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S14 1912

Ships


Name No 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


Technical data


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

2 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



Standard scale images


<i>T23</i> 1936
T23 1936


Graphics


<i>S14</i> 1912
S14 1912


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].