Saturday, 24 June 2017

German mine diver support vessel FGS Rottweil (M1061) 1990-

Kiel, Germany 26-11-2016

Germany-flagged, MMSI 211211160 and call sign DRET. Of the Frankenthal-class. Launched by Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH&Co. KG, Vegesack, Germany and modernized by Peene-Werft, Wolgast, Germany&Marinearsenal, Kiel, Germany. Laid down on 17 April 1990, launched on 12 March 1992 and commissioned on 7 July 1993. Displacement 644 tons and as dimensions 54,40 (over all) x 9,20 (over all) x 4,85 (hold main deck)-6,44 (hold B-deck) x 2,50 (design)-2,60 (actual) metres. Total horsepower 5.550hp/4.080 kW (design)-6.090hp/4.440kW (maximum). Speed 2,0/6,0 (slow)-12,0 (cruise)18,0 (maximum knots). Crew numbers 35 persons. Able to accommodate 15 mine divers included equipment. General technical specifications of the Frankenthal-class type 332 coastal mine hunters, displacement 590-650 (full load) tons and as dimensions 51,00 (between perpendiculars)-54,40 (over all) x 9,20 x 2,60 metres. Armament consisted of 1-4cm 70cal Bofors anti aircraft guns, 2 Stingers and maximal 60 mines.