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Products and solutions, 2007-06-28, 04:00 PM

Christening of corvette for the German Navy on the name OLDENBURG

The fourth out of a series of five class 130 corvettes for the German Navy has been christened today on the name OLDENBURG attended by high-ranking guests from the German Federal Ministry of Defence, the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement, as well as various guests from the politics and economy.

The christening took place in the building dock 6 at Blohm + Voss in the harbour of Hamburg. Godmother of the ships is Dr. Annette Schwandner, wife of the mayor of Oldenburg, Dr. Gert Schwandner.

The invitation to the ceremony was made by the ARGE K130 – consisting of the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ yards Blohm + Voss, as lead yard, and Nordseewerke (Emden) as well as Fr. Lürssen Werft (Bremen).

The main task of the new class of corvettes will be intelligence-gathering and surface target attack. High mobility and combat strength combined with a considerably higher endurance enable this vessel to act even in remote sea areas. The Class 130 corvettes will replace the missile-carrying fast patrol boats of the Albatros Class. These boats do not fulfil the requirements for future operational profiles. The home port of the new corvette class will be Warnemünde.

The K130 project is of high importance to both the German naval shipbuilding industry and the supporting industry. It strengthens their core business in key technologies. Regarding the platform and marine systems and the weapons command and control systems, the K130 features numerous innovations. A novel transport route concept assures short routes and optimum accessibility.

Both in design and construction of the K130, the ARGE tries to get as close as possible to large-scale-production. Therefore, Blohm + Voss deliver corvettes Nos. 1 and 4, Fr. Lürssen Werft corvettes Nos. 2 and 5 and Nordseewerke corvette No. 3.

Main characteristics:
Length overall: 89.12 m
Length DWL: 82.80 m
Moulded breadth, max.: 13.28 m
Breadth DWL: 12.44 m
Draft DWL: 3.40 m
Sea endurance:
- without tender support: 7 Days
- with tender support: 21 Days
Range: >2500 sm
Full-load displacement: approx. 1.840 t
Speed: >26 kn

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