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German ship Bonn

Bonn returning from her sea trials on 29 August 2013.
History
Germany
NameBonn
NamesakeBonn
BuilderPeene-Werft
Laid down16 September 2010
Launched27 April 2011
Commissioned13 September 2013
HomeportWilhelmshaven, Germany
Identification
StatusActive
General characteristics
TypeBerlin-class replenishment ship
Displacement20,240 tonnes
Length173.7 m (569 ft 11 in)
Beam24 m (78 ft 9 in)
Height17.5 m (57 ft 5 in)
Draft7.6 m (24 ft 11 in)
Propulsion
Speed20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Range16,000 km (8,600 nmi; 9,900 mi)
Endurance45 days
Complement139 (+ 94)
Armament
Aircraft carried2 × Sea King or NH90 helicopters
Aviation facilitiesHangar and flight deck

Bonn (A1413) is the third ship of the Berlin-class replenishment ships of the German Navy.

Development

The Berlin-class replenishment ships are the largest vessels of the German Navy.[1] In German, this type of ship is called Einsatzgruppenversorger which can be translated as "task force supplier" though the official translation in English is "combat support ship".

They are intended to support German naval units away from their home ports. The ships carry fuel, provisions, ammunition and other matériel and also provide medical services. The ships are named after German cities where German parliaments were placed.

Construction and career

Bonn's aft on 13 September 2013.
Bonn alongside USS Gravely during BALTOP 2019.

Bonn was laid down on 16 September 2010 and launched on 27 April 2011 at Hamburg, Germany. She was commissioned on 30 September 2013.[2][3]

Bonn participated in BALTOPS 2019 and she came alongside to replenish USS Gravely during the exercise.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Berlin Class Fleet Auxiliary Vessels, Germany". naval-technology.com. Archived from the original on 20 May 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Berlin Class Fleet Auxiliary Vessels". Naval Technology. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  3. ^ "Dritter Einsatzgruppenversorger Klasse 702 ‑ Das Schiff und dessen Weiterentwicklung". 2012-04-26. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
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