Thursday, 20 April 2017

German minesweeper Pegnitz (M1090) 1987-

Kiel, Germany 26 April 2016

Call sign DRFT. Laid down by A. Lürssen Werft, Vegesack, Germany on 6 July 1987, launched on 13 March 1989 and commissioned on 8 or 9 March 1990. Of the Ensdorf-class with as sister ships Ensdorf, Auerbach/Oberpfalz, Hameln, Pegnitz and Siegburg, preceded by the Hameln-class. Former Type 343 Hameln-class and modernized into the Type 352 Ensddorf-class and fitted out with the Troika Plus drone system.

General class technical specifications. With a displacement of 650 tons and as dimensions 54,50 x 9,20 x 2,84 metres or 178.5 x 30.2 x 9.4 feet. The machinery consists of 2x2204kW MTU 16V538 TB91 diesels allowing a speed of 18 knots. Crew numbered 45 men. Original armament 2-4cm L/70 dual purpose Bofors guns to be replaced by 2-2,7cm Mauser MLG27 remote-controlled auto cannons and further more FIM-92 Stinger surface-to-airs missiles (MANPADS) and able to be used as minelayer with a capacity of 60 mines.