary decommissioned: May 30, 1962

converted

recommissioned: November 2, 1964

decommissioned: December 20, 1967

stricken: December 31, 1967

converted to a target-ship

shot to a wreckage: April 8, 1971

fate: wreckage sold for scrap in 1971; scrapped

namesake: Benjamin Raule (1634-1707), shipowner and naval director

 

F 218 FGS Brommy

ex HMS Eggesford / L 15, F 15

(Hunt class / Type III)

Builder: J. S. White & Co., Cowes, UK

laid down: June 23, 1940

launched: September 12, 1942

commissioned: January 21, 1943 (Royal Navy)

sold to West Germany: 1957

modification & complete overhaul

commissioned: May 14, 1959 (German Navy)

decommissioned: April 30, 1965

converted to a target-ship 1971/72

served as a target for several sorties in the Bay of Biscay

fate: wreckage sold for scrap in 1979; scrapped

namesake: Karl Rudolf Brommy (1804-1860), Rear Admiral

 

 

 

Specifications:

 

Displacement:

1050 tons (standard) / 1610 tons (full load)

 

Length:

85,3 meters

 

Beam:

9,6 meters (Type II) / (10,16 meters = Type III)

 

Draft:

2,4 meters (Type II) / (3,58 meters = Type III)

 

Speed:

27 knots (50 km/h), max.

 

Propulsion:

2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers / 2 Parsons geared turbines (19000 shp)

 

Range:

3600 NM (6700 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h)

 

Crew:

up to 165

 

Armament:

(as built)

3 x twin 4 (101,6mm) guns / (2 x twin 4 guns in Type III)

4 x quadruple 40mm AA guns

2 x single 20mm AA guns

depth charges

modified after transfer to Germany

 

NOTE:

used as training Frigates

 

 

 

images:

 

 

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F 212 FGS Gneisenau (photo: Deutsches Bundesarchiv)

 

f 217 fgs raule type 138 hunt class training frigate german navy

F 217 FGS Raule (photo: Deutsches Bundesarchiv)

 

f 218 fgs brommy type 138 hunt class training frigate german navy

F 218 FGS Brommy (photo: Deutsches Bundesarchiv)

 

 

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