The new frigate Rheinland-Pfalz (F 225) of the German Navy at the naval base in Kiel – the warship not yet in service is expected to be handed over to the German Navy in the 3rd quarter of 2021.

So this is what it looks like, the new F 225 Rheinland Pfalz. The frigate is about to be commissioned and has made a short stopover at the Kiel Wik naval base for a few days during its test voyage (formerly Tirpitzhafen). After commissioning, the ship will be handed over to the 4th frigate squadron in Wilhelmshaven.

The F 225 frigate belongs to the Baden-Württemberg class (125). This type of ship is used, for example, for stabilization missions and for the transport of special forces. The frigate F 225 Rheinland-Pfalz is already the fourth frigate in this class of ship. The following three frigates are already part of the 4th frigate squadron in Wilhelmshaven:

  • F 222 Baden-Württemberg (commissioning June 17, 2019)
  • F 223 Nordrhein-Westfalen (commissioning June 10, 2020)
  • F 224 Sachsen-Anhalt (commissioning May 17, 2021)

Incidentally, here on the banks of the Kiel Fjord at the kiellinie near the Sportboothafen Wik, you have a perfect view of the naval ships at the Kiel naval base.

Video: Frigate F 225 Rheinland-Pfalz at the Kiel naval base

Hi I am Chris from Kiel in Germany.