Wednesday, 31 August 2016

F219 Sachsen

The German navy frigate F219 Sachsen entered the northern end of the Sound of Mull this morning at around 8.30. We were lucky to see her as heavy rain showers, driven on by a strong westerly, obscured her a few minutes after this picture was taken.

The Sachsen was launched in 2001 as the first of a new class of frigates which, very like our Type 45 Daring class destroyers, are primarily designed for anti-air warfare.

While the AIS sites give an idea of her past track - which included some interesting manoeuvres around the Orkneys - they don't indicate where she's headed.

1 comment:

  1. She then passed south through Corryvreckan to Jura sound then back through to go north of Jura and pass through the sound of Islay and on towards Northern Irland