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G169 large torpedo boats (1909 - 1910)


Ships


Name No 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


Technical data


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: 2 Zoelly steam turbines, 4 Marine boilers

G174, 175: 2 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



Standard scale images


<i>G169</i> 1918
G169 1918


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.