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FGS Weilheim - M1059


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FGS Weilheim - M1059

FGS Weilheim - M1059 seen inbound to the Port of Tyne (North East England) on 20th February 2009 - headed for Newcastle upon Tyne as part of a Mine Hunter Squadron courtesy visit to Newcastle upon Tyne.
Photographed from North Shields Ferry Landing.

Type 332 Frankenthal class mine hunter is a class of German mine hunters, built of non-magnetic steel.

Type: Mine hunter
Displacement: 650 t
Length: 54.4 m
Beam: 9.2 m
Draft: 2.6 m
Propulsion:

    * 2 x MTU 16V 538 TB91 diesel-engines, 2040 kW each
    * 2 x electric motors for slow and silent manoeuvring
    * 2 x Renk PLS 25 E gearboxes
    * 2 x controllable pitch propellers

Speed: 18 kn
Complement: 41
Armament:

    * 1 x Bofors 40 mm/L70 dual purpose gun (currently upgrading to 1 x MLG 27 27 mm autocannon)
    * 2 FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS surface-to-air missile
    * 2 x Pinguin B3 mine hunting ROVs
    * Mine laying capabilities