FGS Lubeck and Rheinland-Pfalz are as mentioned earlier currently visiting Cork City, berthed at Horgans Quay and Custom House Quay North.
Photos in the Gallery as always.
Lubeck was Comissioned in 1990, and was the last to be constructed under post-war displacement limitations imposed by the WEU on West Germany.
Rheinland-Pfalz was comissioned in 1983. Both are based at Wilhelmshaven.
Displacement: 3,680 tonnes
Speed: 30 knots
Range: more than 4,000 nautical miles (7,000 km) at 18 knots
Complement: 202 crew plus 20 aviation
1 8 cell launch system, 16 Sea Sparrow surface to air missiles(source: Wikipedia of course).
2 MK 49 launcher, 21 RAM each
2 quadruple Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers
1 OTO-Melara 76 mm dual-purpose gun
2 Mauser MLG27 27 mm autocannons.
2 Mark 32 324 mm twin torpedo launchers, 8 DM4A1 or Mark 46 torpedo