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BMS Frankfurt am Main

The German replenishment vessel BMS Hamburg (A1412) departin from Portsmouth Naval Base, UK on March 12th, 2012 after a short visit.

The Type 702 Berlin-class replenishment ship is a series of multi-product replenishment oilers, originally designed and built for service in the Bundesmarine (Federal Navy).

The Berlin-class replenishment ships are the largest vessels of the Bundesmarine. In German, this type of ship is called Einsatzgruppenversorger which can be translated as task force supplier though the official translation in English is combat support ship, or in military parlance, a replenishment oiler.

They are intended to support German naval units away from their home ports. The ships carry fuel, provisions, ammunition and other matériel and also provide medical services. The ships are named after German cities where German parliaments were placed.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Replenishment Vessel
  • Service Period: 2001-Present
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 569 feet 11 inches (173.71 meters)
    • Beam: 78 feet 9 inches (24 meters)
    • Height: 57 feet 5 inches (17.5 meters)
    • Draft: 24 feet 11 inches (7.6 meters)
    • Displacement: 19,920 tons
  • Capacity: 9,183 tons of fuel oil, aviation fuel and fresh water
  • Cargo Space: 542 tons of mixed cargo
  • Crew: 233
  • Propulsion: 2 × MAN Diesel 12V 32/40 diesel-engines, 5,340 kW each; 2 reduction gears, 2 controllable pitch four-bladed propellers, 1 bow thruster
  • Speed: 20 knots (37.04 km/hr)
  • Armament
    • 2 x Mauser MLG-27 27mm autocannons
    • Starsteak SAMs
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x AW101 Merlins or 2 x NH-90s

Unit RunEdit

  • BMS Berlin (A1411)
  • BMS Hamburg (A1412)
  • BMS Essen (A1413)
  • BMS Bremen (A1414)
  • BMS Lübeck (A1415)
  • BMS Kessel (A1416)
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