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German Navy (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 34 Fleet Units


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The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the German Navy (2024). 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




Total Hulls: 34

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TvR
54.7
TrueValue Rating takes incorporates strengths/weaknesses matched against the highest-rated service ( USN (323.9).
Global Rank
18 /39
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMW. 39 total naval services from 39 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Carriers: 0 units
Submarines: 6 units
Fleet Core: 28 units
Amphib Asslt: 0 units
Force Balance

FAIR

Fleet focuses on a portion of basic requirements though generally lacking in key areas.

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Hull Prefix
"FGS"
Established
1956
(68 yrs ago)
as the "German Navy"
Median Hull Age
18.7
Years
Hull Age Visualization

Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15yrs

16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs




Submarines (6)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
19yrs
U31
S181
Type 212
19yrs
U32
S182
Type 212
18yrs
U33
S183
Type 212
17yrs
U34
S184
Type 212
9yrs
U35
S185
Type 212
8yrs
U36
S186
Type 212

Total Units: 6 (18%)


NOTES: A pair of Type 212CD variant boats expected before 2034.




Frigates (11)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
5yrs
Baden-Wurttmbrg
F222
Baden Wurttemberg-class
4yrs
Nord.-Westfalen
F223
Baden Wurttemberg-class
3yrs
Sachsen-Anhalt
F224
Baden Wurttemberg-class
2yrs
Rheinland-Pfalz
F225
Baden Wurttemberg-class
20yrs
Sachsen
F219
Sachsen-class
20yrs
Hamburg
F220
Sachsen-class
18yrs
Hessen
F221
Sachsen-class
30yrs
Brandenburg
F215
Brandenburg-class
29yrs
Schleswig-Holstein
F216
Brandenburg-class
28yrs
Bayern
F217
Brandenburg-class
28yrs
Mecklenburg-Vorp.
F218
Brandenburg-class

Total Units: 11 (32%)


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.




Corvettes (5)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
16yrs
Braunschweig
F260
Braunschweig-class
16yrs
Magdeburg
F261
Braunschweig-class
11yrs
Erfurt
F262
Braunschweig-class
11yrs
Oldenburg
F263
Braunschweig-class
11yrs
Ldwg. am Rhein
F264
Braunschweig-class

Total Units: 5 (15%)




Mine Warfare (12)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
34yrs
Pegnitz
M1090
Ensdorf-class
34yrs
Siegburg
M1098
Ensdorf-class
31yrs
Bad Bevensen
M1063
Frankenthal-class
31yrs
Rottweill
M1061
Frankenthal-class
30yrs
Gromitz
M1064
Frankenthal-class
30yrs
Datteln
M1068
Frankenthal-class
29yrs
Dillingen
M1065
Frankenthal-class
29yrs
Homburg
M1069
Frankenthal-class
28yrs
Sulzbch-Rosnbrg
M1062
Frankenthal-class
26yrs
Fulda
M1058
Frankenthal-class
26yrs
Weilheim
M1059
Frankenthal-class
30yrs
Bad Rappenau
M1067
Frankenthal-class

Total Units: 12 (35%)




On Order (7)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

Unnamned Ship
Corvette
Unnamned Ship
Corvette
Unnamned Ship
Corvette
Unnamned Ship
Corvette
Unnamned Ship
Corvette
Unnamned Boat
Attack Sub
Unnamned Boat
Attack Sub

Total Units: 7


On Order Commitment: 7 Units


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