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S43 torpedo boats (1889 - 1890)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S43, 11.1910- T43   404 Schichau, Elbing 1889 17.6.1889 8/1889 minesweeper 1913, sunk 7.10.1915
S44, 11.1910- T44   405 Schichau, Elbing 1889 30.10.1889 12/1889 minesweeper 1913, discarded 10.1920
S45, 11.1910- T45   406 Schichau, Elbing 1889 12.7.1889 9/1889 minesweeper 1913, discarded 5.1922
S46, 11.1910- T46   407 Schichau, Elbing 1889 3.8.1889 11/1889 minesweeper 1913, sunk 16.8.1915
S47, 11.1910- T47   408 Schichau, Elbing 1889 2.9.1889 10/1889 minesweeper 1913, sunk 29.5.1915
S48   409 Schichau, Elbing 1889 20.9.1889 2/1890 collision 11.4.1896
S49, 11.1910- T49   410 Schichau, Elbing 1889 30.1.1890 3/1890 minesweeper 1913, discarded 10.1920
S50, 11.1910- T50   411 Schichau, Elbing 1889 4.11.1889 4/1890 minesweeper 1913, foundered 28.9.1914
S51, 11.1910- T51   412 Schichau, Elbing 1889 28.11.1889 9/1890 minesweeper 1913, sunk 29.5.1915
S52, 11.1910- T52   413 Schichau, Elbing 1889 20.12.1889 9/1890 minesweeper 1913, sunk 8.8.1915
S53, 11.1910- T53   414 Schichau, Elbing 1889 18.1.1890 9/1890 minesweeper 1913, discarded 10.1920
S54, 11.1910- T54   415 Schichau, Elbing 1889 30.1.1890 8/1890 minesweeper 1913, sunk 6.10.1917
S55, 11.1910- T55   416 Schichau, Elbing 1889 19.2.1890 11/1890 minesweeper 1913, discarded 10.1920
S56, 11.1910- T56   417 Schichau, Elbing 1889 2.4.1890 10/1890 minesweeper 1913, wrecked 16.10.1917
S57, 11.1910- T57   418 Schichau, Elbing 1889 9.6.1890 10/1890 minesweeper 1913, sunk 5.4.1915


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

127

Displacement full, t152
Length, m

44.2

Breadth, m

5.00

Draught, m

2.70 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

1571

Max speed, kts

21.5

Fuel, t

coal 30

Endurance, nm(kts)2160(10)
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>S43 </i>1914
S43 1914


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

1909, S49, S51, S53-S56; 1910, S46, S47; 1913, T43, T44: reboilered with Marine boiler

1913, all survived: - 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. T43 was struck by mine 7.10.1915 in North Sea. T46 sank on mine 16.8.1915 on Baltic, T47 and T51 were mined there 29.5.1915. S48 collided 11.4.1896 with sister-ship S46 in Jade and sunk. T50 foundered in storm 28.9.1914 on Baltic. T52 was mined on Baltic 8.8.1915, T54 was mined there 6.10.1917. T56 wrecked on Baltic 16.10.1917. T57 was mined on Baltic 5.4.1915.