German Frigates

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List of Frigates of the German Navy from 1958 to the present.  Includes ex-British Hunt class, Ex-British Black Swan class, Koln class, Bremen class and Brandenburg class frigates.
Ships Name Launch Date Fate

Ex-British Hunt Class 

F212 Gneisenau (ex- Oakley) Acquired 18th October 1958 Broken Up 1977
F217 Raule (ex - Albrighton) Acquired 14th May 1959 Broken Up 1971
F218 Brommy (ex - Eggesford) Acquired 14th May 1959 Broken Up 1979

Ex-British Black Swan Class 

F213 Scharnhorst (ex - Mermaid) Acquired 28th May 1959 Broken Up 1990
F214 Hipper (ex - Actaeon) Acquired 10th January 1959 Broken Up 1967
F215 Graf Spee Acquired 21st February 1959 Broken Up 1967
F216 Scheer Acquired 21st February 1959 Broken Up 1971

Koln Class 

F220 Koln 6th December 1958 Became Training Ship 1989
F221 Emden 21st March 1959 Sold to Turkey 23rd September 1983
F222 Augsburg 15th August 1959 Decommissioned 30th March 1988, Broken Up 1989
F223 Karlsruhe 24th October 1959 Sold to Turkey 28th March 1983

Karlsruhe (F223).  Closing to fuel from RFA Green Rover, North Sea, November 1976.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM198

F224 Lubeck 23rd July 1960 Sold to Turkey 1st December 1988
F225 Braunschweig 3rd February 1962 Sold to Turkey 4th July 1989

Bremen Class 

F207 Bremen 27th September 1979 -

F207 FGS Bremen leaving Malta, 19th May 2003.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD011

F207 FGS Bremen at Malta, May 2003.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PDD744

F207 FGS Bremen at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD008

F207 Bremen at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD225

F207 FGS Bremen at Malta, May 2003.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD762

F207 Bremen at Malta, May 2003.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD876

F208 Niedersachsen 9th June 1980

F208 Niedersachsen at Malta, 14th May 1998.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD234

F208 Niedersachsen.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

Niedersachsen (F208),  off Portland, January 1986.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM195

F208 Niedersachsen at Malta, 10th May 1998.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD232

F209 Rheinland-Pfalz 3rd September 1980

F209 Rheinland - Pfalz.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX071

F209 Rheinland - Pfalz.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

F210 Emden 17th December 1980

F210 Emden leaving Malta, 24th June 1996.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD114

F210 Emden at Malta, 20th June 1996.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD115

F210 Emden at Malta, 24th June 1996.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD206

F211 Koln 29th May 1981

FGS Koln.  Closing to fuel from RFA Bayleaf.  North Atlantic, 1988.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM141

Koln (F220).  closing to fuel from RFA Green Rover, North Sea, November 1976.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM197

F212 Karlsruhe 8th January 1982 In service.

F212 Karlsruhe at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD414

F212 Karlsruhe at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD415

F212 Karlsruhe at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD416

F212 Karlsruhe at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD417

F212 Karslruhe at Malta, April 2000.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD1510

F212 Karslruhe at Malta, April 2000.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD1511

F212 Karslruhe at Malta, April 2000.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD1166

F212 Karslruhe at Malta, April 2000.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD1512

F213 Augsburg 17th September 1987
F214 Lubeck 15th October 1987

F214 Lubeck.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX078

Brandenburg Class 

F215 Brandenburg 28th August 1992 In service

F215 Brandenburg.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD493

F215 Brandenburg at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD224

F216 Schleswig-Holstein 8th June 1994 In service

F216 Schleswig-Holstein at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD111

F216 Schleswig-Holstein at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD109

F216 Schleswig-Holstein at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD110

F217 Bayern 30th June 1994 In service

F217 Bayern.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 23rd February 1995 In service