German Navy – Mine Warfare Ships

Mine Warfare Ships

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Ensdorf Class LOA 179′ / 54.5 m TDISP 650 tons (5, 2 active)

FGS Uberherrn M-1095 passing Clydebank on her way to KGV Dock, Glasgow, UK CredityMark Harkin / CC BY

FGS Hameln M-1092 (1989-2014)Hameln M-1092 Kiel 2016

Frankenthal class Type 332 minehunter LOA 178′ / 54.3 m TDISP 650 tons (12 built, 10 active, 2 transferred to United Arab Emirates, service since 1992)

FGS Weilheim M-1059 ca. 2013 Credit: Mark Harkin /CC BY 
Frankenthal class mine Kiel 2005
This is most likely M-1062 Sulzbach-Rosenberg.

Lindau class minehunter LOA 155′ / 47.2 m TDISP 470 tons (18, all retired, 1 preserved as a museum ship, several others may be privately owned)

FGS Weilheim M-1077 (1958-1976) Museum Ship, Wilhelmshaven

Weilheim M-1077 and other museum ships at Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven, ca. 2010. Credit: Wassen / CC BY-SA

Weilhelm M-1077 Wilhelmshaven 2017

Schütze class/Type 341 fast minesweeper LOA 156′ / 47.5 m TDISP 267 tons (service 1959-ca. 1990).

Schütze class minesweeper Hamelin Germany 2015

M-1091 Steinbock (1960-1974) Youth hostel at Wilhelmshaven until sold ca. 2017. M-1091 Steinbock Schütze class minesweeper Wilhelmshaven 2009

M-1096 Fische (1960-1989) Currently a houseboat at Shoreham-by-Sea, UK.

M1096 Fische as a houseboat at Shoreham-by-Sea,2017. Credit: Acabashi, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

M1096 Fische german minesweeper houseboat Shoreham UK 2020

Gemma M-1097 (1960-1987) South of Wilhelmshaven, long laid up. M-1097 Gemma Schütze class minesweeper Wilhelmshaven 2009

R-boat R-146 (1944) LOA 135’/41.1m TDISP 150 tons (424 built Second World War wartime for Kriegsmarine, unknown number still exist) museum boat, now may be scrapped. Detailed postwar history available at the Neuss marina site: Pulchra Nussia R-boat Dusseldorf 2011

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