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Köln-class frigate
Köln (F-220) underway 1982.jpg
F220 Köln in 1982
Class overview
Name: Köln
Builders: H. C. Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg
Operators:  German Navy,  Turkish Navy
Completed: 6
Retired: 6
General characteristics [1]
Type: Frigate
Displacement: 2090 tons standard, 2750 tons full load
Length: 105 m (344 ft 6 in) waterline, 109.8 m (360 ft 3 in) overall
Beam: 11.0 m (36 ft 1 in)
Draught: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
Propulsion:

2 shaft CODAG

  • 2 Brown Boveri & Cie gas turbines, 8832 kilowatts each (24,000 hp total)
  • 4 MAN 16-cylinder diesel engines, 2208 kilowatts each (12,000hp total)
Speed:
  • 32 knots
  • Range:
  • 3,450 nautical miles (6,390 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h),
  • 900 nautical miles (1,670 km) at 30 knots (56 km/h)[2]
  • Endurance: Bunker: 360 t
    Complement: 238
    Sensors and
    processing systems:
    • Navigation radar KH14/9
    • Target designation radar DA-02
    • Surface seach radar SGR103
    • Fire control radar M44, M45
    • Sonar PAE/CWE hull mounted medium frequncy sonar
    Armament:
  • 2×100 mm METL 53 guns
  • 2 twin barreled 40 mm/L70 Breda Mod 58 II MDL anti-aircraft guns
  • 2 single barreled 40 mm/L70 Bofors Mod 58 anti-aircraft guns
  • 4×533 mm torpedo tubes,
  • 2 quadruple 375 mm anti-submarine mortar
  • depth charges, mine-laying capacity
  • The ships of the F120 Köln class of frigates were the first major warships built in Germany after World War II.

    They were the world's first ships to feature a combined diesel and gas propulsion system. The ships received numerous refits during their long careers with new electronics and torpedo tubes. They were replaced by Type 122 frigates in the 1980s and four ships were sold to the Turkish Navy.

    List of ships[]

    Pen-
    nant
    Name Shipyard Laid down[1] Launched[1] Com-
    missioned[1]
    Decom-
    missioned
    Fate
    F220 Köln Stülcken & Sohn December 21
    1957
    December 6
    1958
    April 15
    1961
    December 17
    1982
    used as hulk in Neustadt
    F221 Emden Stülcken & Sohn April 15
    1958
    March 21
    1959
    October 24
    1961
    June 30
    1983
    Sold to the Turkish Navy as D361 Gemlik, destroyed in a fire
    F222 Augsburg Stülcken & Sohn October 29
    1958
    August 15
    1959
    April 7
    1962
    March 30
    1988
    Broken up in Hamburg
    F223 Karlsruhe HDW December 15
    1958
    October 24
    1959
    December 15
    1962
    March 28
    1983
    sold to the Turkish Navy as D360 Gelibolu
    F224 Lübeck Stülcken & Sohn October 28
    1959
    July 23
    1960
    June 6
    1963
    December 1
    1988
    sold to the Turkish Navy for cannibalization
    F225 Braunschweig Stülcken & Sohn July 28
    1960
    February 3
    1962
    June 16
    1964
    July 4
    1989
    sold as D361 Gemlik to the Turkish Navy, replaced ex-Emden

    All ships were stationed as second frigate squadron in Wilhelmshaven.

    See also[]

    References[]

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gardiner and Chumbley 1995, p. 144.
    2. Prézelin and Baker 1990, p. 538.
    • Gardiner, Robert and Stephen Chumbley. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press, 1995. ISBN 1-55750-132-7.
    • Prézelin, Bernard and A.D. Baker III. The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 1990/1991. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press, 1990. ISBN 0-87021-250-8.



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