F9 and F-class file photo [28917]

F-class Destroyer Escort



This article refers to the entire F-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseThe ten F-class fleet escort ships (German: Flottenbegleiter) were the only ships built for the German Navy during WW2 in this role. They were built by Krupp Germania Werft of Kiel, Germany; Blohm und Voss of Hamburg, Germany; and Kriegsmarinewerft of Wilhelmshaven, Germany. They entered service in the late 1930s, and were rebuilt before 1940 to remedy hull structure issues caused by their over-powerful engines. In addition to escort duties, they also served as tenders and submarine training ships.

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Last Major Revision: Sep 2019


German fleet escort F1, 1930sF-class fleet at sea, 1939German escort ship F9, 1939

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