Brandenburg (F 215)

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Brandenburg (F 215)
Brandenburg class
Brandenburg in Piraeus 2017
Brandenburg in Piraeus 2017

Blohm + Voss AG, Hamburg

Keel laying February 11, 1992
Launch August 28, 1992
Namesake country Brandenburg
Commissioning October 14, 1994
home port Wilhelmshaven
Technical specifications
See: Frigate F123
Callsign / identifier

DRAH / F 215


2nd frigate squadron

Brandenburg Wappen.svg

The Brandenburg is a frigate of the German Navy of the type F123 , also Brandenburg class. She is the type ship of this class and named after the state of Brandenburg .


As a replacement for the outdated class 101 / 101A (Hamburg class) destroyers, the Brandenburg was laid down as the first of four new frigates in February 1992 and was launched in August of the same year. Ingrid Stolpe, the wife of the then Brandenburg Prime Minister Manfred Stolpe , carried out the christening of the ship. After testing the ship, it was put into service on October 14, 1994. It was initially subordinated to the 6th frigate squadron and, after being regrouped in 2006, to the 2nd frigate squadron in Wilhelmshaven .

After German reunification , the Brandenburg was the first ship in the German Navy to be baptized in the name of one of the new federal states. Traditionally, larger German naval units are named after federal states or cities. Also in the Imperial Navy got one battleship that name.

2010 took Brandenburg together with the frigate Niedersachsen , the combat support Frankfurt and the ammunition transporter Westerwald on Operations and Training Association in 2010 in part. She was also a participant in the German-South African missile shooting GOOD HOPE IV. Furthermore, the units of the EAV 2011 were also temporarily involved in Operation Active Endeavor .


  • The Brandenburg has so far participated in numerous missions, including a. at the UNIFIL mission off the Lebanese coast and in 2009 at the EU Atalanta mission off Africa. During this mission, the Brandenburg accompanied the container ship Hansa Stavanger, which had previously been captured by pirates, after its release in the port of Mombasa Kenya .
  • At the end of February 2011, the Einsatzausbildungsverband 2011, consisting of the Brandenburg , the frigate Rhineland-Palatinate and the Einsatzgruppenversorger Berlin (A 1411) received the order to march to the coast of Libya to help with the evacuation of German citizens. The association then evacuated several hundred Egyptian citizens who had fled Libya from the port of Gabès ( Tunisia ) to Alexandria ( Egypt ) on March 5, 2011 as part of the humanitarian aid operation for Tunisia .
  • On September 20, 2016, frigate captain Ivo Schneider handed over command of the Brandenburg to frigate captain Christian Scherrer. Frigate Captain Schneider had led the Brandenburg since September 25, 2014.
  • On March 20, 2017, the Brandenburg left Wilhelmshaven to replace the frigate Sachsen in Standing Nato Maritime Group 2 . The handover from Saxony to Brandenburg took place on the first weekend in April in the port of Souda on Crete . From then on, she served   as the flagship of Flotilla Admiral  Axel Deertz and his multinational staff. On Easter Monday, April 17, 2017, the Brandenburg collided with a pier when leaving Piraeus . The rudder system and a propeller were damaged. The Greek tug Christos XVII accompanied the frigate to the naval port and floating dock in Paloukia on the island of Salamis . On May 22, 2017, the frigate was able to resume its patrol work after repairs had been carried out. As of July 4, 2017, the Brandenburg no longer served as a flagship after Deertz handed over control to a British Commodore.

Web links

Commons : F215 Brandenburg  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. Prime Minister Platzeck congratulates the frigate Brandenburg on the 10th anniversary of its commissioning. State of Brandenburg - State Chancellery, August 27, 2004, accessed on June 2, 2017 .
  2. Press event: Operation and training association 2010: Kiel and Wilhelmshaven expect marines back. In: Marine Press and Information Center, June 15, 2010, accessed June 2, 2017 .
  3. German Foreign Minister visits the frigate BRANDENBURG. In: December 5, 2006, archived from the original on December 7, 2006 ; accessed on June 2, 2017 .
  4. ^ "Hansa Stavanger" in Mombasa. In: Focus Money online. August 8, 2009, accessed on June 2, 2017 : "The merchant ship" Hansa Stavanger "was accompanied by the frigate" Brandenburg "of the German Navy on its way to Mombasa."
  5. EU does not rule out military operations. In: February 24, 2011, accessed June 2, 2017 .
  6. Bundeswehr begins to evacuate hundreds of refugees in North Africa. BMVg Press and Information Office, March 5, 2011, accessed on May 7, 2014 .
  7. Half-time for FGS Brandenburg | Eunavfor. In: Retrieved September 23, 2016 .
  8. Axel Schulz welcomes frigate “Brandenburg” after deployment. In: Retrieved September 23, 2016 .
  9. From "Brandenburg" to Rostock. In: Retrieved September 23, 2016 .
  10. New commanders for the navy fleet. In: Retrieved September 23, 2016 .
  11. Change in the Aegean: New flagship "Brandenburg". April 7, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017 .
  12. ↑ The “Brandenburg” frigate becomes the flagship in the Aegean Sea. Retrieved March 20, 2017 .
  13. German Navy: Frigate collides with mole. In: Retrieved June 1, 2017 .
  14. NATO support Aegean: takeover of command of the 4th German contingent. July 4, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017 .