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Encyclopedia > List of ships of the German navies

This is a list of ships of the German navies. The list is organized by era, type/class, and date of launch. Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, sometimes with multiple decks. ... // History German frigate Karlsruhe rescuing shipwrecked people off the coast of Somalia while participating in the international anti-terror operation ENDURING FREEDOM, April 2005 The German Navy (German: Deutsche Marine   listen?) is the navy of Germany. ...


See also: list of U-boats, list of reference tables, list of German battleships Unterseeboot 2 (1906) (1935) Unterseeboot 4 (1915) (1935) Unterseeboot 5 (1910) (1915) (1915) (1935) Unterseeboot 19 (1910) (1935) Unterseeboot 20 (1912) (1936) Unterseeboot 27 Unterseeboot 28 Unterseeboot 32 Unterseeboot 47 (1938) Unterseeboot 48 Unterseeboot 74 Unterseeboot 81 Unterseeboot 96 Unterseeboot 110 Unterseeboot 123 (1918) (1940) Unterseeboot 135 (1918) Unterseeboot 155... This is a list of reference tables, similar to the collection of reference tables found at the back of almanacs, dictionaries and encyclopedias (or an index of them, if theyre scattered throughout the work). ... This is a list of German battleships, arranged by year of launching. ...

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Imperial Navy Kaiserliche Marine (1888–1918)

  • Armored Frigates / Panzerfregatten; later reclassified as Armored Ships / Panzerschiffe
    • Preussen Class (6,800 tons)
      • SMS Preussen, 1873
      • SMS Friedrich der Große, 1874
      • SMS Großer Kurfürst, 1875
  • Armored Ships / Panzerschiffe
    • Sachsen Class (7,800 tons, 6 x 26 cm guns)
      • SMS Sachsen, 1877
      • SMS Bayern, 1878
      • SMS Württemberg, 1878
      • SMS Baden, 1880
  • Armored Coastal Protection Ships / Panzerschiffe, Küstenpanzerschiffe
    • Oldenburg Class (5,250 tons, 8 x 24 cm guns)
      • SMS Oldenburg, 1884
    • Siegfried Class (3,500 tons, 3 x 21 cm guns)
      • SMS Siegfried, 1889
      • SMS Beowulf, 1890
      • SMS Frithjof, 1892
      • SMS Hagen, 1893
    • Odin Class (3 x 21 cm guns)
      • SMS Odin, 1894
      • SMS Ägir, 1895
  • Battleships / Linienschiffe (Ships of the Line)
    • Pre-Dreadnaughts
      • Brandenburg Class (10,000 tons, 6 x 28 cm guns)
        • SMS Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm, 1891
        • SMS Brandenburg, 1891
        • SMS Weißenburg, 1891
        • SMS Wörth, 1892
      • Kaiser Friedrich Class (11,000 tons, 4 x 24 cm guns)
        • SMS Kaiser Friedrich III., 1896
        • SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II., 1897
        • SMS Kaiser Wilhelm der Große, 1899
        • SMS Kaiser Karl der Große, 1899
        • SMS Kaiser Barbarossa, 1900
      • Wittelsbach Class (12,000 tons, 4 x 24 cm guns)
        • SMS Wittelsbach, 1900
        • SMS Wettin, 1900
        • SMS Zähringen, 1901
        • SMS Schwaben, 1901
        • SMS Mecklenburg, 1901
      • Braunschweig Class (13,000 tons, 4 x 28 cm guns)
        • SMS Braunschweig, 1901
        • SMS Elsaß, 1903
        • SMS Hessen, 1903
        • SMS Preußen, 1903
        • SMS Lothringen, 1904
      • Deutschland Class (13,000 tons, 4 x 28 cm guns)
    • Dreadnaughts
      • Nassau Class (19,000 tons, 12 x 28 cm guns)
        • SMS Nassau, 1908
        • SMS Posen, 1908
        • SMS Rheinland, 1908
        • SMS Westfalen, 1908
      • Helgoland Class (23,000 tons, 12 x 30.5 cm guns)
      • Kaiser Class (25,000 tons, 10 x 30.5 cm guns)
      • König Class (26,000 tons, 10 x 30.5 cm guns)
      • Bayern Class (29,000 tons, 8 x 38 cm guns)
  • Heavy Cruisers / Grosse Kreuzer
    • König Wilhelm Class (9,800 tons)
      • SMS König Wilhelm, 1668
    • Kaiser Class (7,600 tons, 8 x 26 cm guns)
    • Kaiserin Augusta Class (6,000 tons, 4 x 15 cm guns)
      • SMS Kaiserin Augusta, 1892
    • Victoria Louise Class (5,700 tons, 2 x 21 cm guns, 8 x 15 cm guns)
      • SMS Victoria Louise, 1897
      • SMS Hertha, 1897
      • SMS Freya, 1897
      • SMS Vineta, 1897
      • SMS Hansa, 1898
    • Fürst Bismarck Class (10,700 tons, 4 x 24 cm guns, 12 x 15 cm guns)
      • SMS Fürst Bismarck, 1897
    • Prinz Heinrich Class (9,000 tons, 2 x 24 cm guns)
      • SMS Prinz Heinrich, 1900
      • SMS Prinz Adalbert, 1901
      • SMS Friedrich Carl, 1901
    • Roon Class (10,000 tons, 4 x 24 cm guns)
      • SMS Roon, 1903
      • SMS Yorck, 1904
    • Scharnhorst Class (11,600 tons, 8 x 21 cm guns)
    • Blücher Class (15,800 tons, 12 x 21 cm guns)
  • Light Cruisers / Kleine Kreuzer
    • Gefion Class (3.700 tons, 10 x 10.5 cm guns)
      • SMS Gefion, 1893
    • Hela Class (2,000 tons, 4 x 8.8 cm guns)
      • SMS Hela, 1895
    • Gazelle Class (2,700 tons, 10 x 10.5 cm guns)
      • SMS Gazelle, 1898
      • SMS Niobe
      • SMS Nymphe
      • SMS Thetis
      • SMS Ariadne
      • SMS Amazone
      • SMS Medusa
      • SMS Frauenlob
      • SMS Arcona
      • SMS Undine, 1902
    • Bremen Class (3,300 tons 10 x 10.5 cm guns)
      • SMS Bremen, 1903
      • SMS Hamburg, 1903
      • SMS Lübeck, 1904
      • SMS München, 1904
      • SMS Leipzig, 1905
      • SMS Danzig, 1906
      • SMS Berlin
    • Stettin Class
    • Dresden Class (3,700 tons)
    • Kolberg Class (4,400 tons)
      • SMS Kolberg, 1908
      • SMS Mainz, 1909
      • SMS Cöln, 1909
      • SMS Augsburg, 1909
    • Magdeburg Class
      • SMS Magdeburg, 1911
      • SMS Breslau, 1911
      • SMS Straßburg, 1911
      • SMS Stralsund, 1911
    • Karlsruhe Class
      • SMS Karlsruhe, 1912
      • SMS Rostock, 1912
    • Graudenz Class
      • SMS Graudenz, 1913
      • SMS Regensburg, 1914
    • Wiesbaden Class
      • SMS Wiesbaden, 1915
      • SMS Frankfurt, 1915
    • Königsberg Class
      • SMS Königsberg II, 1915
      • SMS Karlsruhe, 1915
      • SMS Emden II, 1916
      • SMS Nürnberg, 1916
    • Cöln Class (5,600 tons)
  • Minelaying Cruisers / Minenlegekreuzer
    • Nautilus Class (2,000 tons, 8 x 8.8 cm guns)
      • SMS Nautilus, 1907
      • SMS Albatross, 1907
    • Brummer Class (4,400 tons) )
      • SMS Brummer, 1915
      • SMS Bremse, 1915

