Schleswig-Holstein (F 216)
The frigate Schleswig-Holstein is a Brandenburg class ship (F123) and was built by HDW in Kiel from 1993 to 1994 and put into service for the German Navy on November 25, 1995. She has so far participated in several missions and served as a flagship for various German admirals . Already in the imperial navy , a ship was named SMS Schleswig-Holstein .
From September to December 2009, Schleswig-Holstein was in action on behalf of the United Nations (UN) in the eastern Mediterranean. She served the CTF Flotilla Admiral Jürgen Mannhardt as the flagship of the Maritime Task Force at UNIFIL .
Since May 19, 2010 she was deployed for 124 days as part of Operation Atalanta in the Horn of Africa. One of her last Atalanta assignments was to escort ships from the World Food Program (WFP) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) together with the EU NAVFOR flagship De Grasse . It replaced the frigate Emden there and was itself replaced by the frigate Cologne in September 2010 .
From June to December 2014, Schleswig-Holstein was deployed in the Operation Maritime Escort Mission- Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (MEM OPCW) to protect the US special ship Cape Ray in the Mediterranean. The Cape Ray was tasked with the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons. In this order she replaced the frigate Augsburg . Following this mission, the Schleswig-Holstein was still deployed in the Cougar 2014 maneuver in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf , in which she protected a British amphibious combat group ( Ocean , Bulwark , Lyme-Bay and Wave-Knight).
From June to November 2015, Schleswig-Holstein was deployed for the EU NAVFOR Med mission in the Mediterranean, where it was previously involved in the rescue of hundreds of shipwrecked migrants in mid-June . The rescue at sea was also continued as part of the EU mission, around July 22nd when the Schleswig-Holstein rescued 111 people.
In August 2015, a Somali woman who had previously been rescued from a refugee boat by the British naval ship HMS Enterprise gave birth to a child on board the ship. It was the first ever birth on board a ship of the German Navy. The name of the child, who was named Sophia at the suggestion of the obstetrician , was named after the EU NAVFOR Med's mission , Operation Sophia . The name Sophia was suggested by the crew because the predecessor ship Schleswig-Holstein (D 182) had the radio call name "Sophie-X", which in turn goes back to the first ship with this name, the liner SMS Schleswig-Holstein . After the rescue of a total of 4,224 shipwrecked refugees, the Schleswig-Holstein returned to its home port on November 9th.
- The Schleswig-Holstein frigate on marine.de
- Website of the Naval Comradeship of Ships Schleswig-Holstein e. V.
- Mission reports of the frigate Schleswig-Holstein
- Website of the Freundeskreis der Frigatte Schleswig-Holstein eV
- Rescue refugees - hunt smugglers - report on sea rescue through Schleswig-Holstein in the Mediterranean
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