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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 5
Also Known As: HL 352
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Abeking & Rasmussen and Lurssen
Parent System: Type 343 Hameln
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 10
Family Members: Kulmbach
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Description: The SM 343 Hameln-class are non-magnetizable steel hull vessels designed in the 1980s to serve as fast minesweepers in the German Navy. Its propulsion system consists of two diesels, two shafts developing 4,080 KW of power and allowing a top speed of 18 knots. Type 434 ships are equipped with two 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns, mine laying equipment with 60 mines, DSQS-11 minehunting sonar, and two launchers for Stinger missiles. The German Navy commissioned ten hulls between 1989 and 1991.

Between 1999 and 2001, the ten vessels of this class underwent a major modification program which divided them into two classes, with five hulls each, suitable for minehunting (MJ 333) and drone control vessels role (HL 352) as part of the Troika system. The HL 352 Ensdorf class vessels equipped with the Troika Advanced Mine CounterMeasure (MCM) system act as control ships for four unmanned surface drones called simulation sweeping craft (SSC). The SSCs simulate acoustic and magnetic signatures of minesweepers triggering the detonation mechanism of the mines while the control ship stays safely outside the minefield.

Ensdorf Applications

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Ensdorf Specifications

Crew: 38
Beam: 9.20 meter (30.2 foot)
Draft: 2.50 meter (8.20 foot)
Length: 54 meter (178 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 40 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 4,080 kW (5,469 hp)
Top Speed: 18 knot (33.3 kph)
Full Displacement: 635 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Ensdorf News

There are 3 news between
20 Mar 2008 and 3 Mar 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011Germany, Finland and Peru Navies Order MASS Countermeasure Systems
Thursday, February 26, 2009German Navy to Equip Two More MineHunters with MASS Protection System
Thursday, March 20, 2008MASS Protection System to Be Mounted on German Minehunters

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 51
Cannons & Gear
40mm Mk3x2
Defensive Weapons
FIM-92 Stingerx2
Protection Systems

Ensdorf Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
M1090 Pegnitz-1990-
M1092 Hameln-1989-
M1093 Auerbach/Oberfalz-1991-
M1094 Ensdorf-1990-
M1098 Sieburg-1990-

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