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S75 torpedo boats (1895 - 1896)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S75, 9.1914- T75   551 Schichau, Elbing 1894 22.1.1895 4/1895 minesweeper 1914, discarded 1.1921
S76, 9.1914- T76   552 Schichau, Elbing 1894 13.3.1895 5/1895 minesweeper 1914, discarded 1.1921
S77, 9.1914- T77   553 Schichau, Elbing 1894 6.5.1895 7/1895 minesweeper 1914, discarded 1.1921
S78, 9.1914- T78   554 Schichau, Elbing 1894 9.4.1895 7/1895 minesweeper 1914, sunk 16.5.1917
S79, 9.1914- T79   555 Schichau, Elbing 1894 6.7.1895 9/1895 minesweeper 1914, discarded 3.1921
S80, 9.1914- T80   556 Schichau, Elbing 1894 14.6.1895 8/1895 minesweeper 1914, discarded 1.1921
S81, 9.1914- T81   557 Schichau, Elbing 1894 30.9.1895 3/1896 minesweeper 1914, discarded 1.1921


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

152

Displacement full, t180
Length, m

49.0

Breadth, m

5.30

Draught, m

2.85 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

1744

Max speed, kts

22.3

Fuel, t

coal 43

Endurance, nm(kts)2070(12)
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>S74 </i>1895
S74 1895


Project history

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

Modernizations

1909, all: were reboilered with 2 Marine boilers

1914, all: - 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. T78 was mined in the North Sea 16.5.1917.