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BELGIAN NAVY (BELGIUM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

A22 PC torpedo boats (1916-1917/1919)

A22 PC 1919

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
A22 PC (ex-A40), 1926- A22, 1927- A40   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1915 2/9/1916 12/1916 // 6/1919 BU 1927
A23 PC (ex-A42), 1926- A23, 1927- A42, 1931- Zand   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1915 1/11/1916 1/1917 // 6/1919 TS 1931, sold 1939
A24 PC (ex-A43), 1926- A24, 1927- A43, 1931- Wielingen   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1915 25/12/1916 4/1917 // 6/1919 TS 1931, captured by Germany 18/5/1940
A25 PC (ex-A47), 1926- A25, 1927- A47   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1915 23/4/1917 6/1917 // 6/1919 sold 1931
A26 PC (ex-A49)   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1915 19/5/1917 7/1917 // 6/1919 to United Kingdom 9/1920, BU
A29 PC (ex-A31), 1926- A29   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1915 15/7/1916 9/1916 // 6/1919 BU 1927

  

Displacement normal, t

227

Displacement full, t

250

Length, m

49.0 wl 50.0 oa

Breadth, m

5.32

Draught, m

2.12 normal 2.34 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Schichau geared steam turbine, 1 Marine twin boiler

Power, h. p.

3250

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

oil 53

Endurance, nm(kts)

690(20)

Armament

A22, 23, 25, 26 PC: 2 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08, 1 x 1 - 450 TT, sweeps

A24, 29 PC: 2 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08, 1 x 1 - 450 TT, sweeps

Complement

29

Ship project history: Coastal torpedo boats - minesweepers, ordered by Kaiserliche Marine for operations off coast of Flanders, development of A1 class. All were transferred to Belgium in 1919.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Wielingen was captured by German troops at Antwerp 18/5/1940, never commissioned by Kriegsmarine and broken up in 1943.

Ivan Gogin, 2010-15