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S125 large seagoing torpedo boat (1905)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S125, 9.1916- T125   723 Schichau, Elbing 1903 19.5.1904 4.1905 discarded 10.1920


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

355

Displacement full, t

454

Length, m

64.7 oa 64.2 wl

Breadth, m

7.00

Draught, m

3.17 deep load

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Parsons steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

6600

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

coal 93

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

3 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92, 3 x 1 - 450 TT (5)

Complement

61



Standard scale images


<i>S125</i><i> </i>1906
S125 1906


Project history

Apart from the experimental turbine vessel (another was building at the end of the period), these units, classed as large torpedo boats but, despite their lighter guns, really the equivalent of contemporary foreign destroyers, show a large degree of homogeneity. They all shared the 'trade mark' of the torpedo tube placed before the bridge in a well deck between the raised forecastle and the charthouse. All had two funnels. In fact this design was a combination of the best features of the D9 and the D10, of the German torpedo boat traditional design, and of the British destroyer. The result was a sturdy and seaworthy vessel, not as fast as foreign boats, but probably more useful than most.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.