The Kaiserliche Marine or Imperial Navy was the German Navy created by the formation of the German Empire and existed between 1871 and 1919; it grew out of the Prussian Navy and the Norddeutsche Bundesmarine. ... SMS Preußen was an armored frigate of the German Reichsmarine (Imperial Navy), launched in 1873 in Stettin in Germany, the first of three of her class. ... SMS Friedrich der Große was launched on 20 September 1874 in Kiel as an armored frigate, sistership of Preußen (launched 1873 in Stettin) and Großer Kurfürst (launched 1875 in Wilhelmshaven). ... SMS Großer Kurfürst was an armored frigate launched in 1875 in Wilhelmshaven, following her sisterships SMS Preußen (launched 1873 in Stettin) and SMS Friedrich der Große (launched in 1874 in Kiel). ... SMS Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm, lauched in 1891 in Wilhemshaven, was the first iron-built ship of the line (Linienschiff) of the German Imperial Navy. ... SMS Pommern was one of the Deutschland-class of pre-dreadnought battleships built for the Kaiserliche Marine between 1904 and 1906. ... Schlesien was a German battleship that fought in World War I and World War II. Categories: Naval ship stubs | Battleships | German naval ships ... Schleswig-Holstein, a German battleship, started World War II by firing at the Polish base at Westerplatte on 1 September 1939. ... SMS Helgoland was a Dreadnought-type battleship of the Kaiserliche Marine. ... SMS Ostfriesland was a Dreadnought-type battleship of the Helgoland class. ... SMS Kaiser was the name ship of the Kaiser class of battleships of the German Kaiserliche Marine in World War I. She was built at Kiel and was launched on 22 March 1911 and commissioned on 1 August 1912. ... SMS Friedrich der Grosse was a Kaiser-class battleship of the Imperial German Navy. ... German warship SMS König was the first of four König class battleships built, weighing 25,390 tons and having a length of 175m, 30m at the beam and a draft of 9m. ... SMS Grosser Kurfürst was a German Koenig Class battleship of the Kaiserliche Marine during the First World War. ... SMS Markgraf was the third of four König class battleship built, weighing 25,388 tons and having a length of 175m, 30m at the beam and a draft of 9m. ... SMS Bayern was a Bayern-class battleship of the Kaiserliche Marine launched in 1916. ... SMS Baden was a Bayern-class battleship launched in 1916. ... SMS Von der Tann was the first battlecruiser built for the German Kaiserliche Marine as well as Germanys first turbine powered major warship. ... SMS Moltke was a Moltke-class battlecruiser of the Kaiserliche Marine (German Navy). ... SMS Goeben was a Moltke-class battlecruiser of the Kaiserliche Marine (German Navy) that was launched in 1911 and named after the Franco-Prussian War general August von Goeben. ... SMS Seydlitz was a 25,000 ton battlecruiser of the Imperial German Navy, built at Hamburg, Germany, and commissioned in May 1913. ... SMS Derfflinger was a German Kaiserliche Marine battlecruiser in World War I named after prussian Field Marshal Georg Reichsfreiherr von Derfflinger. ... SMS Lützow was a German Kaiserliche Marine battlecruiser under Capt. ... SMS Hindenburg was a battlecruiser of the German Kaiserliche Marine. ... SMS Kaiser was the name ship of the Kaiser class of battleships of the German Kaiserliche Marine in World War I. She was built at Kiel and was launched on 22 March 1911 and commissioned on 1 August 1912. ... This article is about the World War I armored cruiser Scharnhorst; for the World War II battlecruiser of the same name, see German battlecruiser Scharnhorst. ... This article is about the WWI armored cruiser Gneisenau; for the World War II battlecruiser of the same name, see German battlecruiser Gneisenau. ... SMS Blücher was an armoured cruiser of the German Kaiserliche Marine, and was the last vessel of its class built by Germany. ... SMS Ariadne was a light cruiser of the Gazelle class in the Imperial German navy, with 2,700 tons displacement and 10 x 10. ... SMS Leipzig was a German light cruiser, of the Bremen class. ... SMS Königsberg was a Kaiserliche Marine light cruiser, which was in German East Africa at the start of World War I. She operated in her design role as a raider of merchant shipping. ... SMS Nürnberg, named after the town of Nuremberg, was a German light cruiser launched in 1907. ... The SMS Dresden was a German Kaiserliche Marine light cruiser of the Dresden class, commissioned in 1908. ... The cruise of the German light cruiser SMS Emden was among the most romanticised and notable incidents of World War I. In the latter half of 1914 Emden raided Allied shipping in the Indian Ocean, sinking or capturing thirty Allied merchant vessels and warships before being run aground by its... SMS Mainz was a light cruiser of the Kolberg class in the Imperial German navy, launched in 1909, with 4,400 tons displacement. ... SMS Cöln was a light cruiser of the Kolberg class in the Imperial German navy, launched in 1909, flagship of Rear Admiral Leberecht Maass in the first Battle of Heligoland Bight on 28 August 1914. ... The SMS Breslau was a Magdeburg-class light cruiser of the German Kaiserliche Marine, commissioned in 1912. ... SMS Nürnberg, named after the town of Nuremberg, was a German light cruiser launched in 1907. ... The SMS Dresden was a German Kaiserliche Marine light cruiser of the Dresden class, commissioned in 1908. ...

Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine (1921–1935 and 1935–1945)

  • Captured foreign battleships
    • French battleship Clemenceau (never completed?)
    • Soviet battleship Sovietskaya Ukraina (never completed)
  • Obsolete Pre-Dreadnoughts/Linienschiffe (served as training ships)
    • Hannover, 1905
    • Schleswig-Holstein, 1906
    • Schlesien, 1906
  • Heavy cruisers/Schwere Kreuzer
    • Admiral Hipper Class (14,000 tons, 8 x 20.3 cm guns)
  • Light cruisers/Leichte Kreuzer
    • Emden Class (6,000 tons, 8 x 15 cm guns)
    • Königsberg Class ((7,200 tons, 9 x 15 cm guns)
      • Königsberg, 1925
      • Karlsruhe, 1927
      • Köln, 1928
    • Leipzig Class (8,000 tons, 9 x 15 cm guns)
      • Leipzig, 1929
      • Nürnberg, 1934 (Russian cruiser Admiral Makarow)
  • Artillery Training Ships/Artillerieschulschiffe
    • Bremse, 1931
    • Brummer, 1935
  • Destroyers/Zerstörer
    • Zerstörer/Typ 1934
      • Z1 Leberecht Maass
      • Z2 Georg Thiele
      • Z3 Max Schultz
      • Z4 Richard Beitzen
    • Zerstörer/Typ 1934 A
      • Z5 Paul Jacobi
      • Z6 Theodor Riedel
      • Z7 Hermann Schoemann
      • Z8 Bruno Heinemann
      • Z9 Wolfgang Zenker
      • Z10 Hans Lody
      • Z11 Bernd von Arnim
      • Z12 Erich Giese
      • Z13 Erich Koellner
      • Z14 Friedrich Ihn
      • Z15 Erich Steinbrinck
      • Z16 Friedrich Eckoldt
    • Zerstörer/Typ 1936
      • Z17 Diether von Roeder
      • Z18 Hans Lüdemann
      • Z19 Hermann Künne
      • Z20 Karl Galster
      • Z21 Wilhelm Heidkamp
      • Z22 Anton Schmitt
    • Zerstörer/Typ 1936 A
      • Z23 through Z30
    • Zerstörer/Typ 1936 A (Mob)
      • Z31 through Z34
      • Z37 through Z39
    • Zerstörer/Typ 1936 B
      • Z35 through Z36
      • Z43 through Z45
  • U-boats, i.e. submarines/U(ntersee)boote
    • Type Ia Unterseeboote
      • U25 and U26
    • Type II Unterseeboote
    • Type IIa Unterseeboote
      • U1 through U6
    • Type IIb Unterseeboote
      • U7 through U24
      • U120 and U121
    • Type IIc Unterseeboote
      • U56 through U63
    • Type IId Unterseeboote
      • U137 through U152
    • Type VII Unterseeboote
      • U27 through U36
    • Type VIIb Unterseeboote
      • U45 through U55
      • U73 through U76
      • U83 through U87
      • U99 through U102
    • Type VIIc Unterseeboote
      • U69 through U72
      • U77 through U82
      • U88 through U98
      • U132 through U136
      • U201 through U212
      • U221 through U232
      • U235 through U291
      • U301 through U316
      • U331 through U394
      • U396 through U458
      • U465 through U486
      • U551 through U683
      • U701 through U722
      • U731 through U768
      • U771 through U779
      • U821 through U822
      • U825 and U826
      • U901
      • U903 through U907
      • U921 through U928
      • U951 through U994
      • U1051 through U1058
      • U1101 and U1102
      • U1131 and U1132
      • U1161 and U1162
      • U1191 through U1210
    • Type VIIc 41 Unterseeboote
      • U292 through U300
      • U317 through U328
      • U827 and U828
      • U929 and U930
      • U995
      • U997 through U1010
      • U1013 through U1025
      • U1063 through U1065
      • U1103 through U1110
      • U1163 through U1172
      • U1271 through U1279
      • U1301 through U1308
    • Type VIId Unterseeboote
      • U213 through U218
    • Type VIIf Unterseeboote
      • U1059 through U1062
    • Type IX Unterseeboote
      • U37 through U44
    • Type IXb Unterseeboote
      • U64 and U65
      • U103 through U111
      • U122 through U124
    • Type IXc Unterseeboote
      • U66 through U68
      • U125 through U131
      • U153 through U166
      • U171 through U176
      • U501 through U524
    • Type IXc 40 Unterseeboote
      • U167 through U170
      • U183 through U194
      • U525 through U550
      • U801 through U806
      • U841 through U846
      • U853 through U858
      • U877 through U881
      • U899
      • U1221 through U1235
    • Type IXd Unterseeboote
      • U177 through U182
      • U195 through U200
      • U847 through U852
      • U859 through U864
      • U871 through U876
    • Type Xb Unterseeboote
      • U116 through U119
      • U219 and U220
      • U233 and U234
    • Type XIV Unterseeboote
      • U459 through U464
      • U487 through U490
    • Type XXI Unterseeboote
      • U2501 through U2531
      • U2533 through U2546
      • U2548
      • U2551 and U2552
      • U3001 through U3041
      • U3044
      • U3501 through U3530
    • Type XXII Unterseeboote
      • U2321 through U2371
      • U4701 through U4707
      • U4709 through U4712

