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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

S24 torpedo boats (1886-1887)

S24 1894

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S24, 11/1910- T24 326 Schichau, Elbing 1886 30/7/1886 10/1886 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4/1920
S25, 11/1910- T25 327 Schichau, Elbing 1886 4/8/1886 11/1886 minesweeper 1913, collision 6/11/1914
S26 328 Schichau, Elbing 1886 21/8/1886 10/1886 foundered 22/9/1897
S27, 11/1910- T27 329 Schichau, Elbing 1886 24/9/1886 11/1886 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4/1920
S28, 11/1910- T28 330 Schichau, Elbing 1886 6/10/1886 12/1886 minesweeper 1913, torpedo boat 1915, discarded 4/1920
S29, 11/1910- T29 331 Schichau, Elbing 1886 19/10/1886 12/1886 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4/1920
S30, 11/1910- T30 332 Schichau, Elbing 1886 22/11/1886 1/1887 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4/1920
S31, 11/1910- T31 333 Schichau, Elbing 1886 4/12/1886 4/1887 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4/1920

  

Displacement normal, t

83

Displacement full, t

103

Length, m

37.7

Breadth, m

4.80

Draught, m

2.34 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

840

Max speed, kts

19.1

Fuel, t

coal 17

Endurance, nm(kts) 2040(12)

Armament

1 x 5 - 37/27 RV L/30, 1 - 350 TT (bow, 2), 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Complement

16

Ship project history: All the boats in the S7-S65 group were adhered to Schichau's standard torpedo boat form, with the maximum breadth of hull well aft, producing a plan that resembled a pear shape.

Modernizations: 1893, all: - 1 x 5 - 37/17; + 1 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92

1911, all: were reboilered with 1 Marine boiler

1913, T24, 25, 27-31: - 1 - 350 TT, 2 x 1 - 350 TT; + sweep

Naval service: Some of the earliest boats were discarded 1900-1910, becoming target boats or tenders, or just being broken up, but the majority were rebuilt and reboilered. In 1910 the survivors had their designations changed from S to T, to clear the S numbers for new destroyers. During the war they were used as minesweepers. T25 collided in North Sea 6/11/1914 with torpedo boat T72 and sunk. S26 foundered 22/9/1887 in a storm at the mouth of Elbe.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014