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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

G101 destroyers (1915)

G101 1918

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
G101 (ex-Santiago)   Germaniawerft, Kiel 1914 12/8/1914 3/1915 interned 11/1918, scuttled 21/6/1919
G102 (ex-San Luis)   Germaniawerft, Kiel 1914 16/9/1914 4/1915 interned 11/1918, scuttled 21/6/1919
G103 (ex-Santa Fé)   Germaniawerft, Kiel 1914 14/11/1914 5/1915 interned 11/1918, scuttled 21/6/1919
G104 (ex-Tucuman)   Germaniawerft, Kiel 1914 28/11/1914 6/1915 interned 11/1918, scuttled 21/6/1919

  

Displacement normal, t

1116

Displacement full, t

1734

Length, m

95.3 oa 94.0 wl

Breadth, m

9.47

Draught, m

3.84

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Germania steam turbines, 3 doubled oil-burning boilers

Power, h. p.

28000

Max speed, kts

33.5

Fuel, t

oil 500

Endurance, nm(kts) 2420(20)

Armament

4 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14, 2 x 2 - 500 TT, 2 x 1 - 500 TT (8), 24 mines

Complement

104

Ship project history: Ordered for the Argentine Navy with cruising diesels, 10.2cm guns and 53.3cm torpedoes, they were seized by the Imperial German Navy and commissioned on the outbreak of war. Like the B97 class they were referred to as 'destroyers'.

Modernizations: 1916, G101, 103, 104: - 4 x 1 - 88/42; + 4 x 1 - 105/43 TK L/45 C/16

1916, G102: - 4 x 1 - 88/42; + 4 x 1 - 105/42 Utof L/45 C/16

Naval service: No significant events.

G101

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014