And a multitude of other ships: Torpedoboats, Escorts, Gunboats, Landing Crafts, Fleet Tenders, AA Batteries, Training Ships, Auxiliary Ships, Patrol Boats, Minelayers, Mine Hunters, Fast Torpedo Attack Boats (S-Boats) and some more. The German Navy has had several names depending on the political structure of Germany at the time: Deutsche Marine (German Navy) (1848)-(1852) Norddeutsche Bundesmarine (Northern German Federal Navy) (1866-1871) Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) (1872-1918) Vorläufige Reichsmarine (1919-1921) Reichsmarine (State Navy) (1921-1935) Kriegsmarine (War Navy... The Kriegsmarine (or War Navy) was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945, during the Nazi regime, superseding the Reichsmarine. ... An aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircraft—in effect acting as a sea-going airbase. ... This page is about the aircraft carrier, for other meanings, see Graf Zeppelin (disambiguation). ... HMS Victory in 1884 In naval warfare, battleships were the most heavily armed and armored warships afloat. ... Bismarck was a German battleship during World War II. She was named after Otto von Bismarck and is famous for sinking HMS Hood in 1941, and for the subsequent pursuit which ended with her destruction just three days later. ... Tirpitz was a Bismarck class battleship and the sister ship of the German Kriegsmarine battleship Bismarck. ... HMS Hood (left) and HMS Barham (right), in Malta, 1937. ... Gneisenau was a 31,100 ton Gneisenau class battlecruiser of the German Kriegsmarine, named to commemorate the World War I armored cruiser SMS Gneisenau, which was in turn named after the Prussian general August von Gneisenau. ... Scharnhorst was a 31,500 tonne Gneisenau class battlecruiser of the German Kriegsmarine, named the Prussian general and army reformer Gerhard von Scharnhorst and to commemorate the World War I armored cruiser SMS Scharnhorst. ... The Schleswig-Holstein, was a German battleship, that fought in both World Wars. ... Schlesien was a German battleship that fought in World War I and World War II. Schlesien was one of five pre-dreadnought, Deutschland class battleships, not to be confused with a class of pocket battleships of the same name. ... Pocket battleship is the British Royal Navy description for a class of warships built by German Reichsmarine in accordance with restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles. ... Deutschland (Germany), later re-named Lützow, was the first German large armoured ship built after World War I. Its keel was laid down in February 1929, at the Deustche Werke shipyard in Kiel; it was launched in May 1931. ... Admiral Graf Spee was a pocket battleship (Panzerschiff, later reclassified as heavy cruiser) launched by Germany in 1934 and named after the World War I Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee who died in the first Battle of the Falkland Islands on 8 December 1914. ... Admiral Scheer, a pocket battleship, was built in 1933 and named after Admiral Reinhard Scheer. ... A heavy cruiser is a type of large warship which originated with the British Hawkins class during World War I. They entered service after the war. ... The German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper fought as part of the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was named after Admiral Ritter von Hipper, commander of the German battlecruiser squadron during the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and later commander-in-chief of the German High Seas Fleet. ... The German heavy cruiser Blücher ¹ was the German Kriegsmarines newest ship at the outbreak of World War II. The Blücher is most notable for being sunk on April 9, 1940, less than three years after her launch, on the first day of the invasion of Norway (Operation... The German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen fought as part of the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was named after Prince Eugene of Savoy (Prinz Eugen in German). ... Seydlitz was a heavy cruiser, third in the Hipper class, but before her completion was selected to be converted into a small aircraft carrier. ... ... A light cruiser is a warship that is not so large and powerful as a regular (or heavy) cruiser, but still larger than ships like destroyers. ... The German light cruiser DKM Emden was the only ship of its class. ... Köln was a German cruiser during World War II. She was part of the K-Class cruisers because of the the name of the ship is named after a town with the letter K. This ship was named after Cologne, the fourth largest city in Germany and largest city... The German light cruiser Leipzig was the lead ship of the Leipzig class (sister ship Nürnberg). ... The Nürnberg was a German cruiser (later Soviet prize Admiral Makarov) named after the german city of Nuremberg. ... Niobe was a tall ship used by the German navy to train cadets and aspiring NCOs. ... The Gorch Fock on an old postcard The Gorch Fock I (ex Tovarishch, ex Gorch Fock) is a German three-mast barque. ... The Gorch Fock on an old postcard The Gorch Fock I (ex Tovarishch, ex Gorch Fock) is a German three-mast barque. ... The Horst Wessel (now USCGC Eagle) is a three masted barque, one of the sister ships of the Gorch Fock, built in 1936 as the second of five ships, at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. ... USCGC Eagle under sail The USCGC Eagle (ex Horst Wessel) is a three masted barque serving as a school ship for the United States Coast Guard. ... The Albert Leo Schlageter, now the Sagres II, is a three-masted tall ship launched on 30 October 1937 by the German navy as a training vessel for cadets. ... The Sagres II at OpSail 2000 The Sagres II, ex-Albert Leo Schlageter, is a Portuguese tall ship, a sister of the Gorch Fock. ... Auxiliary cruisers were merchant ships taken over for conversion into a vessel armed with cruiser-size guns, and employed either for convoy protection against true cruisers, or for commerce-raiding missions, where its appearance was used to trick merchant ships into approaching. ... The Nazi German auxiliary cruiser Orion was a merchant raider of the Second World War. ... Atlantis, known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser, or merchant or commerce raider) of the Kriegsmarine, which, during World War II, travelled more than 161,000 km in 602 days, and sank 22 ships totaling... The Nazi German auxiliary cruiser Widder (Ram (male sheep)) was a 7,800 ton merchant raider of the Second World War. ... Thor was a German auxiliary cruiser during World War II. Categories: Naval ship stubs | World War II German ships ... The Nazi German Kriegsmarine auxiliary cruiser Komet (HSK7) was a commerce raider of the Second World War. ... The German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran (HSK-8, Schiff 41, Raider G) was a warship used in World War II. It was built by Germaniawerft of Kiel and originally launched on September 15, 1938 as the merchant ship Steiermark of the Hamburg-America Line. ... USS Lassen, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft). ... U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ... HMS Vanguard, a Vanguard class nuclear ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine HMCS Windsor, a Victoria class diesel-electric hunter-killer (SSK) submarine HMAS Rankin, a Collins class diesel-electric guided missile (SSG) submarine USS Virginia, a Virginia class nuclear attack (SSN) submarine A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate... The Type I U-boat was a 1936 attempt by the German Kriegsmarine to produce an oceangoing U-boat. ... The Type II U-boat was designed by Germany as a coastal submarine, modeled after the Finnish CV-707. ... The Type II U-boat was designed by Germany as a coastal submarine, modeled after the Finnish CV-707. ... The Type II U-boat was designed by Germany as a coastal submarine, modeled after the Finnish CV-707. ... The Type II U-boat was designed by Germany as a coastal submarine, modeled after the Finnish CV-707. ... The Type II U-boat was designed by Germany as a coastal submarine, modeled after the Finnish CV-707. ... Type VII U-boats were the workhorses of the German World War II U-boot-waffe, and appeared in several sub-types. ... Type VII U-boats were the workhorses of the German World War II U-boot-waffe, and appeared in several sub-types. ... Type VII U-boats were the workhorses of the German World War II U-boot-waffe, and appeared in several sub-types. ... Type VII U-boats were the workhorses of the German World War II U-boot-waffe, and appeared in several sub-types. ... Type VII U-boats were the workhorses of the German World War II U-boot-waffe, and appeared in several sub-types. ... Type VII U-boats were the workhorses of the German World War II U-boot-waffe, and appeared in several sub-types. ... The Type IX U-boat was designed by Germany in 1935 and 1936 as a large ocean-going submarine for sustained operations far from the home support facilities. ... The Type IX U-boat was designed by Germany in 1935 and 1936 as a large ocean-going submarine for sustained operations far from the home support facilities. ... The Type IX U-boat was designed by Germany in 1935 and 1936 as a large ocean-going submarine for sustained operations far from the home support facilities. ... The Type IX U-boat was designed by Germany in 1935 and 1936 as a large ocean-going submarine for sustained operations far from the home support facilities. ... The Type IX U-boat was designed by Germany in 1935 and 1936 as a large ocean-going submarine for sustained operations far from the home support facilities. ... Type X (XB) U-boats were a special type of German submarine (U-boat). ... The Type XIV U-boat was a modification of the Type IXD, designed to resupply other U-boats. ... Type XXI U-boat U 3008, postwar photo Type XXI U-boats, also known as the Elektroboote, were the first submarines designed to operate entirely submerged, rather than as surface ships that could submerge as a temporary, awkward mode of operation. ...


