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Lütjens 1976  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Lütjens D185   Bath Iron Wks, USA 1.3.1966 11.8.1967 22.3.1969 stricken 12.2003
Mölders D186   Bath Iron Wks, USA 12.4.1966 13.4.1968 20.9.1969 stricken 5.2003
Rommel D187   Bath Iron Wks, USA 22.8.1967 1.2.1969 2.5.1970 stricken 6.1999


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

3370

Displacement full, t

4717

Length, m

128.1 wl 134.4 oa

Breadth, m

14.4

Draught, m

4.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets General Electric geared steam turbines, 4 Combustion Engineering boilers

Power, h. p.

70000

Max speed, kts

36

Fuel, t

oil 930

Endurance, nm(kts)4500(20)
Armament

1 x 1 Tartar SAM (40 RIM-24B), 1 x 8 ASROC ASuR (8 RUR-5A), 2 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 42, 2 x 3 - 324 TT

Electronic equipment

SPS-52, SPS-40, SPS-10, 2x SPG-51, SPG-53 radars, SQS-23 sonar, WLR-6 ECM suite, SATIR I CCS

Complement

333



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<i>Lütjens </i>1975
Lütjens 1975


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<i>Lütjens </i>1976  
Lütjens 1976  


Project history

Thee Type 103 destroyers were based on the USN family of 'Tartar guided-missile destroyers SCB 155' (Charles F. Adams class Mod 14). They stemmed from a US/German agreement of 11.5.1964; the USN ordered them as DDG28-30.

TheyI differ from the original Charles F. Adams class in having modified funnels with side exhausts, and different masts. Originally it was intended to build six ships in German shipyards, but three were ordered from Bath Iron Works.

Modernizations

1977, Lütjens; 1978, Mölders; 1980, Rommel under type 103A: boilers were modified to burn light oil; - 1 x 1 Tartar SAM; + 1 x 1 Standard SM-1MR SAM (40 RIM-66A)

1983, Mölders; 1986, Lütjens, Rommel under type 103B: - 1 x 1 Standard SM-1MR SAM, 2x SPG-51 radars, SQS-23 sonar, WLR-6 ECM suite; + 1 x 1 Harpoon SSM / Standard SM-1MR SAM (4 RGM-84A/C + 36 RIM-66A), 2x SPG-51C radars, DSQS-21B sonar, FL-1800S ECM suite, 2x SRBOC decoy RL

mid-1990s, all: - SPG-53 radar; + 2 x 21 RAM SAM (42 RIM-116A), 2 x 1 - 20/90 S.20, SPG-60, SPQ-9 radars, SLQ-25 torpedo decoy

Naval service

No significant events.