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Thursday, 5 February 2015

FLEETS #10: Royal Navy, German Navy and Romanian Navy in 2015

Written by D-Mitch


This is the fourth article about various countries' navies in 2015. In these articles, I briefly describe a country's navy by reporting the ships in each type/category of warships and by giving a nice image where all the types of warships are illustrated and the units of its class are reported. I include the vessels that will enter in service in 2015. I have deliberately excluded many classes of auxiliary ships; those that they have "0" defence capacity and those that have completely secondary roles.





Royal Navy & Royal Fleet Auxiliary

The Royal Navy in 2015 consists/will consist of the following warships:
  • 1 landing helicopter platform (Ocean)
  • 2 landing platform dock (Albion, Bulwark)
  • 4 nuclear-powered ballistic submarines (Vanguard, Victorious,  Vigilant, Vengeance)
  • 7 nuclear-powered attack submarines (Astute, Ambush, Artful, Torbay, Trenchant, Talent, Triumph)
  • 6 destroyers (Daring, Dauntless, Diamnod, Dragon, Defender, Duncan)
  • 13 frigates (Argyll, Lancaster, Iron Duke, Monmouth, Montrose, Westminster, Northumberland, Richmond, Somerset, Sutherland, Kent, Portland, St Albans)
  • 15 minehunters (Ledbury, Cattistock, Brocklesby, Middleton, Chiddingfold, Atherstone, Hurworth, Quorn, Penzance, Pembroke, Grimsby, Bangor, Ramsey, Blyth, Shoreham)
  • 2 hydrographic survey & mine countermeasure vessels (Echo, Enterprise)
  • 4 offshore patrol vessels (Tyne, Severn, Mersey, Clyde)
  • 1 ocean survey & mine countermeasure vessel (Scott)
  • 1 antarctic patrol vessel (Protector)
  • 7 replenishment & logistic support vessels (Wave Knight, Wave Ruler, Fort Victoria, Fort Rosalie, Fort Austin, Gold Rover, Black Rover)
  • 1 forward repair ship (Diligence)
  • 3 landing ship dock (Lyme Bay, Mounts Bay, Cardigan Bay)
  • 1 aviation training, casualty receiving & partly landing helicopter (Scimitar, Sabreplatform  (Argus)
  • 17 small patrol boats (Scimitar, Sabre, Archer, Biter, Smiter, Pursuer, Blazer, Dasher, Puncher, Charger Ranger, Trumpeter, Express, Example, Explorer, Exploit, Tracker, Raider)
  • 141 ASW/ASuW/TTH/AEW&C helicopters
and several auxiliaries and training ships and boats

Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 2015. For a high resolution image click here.


German Navy (Deutsche Marine)

The German Navy in 2015 (updated, 2016) consists/will consist of the following warships:
  • 11 frigates (Baden-Württemberg, Sachsen, Hamburg, Hessen, Brandenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Bayern, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Karlsruhe, Augsburg, Lübeck)
  • 5 corvettes (Braunschweig, Magdeburg, Erfurt, Oldenburg, Ludwigshafen am Rhein)
  • 6 attack submarines (U31, U32, U33, U34, U35, U36)
  • 14 minehunters/minesweepers (Pegnitz, Siegburg, Überherrn, Herten, Bad Bevensen, Grömitz, Datteln, Dillingen, Homburg, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Fulda, Weilheim, Rottweil, Bad Rappenau)
  • 3 signals intelligence collection ships (Oste, Alster, Oker)
  • 2 landing craft/special purpose (Lachs, Schlei)
  • 3 combat support ships (Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Bonn) 
  • 10 tenders, replenishment & logistic support vessels (Elbe, Mosel, Rhein, Werra, Main, Donau, Walchensee, Westensee, Rhön, Spessart)
  • 8 ASW/ASuW aircrafts and 42 ASW/TT helicopters
and several auxiliary and training vessels
 
German Navy in 2016. For a high resolution image click here.


Romanian Navy (Forțele Navale Române)

The Romanian Navy in 2015 consists of the following warships:
  • 3 frigates (Mărăsesti, Regele Ferdinand, Regina Maria), the last two are equipped only with a medium gun, there are plans for upgrade
  • 4 corvettes (Contraamiral Eustatiu Sebastian, Contraamiral Horia Macellariu, Vice-Amiral Eugeniu Rosca, Amiral Petre Bărbuneanu)
  • 3 fast attack craft missile (Zborul, Pescărusul, Lăstunul)
  • 3 fast attack craft (Smeul, Vijelia, Vulcanul)
  • 1 minelayer (Vice-Amiral Constantin Bălescu)
  • 4 minesweepers (Lt. Remus Lepri, Lt. Lupu Dinescu, Lt. Dimitrie Nicolescu, Slt. Alexandru Axente)
  • 2 combatant tenders (Constanta, Midia)
  • 8 river monitors (Mihail Kogălniceanu, Ion C. Brătianu, Lascăr Catargiu, Rahova, Opanez, Smârdan, Posada, Rovine)
  • 18 patrol river boats
  • 2 oil tankers
  • 3 ASW/ASuW/TT helicoptes
and several support and training ships. The sole Kilo class submarine Delfinul is inactive from 1995 and it is and kept in reserve docked.

Romanian Navy in 2015. For a high resolution image click here.

2 comments:

  1. The PRB VD 141 class were scrapped in 2004.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, I finally corrected the image.

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