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D5 division torpedo boats (1889)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
D5   382 Schichau, Elbing 1888 20.10.1888 4.1889 fishery protection 1905-1906, TS 1914, discarded 12.1920
D6   383 Schichau, Elbing 1888 9.2.1889 6.1889 TS 1916, discarded 12.1920


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

300

Displacement full, t

406

Length, m

59.6

Breadth, m

7.40

Draught, m

3.50 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

3200

Max speed, kts

22.6

Fuel, t

coal 98

Endurance, nm(kts)

2310(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>D5</i><i> </i>1914
D5 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

1904, D6; 1910, D5: were reboilered with 2 Marine boilers

Naval service

No significant events.