German frigate FGS Hessen docks at Nauticus

The Sachsen Class air-defense frigate FGS Hessen is seen docked at Nauticus in Norfolk on March 14, 2018. (Credit: Nauticus).

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A German air-defense frigate FGS Hessen (F-221) is paying a brief visit to Nauticus.

The ship is in town for two naval maneuvers with a Norwegian frigate and several U.S. ships — including the USS Harry S. Truman. The Hessen is in the Sachsen Class of German ships, with a crew of 140 enlisted sailors.

The Hessen docked at Nauticus on Tuesday, and will leave March 15 for its next exercise. Nauticus shared a time-lapse video of the Hessen pulling into port.

Officials with Nauticus say the Hessen is not open for tours.