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

TORPEDO SHIPS

TÁTRA destroyers (1913-1914)

Tátra 1914

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Tátra 38 Danubius, Porto Ré 10/1911 4/11/1912 10/1913 to Italy 9/1920 (Fasana)
Balaton 39 Danubius, Porto Ré 11/1911 16/11/1912 11/1913 to Italy 9/1920 (Zenson)
Csepel 40 Danubius, Porto Ré 1/1912 30/12/1912 12/1913 to Italy 9/1920 (Muggia)
Lika 41 Danubius, Porto Ré 4/1912 15/3/1913 7/1914 sunk 29/12/1915
Triglav 42 Danubius, Porto Ré 8/1912 22/12/1913 7/1914 sunk 29/12/1915
Orjen 43 Danubius, Porto Ré 9/1912 26/8/1913 7/1914 to Italy 9/1920 (Pola)

 

Displacement normal, t

870

Displacement full, t

1050

Length, m

83.5 pp 84.0 wl

Breadth, m

7.80

Draught, m

3.00 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

AEG-Curtis steam turbines, 6 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

20600

Max speed, kts

32.5

Fuel, t

coal 104 + oil 125

Endurance, nm(kts)

1600(12)

Armament

2 x 1 - 100/47 G. L/50 K.11, 6 x 1 - 66/42 SFK L/45, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement

105

Ship project history: In May 1910 the Austrian Naval authorities asked the Danubius, Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino, Camierc Navale Triestino and Vulcan, Stettin, shipyards to tender for six 800t turbine-powered destroyers capable of 32.5kts. Ultimately the Hungarian Danubius yard was awarded the contract for political reasons - to ensure Hungarian approval of the 1911 naval budget containing funds for the Tegetthoffs, two of which were already under construction. The boats were built at Danubius' subsidiary at Porto Ré (Kraljevica) and saw active wartime service.

Modernizations: 1916-1918, all survived: - 2 x 1 - 66/42 SFK L/45; + 2 x 1 - 66/42 G. L/45 BAG

Naval service: Lika and Triglav were lost 29/12/1915 after sinking mines off Durazzo. All others were ceded to Italy in 1920.

Tátra 1913

Ivan Gogin, 2014