German minesweepers visit London

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GERMANY NAVY IN LONDON

AN ARRAY of German naval vessels have arrived at London's West India Dock for a port visit.

The armada of German hardware  includes three Ensdorf-class minesweepers: SIEGBURG, AUERBACH/OBERPFALZ and HAMELN. These 55-metre vessels are the motherships to the drone SEEHUND vessels, which are capable of being remotely controlled.

Also part of the visit are the Walchensee class tanker, AMMERSEE, and the Elbe-class replenishment ship, MOSEL.

The visitors started to arrive late on Wednesday night and workers from Canary Wharf watched on yesterday as the remainder of the vessels entered the dock with the assistance of tugs DEVIOUS and SWS BREDA.

There will be a chance to look around the ships on Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm. They are due to leave on Sunday.

Photos of the German minesweeper visit

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SIEGBURG at Blackwall with a Seehund drone following.

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SIEGBURG and AUERBACH in the lock as megayacht-cum-cruise ship LE BOREAL sails past on her way to the Upper Pool.

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Auxiliary vessel MOSEL in West India Dock.
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SEEHUND 10 with the O2 in the distance.

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Local office workers enjoyed their lunch in the sun as the ships were manoeuvred into place.

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More photos on the excellent Isle of Dogs Life blog.

The superyacht EMELINA is also due to enter West India Docks on Friday and the tall ship TENACIOUS is expected on the 18th.

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