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K-U-K MARINE - AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN NAVY (AUSTRIA-HUNGARY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

SPERBER torpedo boats (1886)

Sperber 1886

Names

Sperber, 1910- 31 (Yard no 318); Habicht, 1910- 32 (Yard no 319)

Builders

Schichau, Elbing, Germany: Sperber, Habicht

Completed

1886: Sperber, Habicht

Losses

none

Transfers

Italy, 1920: 31, 32

Discarding

none

 

Displacement normal, t

78

Displacement full, t

93

Length, m

39.9 wl

Breadth, m

4.80

Draught, m

1.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

970

Max speed, kts

18.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

1200(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 37/20 SFK L/23 H, 2 - 356 TT (bow)

Complement

16

Ship project history: Standard Schichau boats.

Modernizations: 1905, both: were reboilered with 2 oil-burning Yarrow boilers with two funnels.

1914, 32; 1916, 31: + sweeps

Naval service: Both were transferred to Italy in 1920, 31 was immediately broken up but 32 served as customs patrol boat at Trieste till 1925.

Sperber after reboilering

Ivan Gogin, 2014