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A55 1917

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
A50   988 Schichau, Elbing 1916 8.7.1917 8.1917 sunk 17.11.1917
A51   989 Schichau, Elbing 1916 16.5.1917 7.1917 scuttled 29.10.1918
A52   990 Schichau, Elbing 1916 18.1.1917 4.1917 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A53   991 Schichau, Elbing 1916 3.2.1917 4.1917 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A54   992 Schichau, Elbing 1916 22.2.1917 4.1917 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A55   993 Schichau, Elbing 1916 10.3.1917 4.1917 to United Kingdom 9.1920


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

229

Displacement full, t252
Length, m

50.0 oa 49.0 wl

Breadth, m

5.62

Draught, m

2.33 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 set Schichau geared steam turbines, 1 Marine doubled boiler

Power, h. p.

3250

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

oil 53

Endurance, nm(kts)690(20)
Armament

2 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08, 1 x 1 - 450 TT, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

29



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<i>A50 </i>1917
A50 1917


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<i>A55 </i>1917
A55 1917


Project history

Slightly widened version of the 1915 A II type. A 50 was transferred in sections to Antwerp/Hoboken and finished there; A 51 was transferred by railway in sections to Pola and finished there, later serving as tender to the German submarine flotilla in the Mediterranean.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

  A50 was mined 17.11.17 in the North Sea and A51 was scuttled 29.10.18 at Fiume; the others became British war reparations and were subsequently scrapped in the 1920s.