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V1 large torpedo boats (1912 - 1913)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
V1   317 A G Vulcan, Stettin 1911 11.9.1911 1/1912 stricken 3.1929
V2   318 A G Vulcan, Stettin 1911 14.10.1911 3/1912 stricken 11.1929
V3   319 A G Vulcan, Stettin 1911 15.11.1911 5/1912 stricken 11.1929
V4   320 A G Vulcan, Stettin 1911 23.12.1911 6.1912 sunk 1.6.1916
V5   322 A G Vulcan, Stettin 1911 29.2.1912 --- to Greece 7.1912 (Νέα Γενεά [Nea Genea])
V6   323 A G Vulcan, Stettin 1911 22.5.1912 --- to Greece 7.1912 (Κεραυνός [Keravnos])
V5   335 A G Vulcan, Stettin 1912 25.4.1913 7/1913 stricken 11.1929
V6   336 A G Vulcan, Stettin 1912 28.2.1913 5/1913 stricken 3.1929


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

569

Displacement full, t

697

Length, m

70.2 wl 71.1 oa

Breadth, m

7.60

Draught, m

3.11

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 AEG-Vulcan steam turbines, 4 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

17000

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

coal 107 + oil 78

Endurance, nm(kts)1190(17)
Armament

2 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/08, 4 x 1 - 500 TT (5), 18 mines

Complement

74



Standard scale images


<i>V1</i> 1913
V1 1913


Project history

Originally it was planned to follow on with the traditional torpedo-boat type using the next available numbers (198-209), but the fleet argued for smaller boats which were believed to be more manoeuvrable in the battle line. This resulted in a generation of smaller destroyers (starting in 1911) with new numbers. Trials showed quickly that the reduced displacement caused a remarkable loss of seaworthiness. The original V 5 and V 6 were sold to Greece. Two identical replacement boats V5 and V6 were ordered.

Modernizations

1916, all completed: - 2 x 1 - 88/27; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

1921-1922, all survived: - 2 x 1 - 88/42, 2 x 1 - 500 TT; + 2 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/06; boilers were replaced by 3 new ones, fuel stowage was 150t of coal and 77t of oil. Displacement was 670 / 753t, endurance 1750(17).

Naval service

No significant events.