Bundesmarine (1956—1990, West Germany only)

Note: Ships that continued to serve for the Deutsche Marine are not listed here. The German Navy has had several names depending on the political structure of Germany at the time: Deutsche Marine (German Navy) (1848)-(1852) Norddeutsche Bundesmarine (Northern German Federal Navy) (1866_1871) Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) (1872-1918) Vorläufige Reichsmarine (1919-1921) Reichsmarine (State Navy) (1921-1935) Kriegsmarine (War Navy) (1935_1945...


Surface combatants

  • Destroyers
    • 119 (Fletcher class)
      • D170 Z1 (former USS Anthony (DD-515))
      • D171 Z2 (former USS Ringgold (DD-500))
      • D172 Z3 (former USS Wadsworth (DD-516))
      • D178 Z4 (former USS Claxton (DD-571))
      • D179 Z5 (former USS Dyson (DD-572))
      • D180 Z6 (former USS Charles Ausburne (DD-570))
  • Frigates
    • 120 (Köln class)
      • F220 Köln
      • F221 Emden
      • F222 Augsburg
      • F224 Lübeck
      • F225 Braunschweig
    • 138 (Former Royal Navy Hunt class destroyer escorts and Modified Black Swan class sloops, used for artillery and radar training)
      • F212 Gneisenau (former HMS Oakley (L98))
      • F213 Scharnhorst (former HMS Mermaid (U30))
      • F214 Hipper (former HMS Actaeon (U07))
      • F215 Graf Spee
      • F216 Scheer
      • F217 Raule (former HMS Albrighton (L12))
      • F218 Brommy (former HMS Eggesford (L15))

