The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the German Navy (2023). The service currently counts 34 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.
Updated: 07/31/2023 | © www.WDMMW.org
Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.
NOTES: A pair of Type 212CD variant boats expected before 2034.
Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.
NOTES: Sashsen-class originally intended to be four-strong, last ship cancelled; the four ships of the Brandenburg-class are set to be replaced in service.
Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.
Ldwg. am Rhein
Mine Warfare (12)
Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.
On Order (7)
Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).
On Order Commitment: 7 Units
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