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Kulmbach  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 5
Also Known As: MJ 333
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Abeking & Rasmussen and Lurssen
Parent System: Type 343 Hameln
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 10
Family Members: Ensdorf
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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 MJ 333 Kulmbach class are minehunters equipped with two SeaFox mine disposal underwater vehicles.

Kulmbach Specifications

Crew: 37
Dimensions
Beam: 9.20 meter (30.2 foot)
Draft: 2.50 meter (8.20 foot)
Length: 54 meter (178 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 40 millimeter
Power
Total Combined Power: 4,480 kW (6,005 hp)
Speed
Top Speed: 18 knot (33.3 kph)
Weight
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)

Kulmbach 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


OperatorsItems
Germany5
YearHoldings
20153
Jan 20085

Grand Total 51
Cannons & Gear
40mm Mk3x2
Defensive Weapons
FIM-92 Stingerx2
Protection Systems
MASS
Seafoxx2

Kulmbach Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
M1091 Kulmbach-1990-
M1095 Uberherrn-1989-
M1096 Passau-1990-
M1097 Laboe-1989-
M1099 Hertne-1991-

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