Surface Combatant - a term referring to naval fighting ships, encompassing five major classes grouped by size and/or weapon systems and mission. ... USS Lassen, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft). ... USS Fletcher (DD-445) Underway at sea, circa the 1960s. ... USS Anthony (DD-515), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Marine Sergeant Major William Anthony (1853–1899). ... USS Ringgold (DD-500), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral Cadwallader Ringgold (1802–1867). ... USS Wadsworth (DD-516), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Commodore Alexander S. Wadsworth (1790–1851). ... USS Claxton (DD-571) was launched 1 April 1942 by Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange, Texas; sponsored by Mrs. ... USS Dyson (DD-572) was a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral Charles W. Dyson (1861–1930). ... USS Charles Ausburne (DD-570), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Charles L. Ausburne, a sailor in World War I who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. ... Frigate is a name which has been used for several distinct types of warships at different times. ... F224 Lübeck in the Bay of Biscay The ships of the F120 Köln class of frigates were the first major warships built in Germany after World war II. They were the worlds first ships to feature a combined diesel and gas propulsion system. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... The Hunt class was a class of destroyer escorts of the Royal Navy. ... The Black Swan class and Modified Black Swan class were two classes of sloop of the Royal Navy and Royal Indian Navy. ...

Subsurface combatants

  • Submarines
    • Type 240
      • S170 Hai (former U2365)
      • S171 Hecht (former U2367)
    • Type 241
      • Y880 Wilhelm Bauer (former U2549)
    • Type 201
      • S180 U1 (rebuilt to Type 205)
      • S181 U2 (rebuilt to Type 205)
      • S182 U3
    • Type 202
      • S172 Hans Techel
      • S173 Friedrich Schürer
    • Type 205
      • S183 U4
      • S184 U5
      • S185 U6
      • S186 U7
      • S187 U8
      • S188 U9
      • S188 U10

HMS Vanguard, a Vanguard class nuclear ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine HMCS Windsor, a Victoria class diesel-electric hunter-killer (SSK) submarine HMAS Rankin, a Collins class diesel-electric guided missile (SSG) submarine USS Virginia, a Virginia class nuclear attack (SSN) submarine A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate... The Wilhelm-Bauer at the German Maritime Museum Another view Originally designated U-2540, the Type XXI U-boat that would later be named Wilhelm Bauer was completed shortly before the end of World War II. She was scuttled at the end of the war, having never gone on patrol. ... Categories: Naval stubs | Submarines | Museum ships ... The Type 201 is Germanys first class of military submarines built after World War II. They were built out of amagnetic steel to counter the thread of magnetic naval mines. ... Unterseeboot 2 (U-2) was the designation of two submarines of the German Navy. ... The Type 202 was a short lived class of German submarines. ... The Type 205 was a class of diesel-electric German hunter-killer submarines. ... The submarine, christened UB-4, was commanded by Leutnant zur See Karl Gross. ... Unterseeboot 5 refers to four submarines of the German Navy. ... U-8 was the name of a German submarine sunk on March 4, 1915, during the Dover barrage. ... Unterseeboot 9 has been the designation of two U-boats. ...

Auxiliary ships

  • School ships
    • 440 (Deutschland class)
      • A59 Deutschland
  • Trawlers (used as minesweepers and trainingboats, later as sensor ship and for trials)

A modern Icelandic trawler A trawler is a fishing vessel designed for the purpose of operating a trawl, a net that is dragged along the bottom of the sea (or sometimes above the bottom at a specified depth). ... Isles class trawlers were a class of trawler used by the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. They were mainly used on minesweeping duties. ...

Deutsche Marine (1990–present)

The Deutsche Marine is the present day German Navy, replacing both the East German Volksmarine and the West German Bundesmarine after the reunification of Germany in 1990. ...

Surface combatants

  • Destroyers
    • 101A (Hamburg class) (decommissioned)
      • D181 Hamburg
      • D182 Schleswig-Holstein
      • D183 Bayern
      • D184 Hessen
    • 103B (Lütjens class) (decommissioned)
  • Frigates
    • 122 (Bremen class)
      • F207 Bremen
      • F208 Niedersachsen
      • F209 Rheinland-Pfalz
      • F210 Emden
      • F211 Köln
      • F212 Karlsruhe
      • F213 Augsburg
      • F214 Lübeck
    • 123 (Brandenburg class)
      • F215 Brandenburg
      • F216 Schleswig-Holstein
      • F217 Bayern
      • F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
    • 124 (Sachsen class)
      • F219 Sachsen
      • F220 Hamburg
      • F221 Hessen (planned commision: 12-2005)
  • Corvettes
    • 130 (Braunschweig class)
      • F260 Braunschweig (building)
      • F261 Magedeburg (building)
      • F262 Erfurt (planned)
      • F263 Oldenburg (planned)
      • F264 Ludwigshafen (planned)
  • Fast Attack Crafts
    • 143 (Albatross class) (all will be decommissioned by the end of 2005)
      • P6111 S61 Albatros (decommissioned)
      • P6112 S62 Falke (decommissioned)
      • P6113 S63 Geier (decommissioned)
      • P6114 S64 Bussard (decommisioned)
      • P6115 S65 Sperber (decommissioned)
      • P6116 S66 Greif (decommissioned)
      • P6117 S67 Kondor (decommissioned)
      • P6118 S68 Seeadler (decommissioned)
      • P6119 S69 Habicht
      • P6120 S70 Kormoran
    • 143A (Gepard class)
      • P6121 S71 Gepard
      • P6122 S72 Puma
      • P6123 S73 Hermelin
      • P6124 S74 Nerz
      • P6125 S75 Zobel
      • P6126 S76 Frettchen
      • P6127 S77 Dachs
      • P6128 S78 Ozelot
      • P6129 S79 Wiesel
      • P6130 S80 Hyäne
    • 148 (Tiger class) (decommissioned)
      • P6141 S41 Tiger
      • P6142 S42 Iltis
      • P6143 S43 Luchs
      • P6144 S44 Marder
      • P6145 S45 Leopard
      • P6146 S46 Fuchs
      • P6147 S47 Jaguar
      • P6148 S48 Löwe
      • P6149 S49 Wolf
      • P6150 S50 Panther
      • P6151 S51 Häher
      • P6152 S52 Storch
      • P6153 S53 Pelikan
      • P6154 S54 Elster
      • P6155 S55 Alk
      • P6156 S56 Dommel
      • P6157 S57 Weihe
      • P6158 S58 Pinguin
      • P6159 S59 Reiher
      • P6160 S60 Kranich

