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S66 torpedo boat (1893)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S66, 9.1914- T66   499 Schichau, Elbing 1892 27.4.1893 7/1893 minesweeper 1914, sunk 18.10.1917


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

140

Displacement full, t172
Length, m

47.9

Breadth, m

5.42

Draught, m

2.74 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

1610

Max speed, kts

22.1

Fuel, t

coal 36

Endurance, nm(kts)1560(14)
Armament

1 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

22 - 24



Standard scale images


<i>S66 </i>1896
S66 1896


Project history

These vessels continued the same process of steady improvement of the basic design begun by their predecessors.

Modernizations

1902: was reboilered with 1 locomotive boiler

1914: - 1 - 450 TT, 2 x 1 - 450 TT; + mechanical minesweeping gear

Naval service

Most were rebuilt and reboilered in the opening years of the new century. In September 1914 all were redesignated with the letter T beginning their numbers, and were used during the war as minesweepers and as tenders to instructional vessels. T66 was mined in Gulf of Riga 18.10.1917.