EGV Berlin: Deutsche Marine to Libya escape
The Berlin supply ship and the Rheinland Pfalz frigate were berthed in Malta's picturesque Grand Harbour, while the third vessel, the Brandenburg, also a frigate, remained offshore.
The Type 702 Berlin class replenishment ships are the largest vessels of the Deutsche Marine (German Navy). In German, this type of ship is called Einsatzgruppenversorger which can be translated as task force supplier though the official translation in English is combat support ship, or in military parlance, a replenishment oiler.
# Power Plant: 2 × MAN Diesel 12V 32/40 diesel-engines, 5,340 kW each; 2 reduction gears, 2 controllable pitch four-bladed propellers, 1 bow thruster
# Length: 173.7 m (569 ft 11 in)
# Beam: 24 m (78 ft 9 in)
# Displacement: 20,240 tonnes
# Capacity: 9330 tonnes of fuel oil, aviation fuel and fresh water
# Cargo space: 550 tonnes mixed cargo
# Speed: 20 kn (37 km/h)
# Aircraft: 2 × Sea King or MH90 helicopters
# Armament: 4 × MLG 27 mm autocannons, Stinger surface to air missile (MANPADS), 2 × RAM launcher (planned)
# Crew: 139 (+ 94), plus hospital capacity of 43 patients