Surface Combatant - a term referring to naval fighting ships, encompassing five major classes grouped by size and/or weapon systems and mission. ... USS Lassen, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft). ... The Type 101 Hamburg class was the only class of destroyers built in post-war Germany. ... Mölders as museum ship The Type 103 Lütjens class was the last class of destroyers in service with the German Navy. ... USS Tolman (DDG-28), was named for Commander Charles E. Tolman USN (1903-1943), commanding officer of USS De Haven (DD-469), killed in action when the ship was sunk by enemy Japanese aircraft off Guadalcanal on 1 February 1943 and posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. ... USS Henry A. Wiley (DDG-29), named for Admiral Henry Aristo Wiley USN (1867-1943), was a Charles F. Adams class guided missile armed destroyer laid down by the Bath Iron Works at Bath in Maine on 12 April 1966 and completed as Molders for the West German Navy. ... USS Shea (DDG-30), named for Lieutenant Commander John Joseph Shea USN, who was killed in action board USS Wasp (CV-7) when that ship was sunk on 15 September 1942. ... Frigate is a name which has been used for several distinct types of warships at different times. ... Frigate F211 Köln The eight F122 Bremen class frigates of the German Navy have been commissioned between 1982 and 1990. ... F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern The F123 Brandenburg class is a class of German frigates. ... F220 Hamburg in Hamburg Harbour The F124 Sachsen class is Germanys latest class of frigates. ... French steam corvette Dupleix (1856-1887) Canadian corvettes on antisubmarine convoy escort duty during World War II. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate. ... The upcomming K130 Braunschweig class (sometimes Korvette 130, C130 or Corvette 130) will be Germanys newest class of ocean-going patrol craft. ... S71 Gepard, Gepard class fast attack craft A Fast Attack Craft (FAC) (German: Schnellboot) is a small (150 to 400 tonnes), fast (up to ca. ... Albatros class boats, S63 Geier in the foreground. ... S71 Gepard The Type 143A Gepard class is a German class of missile bearing Fast Attack Craft. ... The Type 148 Tiger class fast attack craft is a modification of the French La Combattante II design for the Bundesmarine. ...

Subsurface combatants

  • Submarines
    • Type 205 (decommissioned)
      • S191 U1
      • S192 U2
      • S188 U9
      • S189 U10
      • S190 U11
      • S191 U12
    • Type 206A
      • S170 U21 (decommissioned)
      • S171 U22
      • S172 U23
      • S173 U24
      • S174 U25
      • S175 U26
      • S176 U27 (decommissioned)
      • S177 U28 (decommissioned)
      • S178 U29
      • S179 U30 (decommissioned)
      • S192 U13 (decommissioned)
      • S193 U14 (decommissioned)
      • S194 U15
      • S195 U16
      • S196 U17
      • S197 U18
      • S198 U19 (decommissioned)
      • S199 U20 (decommissioned)
    • Type 212A
      • S181 U31
      • S182 U32
      • S183 U33 (commission planned for 2006)
      • S184 U34 (commission planned for 2006)

HMS Vanguard, a Vanguard class nuclear ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine HMCS Windsor, a Victoria class diesel-electric hunter-killer (SSK) submarine HMAS Rankin, a Collins class diesel-electric guided missile (SSG) submarine USS Virginia, a Virginia class nuclear attack (SSN) submarine A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate... The Type 205 was a class of diesel-electric German hunter-killer submarines. ... Unterseeboot 2 (U-2) was the designation of two submarines of the German Navy. ... Unterseeboot 9 has been the designation of two U-boats. ... The Type 206 is a class of diesel-electric submarines developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche-Werft AG (HDW). ... Typ 212 Typ 212 The German Type 212 is an advanced design of non-nuclear submarine developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG (HDW). ...

Mine warfare vessels

  • Minehunters
    • 332 (Frankenthal class)
      • M1058 Fulda
      • M1059 Weilheim
      • M1060 Weiden
      • M1061 Rottweil
      • M1063 Bad Bevensen
      • M1064 Grömitz
      • M1065 Dillingen
      • M1068 Datteln
      • M1069 Homburg
      • M1066 Frankenthal
      • M1062 Sulzbach-Rosenberg
      • M1067 Bad Rappenau
    • 333 (Kulmbach class)
      • M1091 Kulmbach
      • M1095 Überherrn
      • M1099 Herten
      • M1096 Passau
      • M1097 Laboe
  • Minesweepers
    • 352 (Ensdorf class)
      • M1090 Pegnitz
      • M1092 Hameln
      • M1093 Auerbach/Oberpfalz
      • M1094 Ensdorf
      • M1098 Siegburg
  • Mine diver support ships
    • 742 (Mühlhausen class)
      • M1052 Mühlhausen

Minehunters are mine-countermeasure ships that detects and destroys individual naval mines. ... M1064 Grömitz The Type 332 Frankenthal class mine hunter is a 12-ship class of German mine hunters. ... The five ships of the Type 333 Kulmbach class are former Type 343 Hameln class minesweepers that have been upgraded to minehunters using Seefuchs expendable drones to detonate detected naval mines. ... The computer game Minesweeper. ... M1093 Auerbach/Oberpfalz The five ships of the Type 352 Ensdorf class are former Type 343 Hameln class minesweepers that have been upgraded with the TROIKA PLUS system. ... Mülhausen is a naval ship in service with the German Navy. ...

