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KAISERLICHE MARINE / REICHSMARINE / KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

S13 large torpedo boats (1912-1913)

T23 1936

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S13 864 Schichau, Elbing 1911 7/12/1911 7/1912 sunk 6/11/1914
S14 865 Schichau, Elbing 1911 2/3/1912 11/1912 sunk 19/2/1915
S15 866 Schichau, Elbing 1911 23/3/1912 11/1912 damaged 21/8/1917, never repaired
S16 867 Schichau, Elbing 1911 20/4/1912 10/1912 sunk 20/1/1918
S17 868 Schichau, Elbing 1911 22/6/1912 12/1912 sunk 16/5/1917
S18 869 Schichau, Elbing 1911 10/8/1912 1/1913 stricken 3/1931
S19 870 Schichau, Elbing 1911 17/10/1912 3/1913 stricken 3/1931
S20 871 Schichau, Elbing 1911 4/12/1912 11/1913 sunk 5/6/1917
S21 872 Schichau, Elbing 1911 11/1/1913 6/1913 collision 21/4/1915
S22 873 Schichau, Elbing 1911 15/2/1913 7/1913 sunk 26/3/1916
S23, 3/1932- T23 874 Schichau, Elbing 1911 29/3/1913 11/1913 controlling ship for wireless controlled target Hessen T123 Komet 4/1939
S24 875 Schichau, Elbing 1911 28/6/1913 8/1913 discarded 11/1919, to United Kingdom

  

Displacement normal, t

568

Displacement full, t

695

Length, m

71.0 wl 71.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.43

Draught, m

2.77

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Schichau steam turbines, 4 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

15700

Max speed, kts

32.5

Fuel, t

coal 108 + oil 72

Endurance, nm(kts) 1050(17)

Armament

2 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/08, 4 x 1 - 500 TT (5), 18 mines

Complement

74

Ship project history: All twelve boats of the 1912 fiscal year were ordered from Schichau, the boats being very similar to the 1911 design and having the same deficiencies.

Modernizations: 1916, S15 - 20, 23, 24: - 2 x 1 - 88/27; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

1917, S15, 18, 23, 24; 1921, S23: - 2 x 1 - 88/42; + 2 x 1 - 105/43 TK L/45 C/16

1921 - 1923, all survived: - 2 x 1 - 500 TT; boilers were replaced by 3 new ones, fuel stowage was 146 t of coal and 71 t of oil. Displacement was 650 / 749 t, endurance 1700(17)nm.

Naval service: S14 was lost because of internal explosion on Jade 19/2/1915, late this year she was raised and broken up. S21 was lost 21/4/1915 after collision with cruiser Hamburg in North Sea. S13 6/11/1914 in the North Sea and V4 in the same place 1/6/1916 have been destroyed after explosions of own torpedoes. S15 21/8/1917 at coast of Flanders was badly damaged by a mine and stricken a month later, S16 was mined in the North Sea 20/1/1918, S17 was sunk by mine in the North Sea 16/6/1917, S22 was mined in the North Sea 26/3/1916. S20 was sunk 5/6/1917 by British ships at Flanders coast.

    S23 was used as TS from 1932 and as target controlling ship from 1939. She survived a war and was transferred to Soviet Union in 1946 (with target ship Hessen as Цель <Tsel`>) as Комета <Kometa>.

S14 1912

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