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TORPEDO SHIPS

HUSZÁR destroyers (1905-1909)

Csikós 1914

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Huszár 1171 Yarrow, Poplar, UK 9/1904 31/3/1905 9/1905 wrecked 3/12/1908
Ulan 349 STT, San Marco 9/1905 8/4/1906 9/1906 to Greece 1920 (Smyrni)
Streiter 350 STT, San Marco 10/1905 16/6/1906 12/1906 collision 16/4/1918
Wildfang 351 STT, San Marco 12/1905 29/8/1906 6/1907 sunk 4/6/1917
Scharfschütze 352 STT, San Marco 4/1906 5/12/1906 9/1907 to Italy 1920
Uskoke 353 STT, San Marco 9/1906 20/7/1907 12/1907 to Italy 1920
Huszár   Marinearsenal Pola 11/1909 20/12/1910 2/1911 to Italy 1920
Turul 11 Danubius, Fiume 7/1907 9/8/1908 12/1908 to Italy 1920
Pandur 12 Danubius, Fiume 8/1907 25/10/1908 1/1909 to France 1920
Csikós 13 Danubius, Fiume 2/1908 24/1/1909 11/1909 to Italy 1920
Réka 14 Danubius, Fiume 8/1908 28/4/1909 12/1909 to France 1920
Dinara 15 Danubius, Fiume 1/1909 16/10/1909 12/1909 to Italy 1920
Velebit 16 Danubius, Fiume 11/1908 24/7/1909 12/1909 to Italy 1920

 

Displacement normal, t

389

Displacement full, t

414

Length, m

67.1 pp 68.4 wl

Breadth, m

6.25

Draught, m

1.90 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4-cyl VTE, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

coal 90

Endurance, nm(kts)

500(28)

Armament

1 x 1 - 66/42 SFK L/45, 7 x 1 - 47/40 SFK L/44 S, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

65 - 70

Ship project history: In 1904 the Austro-Hungarian Navy ordered a prototype 400t destroyer from Yarrow, together with a 200t torpedo boat. A further 11 units of the Yarrow destroyer type were built at the above mentioned domestic yards. By 1910 advances of international destroyer development had left this type under-armed, so they were up-gunned in 1912-13.

Modernizations: 1912-13, all survived: - 7 x 1 - 47/40; + 5 x 1 - 66/27 G. L/30 K.09 TAG/BAG

1916-1918, Streiter, Uskoke, Pandur: - 1 x 1 - 66/42 SFK L/45; + 1 x 1 - 66/42 G. L/42 BAG

1916-1918, Ulan, Wildfang, Scharfschütze, Huszár, Turul, Csikós, Réka, Dinara, Velebit: - 1 x 1 - 66/42; + 1 x 1 - 75/27 G. L/30 K.16 BAG

Naval service: The first Huszár ran aground near Traste 3/12/1908 and sank, so a replacement unit was built at the Pola N Yd to maintain the full dozen. Although obsolete at the outbreak of war these boats saw extensive wartime service: Wildfang was mined 4/6/1917 W of Peneda Island; Streiter sank 16/4/1918 off Laurana after a collision with s/s Petka. All the others were ceded to Italy or France and were scrapped immediately, except Ulan, which went to Greece as the Smyrni, and was discarded in 1928.

Ulan 1906

Ivan Gogin, 2014