The German frigate FGS Brandenburg was developed and build by Blohm and Voss in Hamburg and was commissioned in 14th October 1994. It is the first of four ships of the Brandenburg Class.
This multi-role frigate carries a wide mix of sensors and armament, including the capability to embark two Sea Lynx MK 88 or two NH 90 NFH helicopters. Displacing 5,487 tonnes, she is 138,9 meters long, she is capable of a top speed of 29 knots.
FGS Brandenburg is going to be the flagship of EU Naval Force for the period of four months.
The Berlin is an auxiliary ship and the first of three ships of the Berlin-Class. It was ordered on 15th October 1997 and commissioned in 2001 . The ship is designed to support multi-national operations abroad.
The Ship embarks two Sea King Mk 41 helicopters.
With a displacement of 20,565 tonnes, the ship has a cargo capacity of 7,850 tons fuel, 1,330 tons water, 280 tons cargo, 220 tons ammunition and 115 tons lubricants.
There can be 26 containers in two layers mounted on the upper deck. The main purpose for these container spaces are the portable hospital with 45 beds including intensive care unit, operating theatres, dental office, X-ray theatre and laboratories.
FGS Berlin is 176 metres long and has a normal crew of 139. It is capable of a top speed of 20 knots.
The ESPS Navarra was build by Ferrol Bazán, based on the design of the American Oliver Hazard Perry Class. Commissioned on 30 May 1994, the ESPS Navarra is the fifth of six units of the Santa-Maria frigate class.
Displacing 4,033 tonnes, the ESPS Navarra is 137.7 meters long and with its 2 gas turbines, performing 43,000 hp, she reaches up to 29 knots top speed.
The Spanish frigate is carrying a mix of physical and electronical countermeasures, including the capability to embark two Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawks.
HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën
HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën is the first of four ships of the De Zeven Provinciën Class. It was built by Royal Schelde in Vlissingen, Netherland 1998 and commissioned in to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 2002.
She is the eighth ship to bear the name De Zeven Provinciën which comes from the original seven provinces of the Netherlands following the Treaty of Utrecht.
The air-defence and command frigate carries a wide mix of sensors and armaments and has a crew of 204. HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën has accommodation for a single NH90 helicopter.
Also embarked in the ship is a boarding team from the Republic of Malta.
HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën has a stealth-orientated design. The design of the ship incorporates stealth features with emphasis on the reduction of radar cross section, infrared, acoustic, electrical and magnetic signatures.
She has a displacement of 6,145 tonnes and is 144.2 meters long. Her top speed is 28 knots and she has a maximum range of 5,000 nm at 18 kt.
It is the first time that the frigate has taken part in EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta.
The ESPS Relámpago was built in Spain for the Spanish Navy as one of four modular Offshore Patrol Vessels (Meteoro class). The Meteoro class of ships were designed with a modular design to allow it to be adapted to conduct a wide range of tasks from a common base.
Displacing 2,840 tonnes, she is 93.9 meters long and with 2 MTU 16 V 1163 Diesel engines and a SIEMENS electric engine is capable of a top speed of about 20 knots.