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TORPEDO SHIPS

TB 98M torpedo boats (1915-1916)

98M 1918

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
98M 55 CNT, Monfalcone // Marinearsenal Pola 3/1914 18/11/1914 8/1915 to Greece 1920 (Kyzikos)
99M 56 CNT, Monfalcone // Marinearsenal Pola 3/1914 17/12/1914 10/1915 to Greece 1920 (Kios)
100M 57 CNT, Monfalcone // Marinearsenal Pola 3/1914 15/1/1915 3/1916 to Greece 1920 (Kidoniai)

 

Displacement normal, t

270

Displacement full, t

330

Length, m

60.5 wl 59.9 pp

Breadth, m

5.60

Draught, m

1.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Melms-Pfenninger steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

5000

Max speed, kts

29.5

Fuel, t

coal 18 + oil 24

Endurance, nm(kts)

1200(16)

Armament

2 x 1 - 66/27 G. L/30 K.09, 1 x 1 - 8/80, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 10 - 12 mines

Complement

38

Ship project history: Built by Cantiere Navale Triestino at Monfalcone. Initially only the numbers 82-85 should have been built by Danubius, with the series 86-100 allocated io the Pola N Yd, but when Danubius was ordered to build 16 units after the intervention of the Hungarian Ministry of Commerce, the remaining units were ordered from Cantiere Naval Triestino.

Modernizations: 1917, all: - 1 x 1 - 66/27; + 1 x 1 - 75/27 G. L/30 K.16 BAG

Naval service: They saw active service during the war. All three survived and they were sold to Greece in 1920 and renamed Kyzikos, Kios and Kidoniai. Kios damaged by German bombs on 23 April 1941 and scuttled; Kyzikos was scuttled on 25 April 1941 at the Greek Navy yard at Salamis; and Kidoniai sank after German bomb hits on 26 April 1941.

100M 1918

Ivan Gogin, 2014