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KAISERLICHE MARINE / REICHSMARINE / KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

S138 large torpedo boats (1907-1908)

S138 1909

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S138, 9/1917- T138 777 Schichau, Elbing 1906 22/9/1906 5/1907 sunk 7/7/1918
S139, 9/1917- T139, 8/1927- Pfeil 778 Schichau, Elbing 1906 12/11/1906 7/1907 dispatch vessel 8/1927, stricken 9/1937
S140, 9/1917- T140 779 Schichau, Elbing 1906 22/12/1906 8/1907 discarded 3/1921
S141, 9/1917- T141, 8/1927- Blitz 780 Schichau, Elbing 1906 7/2/1907 9/1907 dispatch vessel 8/1927, sold 4/1933
S142, 9/1917- T142 781 Schichau, Elbing 1906 6/3/1907 9/1907 discarded 12/1920
S143, 9/1917- T143 782 Schichau, Elbing 1906 6/4/1907 10/1907 stricken 5/1927
S144, 9/1917- T144 783 Schichau, Elbing 1906 27/4/1907 12/1907 stricken 10/1928
S145, 9/1917- T145 784 Schichau, Elbing 1906 8/6/1907 12/1907 discarded 3/1921
S146, 9/1917- T146 785 Schichau, Elbing 1906 27/6/1907 11/1907 stricken 10/1928
S147, 9/1917- T147 786 Schichau, Elbing 1906 3/8/1907 4/1908 discarded 12/1920
S148, 9/1917- T148 787 Schichau, Elbing 1906 11/9/1907 3/1908 stricken 10/1928
S149, 9/1917- T149 788 Schichau, Elbing 1906 19/10/1907 7/1908 stricken 5/1927

  

Displacement normal, t

533

Displacement full, t

684

Length, m

70.2 wl 70.7 oa

Breadth, m

7.80

Draught, m

2.75

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

11000

Max speed, kts

30.3

Fuel, t

coal 194

Endurance, nm(kts) 1830(17)

Armament

1 x 1 - 88/32 SK L/35 C/01, 3 x 1 - 52/51 SK L/55 C/03, 3 x 1 - 450 TT (4)

Complement

80

Ship project history: These boats of the 1906 fiscal year were closely modelled on G137. The significant break between bridge and forecastle made the bridge very wet from sea state 6 upwards and hindered the operation of both guns and torpedoes.

Modernizations: 1914 - 1915, S138 - 141, 145, 147 - 149: - 2 x 1 - 52/51; + 1 x 1 - 88/32 SK L/35 C/01

1914 - 1915, S142, 144: - 3 x 1 - 52/51; + 1 x 1 - 88/32 SK L/35 C/01

1916 - 1917, S146: - 1 x 1 - 88/32, 3 x 1 - 52/51; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

1920, T139, 141, 148, 149: - 2 x 1 - 88/32, 1 x 1 - 52/51; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

1920, T143: - 1 x 1 - 88/32, 3 x 1 - 52/51; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

1920, T144: - 2 x 1 - 88/32; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

after 1927, Blitz, Pfeil: were armed with 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/30 only

Naval service: T138 was mined in the North Sea 7/7/1918. S143 foundered 3/8/1914 after boiler explosion but later salvaged and repaired.

S143 1913

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14