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S42 torpedo boat (1889)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S42, 11.1910- T42   403 Schichau, Elbing 1889 29.5.1889 6/1889 minesweeper 1913, discarded 10.1920


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

123

Displacement full, t153
Length, m

44.2

Breadth, m

5.00

Draught, m

2.60 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

1420

Max speed, kts

22.2

Fuel, t

coal 18 + oil 5.7

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

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

Complement

16



Standard scale images


<i>S42 </i>1913
S42 1913


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: - 1 x 5 - 37/27; + 1 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92

1896: reboilered with Marine boiler

1913: - 1 - 350 TT, 2 x 1 - 350 TT; + mechanical minesweeping gear

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.