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German Navy - Guided Missile Frigate
F 219 FGS Sachsen
 
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Type, class: Guided Missile Frigate / FFG; Sachsen (Type 124) class
Builder: Blohm+Voss, Hamburg, Germany
 
STATUS:
Laid down: February 1, 1999
Launched: January 20, 2001
Delivered: November 29, 2002
Commissioned: November 4, 2004
IN SERVICE
 

Homeport: Wilhelmshaven, Niedersachsen
Namesake:
State of Sachsen (Saxony), Germany
Technical Data: see INFO > Sachsen (Type 124) class Guided Missile Frigate
 
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RIM-66 Standard Missile SM-2MR was fired from the Mk-41 VLS

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RIM-162 ESSM was fired from the Mk-41 VLS
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FGS Sachsen (F 219):
 
In August 2004, Sachsen completed a series of live missile firings at the Point Mugu missile launch range off the coast of California that included a total of 11 ESSM and 10 SM-2 Block IIIA missiles. The tests included firings against target drones such as the BQM-74E Chukar III and BQM-34S Firebee I, as well as against missile targets such as the AQM-37C Jayhawk and air-launched Kormoran 1 anti-ship missiles.

While serving in Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 in 2004, Sachsen took part in training operations with the United States' aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.

She was part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 in 2007, and in 2009 participated in the UNITAS Gold exercises, during which she took part in the sinking of a target ship, the former destroyer USS Conolly.

In July 2012 she deployed as part of Operation Atalanta, combatting piracy off the coast of Somalia. From 26 August 2013 to 14 December 2013 Sachsen was part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2.

Sachsen deployed from Wilhelmshaven on 9 October 2015 to participate in the NATO exercise "Trident Juncture". Sachsen replaced the Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter in Standing Nato Maritime Group 2 on 12 December 2016, serving as the flagship of Admiral Axel Deertz during this time. The frigate Brandenburg replaced her as flagship of the taskforce in early April 2017.

On 5 January 2018 Sachsen was assigned to EU Navfor Med, replacing the frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

On June 21, 2018 Sachsen was operating with Lübeck near the Arctic Circle when it attempted to fire a SM-2 Block IIIA missile, and it exploded above the ship. The explosion scorched the paint off the bridge and the vertical launch cells battery. Two German sailors suffered minor injuries. After a brief port call in Harstad, Norway, both frigates returned to their homeport of Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

source: wikipedia
 
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