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KAISERLICHE MARINE / REICHSMARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

G169 large torpedo boats (1909-1910)

G169 1918

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
G169, 9/1917- T169 138 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1908 29/12/1908 4/1909 to United Kingdom 8/1920
G170, 9/1917- T170 139 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1908 3/3/1909 7/1909 discarded 3/1921
G171 142 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1908 28/5/1909 1/1910 collision 14/9/1912
G172, 9/1917- T172 143 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1908 10/7/1909 1/1910 sunk 7/7/1918
G173, 9/1917- T173 144 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1908 28/7/1909 1/1910 to United Kingdom 9/1920
G174, 2/1918- T174 145 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1909 8/1/1910 7/1910 to United Kingdom 8/1920
G175, 2/1918- T175 146 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1909 24/2/1910 12/1910 stricken 9/1926

  

Displacement normal, t

G169 - 172: 670

G173 - 175: 700

Displacement full, t

G169 - 172: 777

G173: 778

G174, 175: 824

Length, m

74.0

Breadth, m

7.90

Draught, m

G169 - 172: 2.82

G173: 2.78

G174, 175: 3.04

No of shafts

G169 - 172: 3

G173 - 175: 2

Machinery

G169 - 172: 6 Parsons steam turbines, 4 Marine boilers

G173: Zoelly steam turbines, 4 Marine boilers

G174, 175: Parsons steam turbines, 4 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

15000

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

G169 - 173: coal 125 + oil 84

G174, 175: coal 145 + oil 80

Endurance, nm(kts)

G169 - 172: 1250(17)

G173: 1280(17)

G174, 175: 920(17)

Armament

G169 - 173: 2 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08, 3 x 1 - 450 TT (4)

G174, 175: 2 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08, 4 x 1 - 500 TT (5)

Complement

84

Ship project history: These Germania boats had the same hull but different turbine systems and therefore different funnel positions. Unusually for German practice part of them had 3 shafts. G 169-G 173 belonged to the last group of the 1908 fiscal year, and the remaining two to the 1909 programme.

Modernizations: 1916 - 1917, G170, 172 - 175: - 2 x 1 - 88/27; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

Naval service: G171 collided 14/9/1912 with battleship Zähringen in the North Sea and sunk. T172 was mined in the North Sea 7/7/1918.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14