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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

S31 large torpedo boats (1914-1915)

very similar V25 1914

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S31 906 Schichau, Elbing 1913 20/12/1913 8/1914 sunk 19/8/1915
S32 907 Schichau, Elbing 1913 28/2/1914 9/1914 interned 11/1918, scuttled 21/6/1919
S33 908 Schichau, Elbing 1913 4/4/1914 10/1914 sunk 3/10/1918
S34 909 Schichau, Elbing 1913 13/6/1914 11/1914 sunk 3/10/1918
S35 910 Schichau, Elbing 1913 30/8/1914 12/1914 sunk 31/5/1916
S36 911 Schichau, Elbing 1913 17/10/1914 1/1915 interned 11/1918, scuttled 21/6/1919

  

Displacement normal, t

802

Displacement full, t

971

Length, m

79.6 oa 79.0 wl

Breadth, m

8.33

Draught, m

3.64 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Schichau steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

24000

Max speed, kts

33.5

Fuel, t

oil 220

Endurance, nm(kts) 1100(20)

Armament

3 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14, 2 x 2 - 500 TT, 2 x 1 - 500 TT (8), 24 mines

Complement

83

Ship project history: The second half of the 1913 fiscal year boats were built by Schichau, externally resembling the V25 group. S35 and S36 were to be sold to Greece, but on the outbreak of the war were seized by Germany and commissioned under their original numbers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: S31 was mined 19/8/1915 in the Gulf of Riga. S33 was torpedoed by British submarine L10 3/10/1918 in the North Sea, that day S34 was mined there. S35 was sunk 31/5/1916 at Jutland by British battlecruisers. S32 and S36 were interned 22/11/1918 at Scapa Flow, both were scuttled 21/6/1919 by crews, salvaged in 1925 and scrapped.

S33

Ivan Gogin, 2014