Welcome on board
The "Köln" Class Frigates
The original name plate and bow crest is now hanging
on the Eigelstein Torburg in Cologne.
2. Escort squadron
The first new escort vessels built for the Federal German Navy were designed using the experiences gained during the Second World War.
Between 1958 and 1964, H. C. Stülcken+Sohn, Hamburg, designed, built and after extensive trials, delivered six frigates of the "Köln" Class.
The ships were intended for an escort role, especially for anti-submarine
hunting work, for which they were additionally designed.
These were the world's first ships to have a combined diesel-engine / gas-turbine drive on the CODAG1 - principle,
but still with two very large engines by BBC2, but ones originating from non-marine design rather than purely marine design.
These engines required large air-inlet ducts and exhaust systems which gave a
unique appearance in the shape of the overall superstructure.
The frigates successfully completed their coastal and deep sea trials. Eventually in the 1980's, after 20 years service and with their technology now outdated,
they were retired from service and de-commissioned.
The international call signal of the "Köln-F 220"
to 31.11.1981 "D - B - R - V"
from 01.12.1981 onwards "D - R - A - K"
Technical data of the "Köln-F 220"
Small cruiser "Cöln"
Commencement of construction:
December 21st 1957
Baptized and launched:
December 06th 1958
Setting into service:
April 15th 1961
December 17th 1982, after 310.000 nautical miles
Since November 15th 1989 Köln serves as
Safety trainings ship - in Neustadt / Holstein
Each about 70 millions DM
Type displacement: 2090 ts
Construction displacement: 2425 t
Full-load displacement: 2969 t
Length in the Construction water line: 105,00 m
Overall length: 109,83 m
Largest width: 11,02 m
Construction depth: 3,54 m
Depth in front: 3,40 m
Depth with employment displacement: 4,61 m
Page depth: 6,50 m
Measurement results: 2121 BRT, 661,10 NRT
Between 210 and 238 men.
initially 14, but in the end 18 officers.
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The 5 sister ships, the frigate "Köln"
To the range that frigate "Lübeck"
1= CODAG - Combined Diesel And Gas
2= BBC - Brown, Boveri & Cie