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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

G85 large torpedo boats (1915-1916)

G85 1918

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
G85 221 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 24/7/1915 12/1915 sunk 21/4/1917
G86 222 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 24/8/1915 1/1916 interned 11/1918, scuttled 21/6/1919
G87 223 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 22/9/1915 2/1916 sunk 30/3/1918
G88 224 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 16/10/1915 3/1916 sunk 8/4/1917
G89 225 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 11/12/1915 5/1916 interned 11/1918, scuttled 21/6/1919
G90 226 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 15/1/1916 6/1916 sunk 11/11/1916
G91 227 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 16/11/1915 7/1916 interned 11/1918, scuttled 21/6/1919
G92 228 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 15/2/1916 8/1916 interned 11/1918, scuttled 21/6/1919
G93 229 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 11/7/1916 9/1916 sunk 30/3/1918
G94 230 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 1/8/1916 10/1916 sunk 30/3/1918
G95 231 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1915 29/8/1916 11/1916 to United Kingdom 8/1920

  

Displacement normal, t

960

Displacement full, t

1147

Length, m

83.0 oa 82.2 wl

Breadth, m

8.36

Draught, m

3.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Germania steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

24000

Max speed, kts

33.5

Fuel, t

oil 326

Endurance, nm(kts)

1760(20)

Armament

G85 - 91: 3 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14, 2 x 2 - 500 TT, 2 x 1 - 500 TT (8), 24 mines

G92 - 95: 3 x 1 - 105/42 Utof L/45 C/16 or TK L/45 C/16, 2 x 2 - 500 TT, 2 x 1 - 500 TT (8), 24 mines

Complement

87

Ship project history: Mobilization destroyers, saw active service in the war.

Modernizations: 1916, G85-89, 91: - 3 x 1 - 88/42; + 3 x 1 - 105/42 Utof L/45 C/16 or TK L/45 C/16

Naval service: G85 was sunk by British leaders Swift and Broke 21/4/1917 in the Dover Straits. G88 was torpedoed 8/4/1917 by British CMB boat off Flanders coast. G87, G93, G94 (all three 30/3/1918, North Sea), G90 (11/11/1916, Gulf of Finland) were mined; G86, G89, G91 and G92 were scuttled at Scapa, raised and scrapped, G93 became a British war reparation and was scrapped.

Ivan Gogin, 2014