Amphibious warfare ships

  • Landing craft
    • 520 (Barbe class) (used as transport ships now)
      • L760 Flunder (decommissioned)
      • L761 Karpfen (decommissioned)
      • L762 Lachs
      • L763 Plötze (decommissioned)
      • L764 Rochen (decommissioned)
      • L765 Schlei
      • L766 Stör (decommissioned)
      • L767 Tümmler (decommissioned)
      • L768 Wels (decommissioned)
      • L769 Zander (decommissioned)
      • L788 Butt (decommissioned)
      • L789 Brasse (decommissioned)
      • L790 Barbe (decommissioned)
      • L791 Delphin (decommissioned)
      • L792 Dorsch (decommissioned)
      • L793 Felchen (decommissioned)
      • L794 Forelle (decommissioned)
      • L795 Inger (decommissioned)
      • L796 Makrele (decommissioned)
      • L797 Muräne (decommissioned)

Landing ship Rapière Amphibious warfare is the assault of an objective located on land by a force attacking from ships. ... Landing craft Rapière A landing craft is a type of boat used to convey infantry and vehicles on to a shore during an assault from sea to land. ... The Type 520 Barbe class utility landing crafts are small units of the German Navy used for landing or transporting troops, supply or equippement. ...

Auxiliary ships

  • Tenders
    • 404 (Elbe class)
      • A511 Elbe
      • A512 Mosel
      • A513 Rhein
      • A514 Werra
      • A515 Main
      • A516 Donau
  • Replenishment ships
    • 702 (Berlin class) (combat support ship)
      • A1411 Berlin
      • A1412 Frankfurt am Main
    • 703 (Walchensee class) (small coastal tanker)
      • A1424 Walchensee (decommissioned)
      • A1425 Ammersee
      • A1426 Tegernsee
      • A1427 Westensee (decommissioned)
    • 704 (Röhn class) (tanker)
      • A1442 Spessart
      • A1443 Rhön
  • Transport ships
    • 760 (Westerwald class) (ammunition transport ship)
      • A1435 Westerwald
      • A1436 Odenwald (decommissioned)
  • Tugboats
    • 720 (Helgoland)
      • A1457 Helgoland (decommissioned 1997)
      • A1458 Fehmarn
    • 722 (Wangerooge class)
      • A1451 Wangerooge
      • A1452 Spiekeroog
      • A1453 Norderney (decommissioned?)

Tender may mean: one of several types of boat or ship, all sharing the general function of servicing another type of air or sea vessel: seaplane tender - supplies and services seaplanes submarine tender - resupplies submarines motor torpedo boat tender - resupplies motor torpedo boats ships tender - used to transport people... Tender A511 Elbe The Type 404 Elbe class replenishment ships of the German Navy were built to support squadrons of Fast Attack Craft, submarines and minesweeper/hunters. ... A1411 Berlin The Type 702 Berlin class replenishment ships are the largest vessels of the Deutsche Marine (German Navy). ... The Type 703 Walchensee class tanker are small coastal tankers utilized by the German Navy to transport fuel and fresh water between depots and to units near coasts or in harbour. ... The Type 704A Rhön class tankers are used by the German Navy to provide fleets at high seas with fuel. ... The Westerwald class transport ships are used by the German Navy to carry ammunition and other supplies. ... This article is about the boat. ... The Type 720 Helgoland class tugs are large seagoing salvage tags used by the German Navy. ... Former Wangerooge class tug A1453 Juist, now a diver training boat with new pennant number A1440 The Type 722 Wangerooge class seagoing tugboats are used for rescue and salvage operation by the German Navy. ... US Coast Guard icebreakers near McMurdo Station, February 2002 Icebreaker Polarstern An icebreaker is a special purpose ship designed to move and navigate through ice covered marine environments. ... The Type 721 Eisvogel class icebreakers is a two ship class built for the German Navy by the Hitzler Werft shipyard of Lauenburg/Elbe. ... ELINT stands for ELectronic INTelligence, and refers to intelligence-gathering by use of electronic sensors. ... Officially designated as fleet service ships, the three vessels of the Type 423 Oste class are purpose built ELINT and reconnaissance ships of the German Navy. ... A school ship is a ship used for the training of students as sailors. ... The Gorch Fock on an old postcard The Gorch Fock I (ex Tovarishch, ex Gorch Fock) is a German three-mast barque. ... In the 18th century, the British Royal Navy used the term Bark for a nondescript vessel which did not fit any of its usual categories. ... The Gorch Fock The Gorch Fock is a tall ship of the German Navy (Bundesmarine). ...

References

  • Hansen, Hans Jürgen, "Die Schiffe der deutschen Flotten 1848-1945" (Urbes, Gräfelfing vor München, 1974, ISBN 3-924896-06-2).
  • Gibbons, Tony, "The Complete Encyclopedia of Battleships" (Salamander Books, London, 1983, ISBN 0-517-378108).

See also

This is a list of naval ship classes that were in service with the Bundesmarine (the Navy of West Germany) or are still in service with the Deutsche Marine of the united Germany. ...

External links

  • Deutsche Marine - Schiffsliste janmaat.de

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