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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

S67 torpedo boats (1893-1894)

S67 1894

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S67, 9/1914- T67 500 Schichau, Elbing 1892 14/2/1893 5/1893 minesweeper 1914, sunk 13/8/1918
S68, 9/1914- T68 501 Schichau, Elbing 1892 9/3/1893 7/1893 minesweeper 1914, sunk 4/6/1918
S69, 9/1914- T69 502 Schichau, Elbing 1892 20/4/1893 8/1893 minesweeper 1914, discarded 10/1920
S70, 9/1914- T70 503 Schichau, Elbing 1892 6/6/1893 9/1893 minesweeper 1914, discarded 1/1921
S71, 9/1914- T71 504 Schichau, Elbing 1892 2/8/1893 10/1893 minesweeper 1914, discarded 3/1921
S72, 9/1914- T72 505 Schichau, Elbing 1892 20/6/1893 11/1893 minesweeper 1914, discarded 1/1921
S73, 9/1914- T73 506 Schichau, Elbing 1892 23/6/1893 1/1894 minesweeper 1914, discarded 1/1921

  

Displacement normal, t

137

Displacement full, t

166

Length, m

47.9

Breadth, m

5.42

Draught, m

2.58 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

1600

Max speed, kts

21.9

Fuel, t

coal 31

Endurance, nm(kts) 1700(12)

Armament

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

Complement

22 - 24

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

Modernizations: 1902, S69; 1904, S67, S68, S70, S71, S73; 1906, S72: were reboilered with new locomotive boiler

1914, all: were reboilered with 2 Marine boilers; - 1 - 450 TT, 2 x 1 - 450 TT; + sweeps

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. T67 and T68 were mined in North Sea 13/8/1918 and 4/6/1918 respectively.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014