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D3 division torpedo boats (1888)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
D3   365 Schichau, Elbing 1887 1.10.1887 5.1888 TS 1916, discarded 12.1920
D4   366 Schichau, Elbing 1887 9.11.1887 10.1888 fishery protection 1906-1910, discarded 12.1920


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

249

Displacement full, t

300

Length, m

57.6

Breadth, m

6.80

Draught, m

3.23 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

2200

Max speed, kts

20.3

Fuel, t

coal 55

Endurance, nm(kts)

1940(14)

Armament

6 x 5 - 37/27 RV L/30, 1 - 350 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Complement

46



Standard scale images


<i>D3</i><i> </i>1914
D3 1914


Project history

These 'division boats', or flotilla leaders, were basically larger versions of the torpedo boats they were intended to lead, with a similar armament and speed, but of a larger size in order to accommodate the extra staff needed. The most interesting design was the last, D9, which had the beginnings of the 'trawler bow', a raised forecastle which did not extend back as far as the bridge.

Modernizations

1893, both: - 6 x 5 - 37/17; + 3 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92

1900, both: were reboilered with 2 Normand boilers

1914, D4: was reboilered with 2 Marine boilers

Naval service

No significant events.