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V25 large torpedo boats (1914)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
V25   346 Vulcan, Stettin 1913 29.1.1914 6.1914 sunk 13.2.1915
V26   347 Vulcan, Stettin 1913 21.2.1914 8.1914 to United Kingdom 6.1920
V27   348 Vulcan, Stettin 1913 26.3.1914 9.1914 sunk 31.5.1916
V28   349 Vulcan, Stettin 1913 9.5.1914 9.1914 to United Kingdom 6.1920
V29   350 Vulcan, Stettin 1913 18.8.1914 10.1914 sunk 31.5.1916
V30   351 Vulcan, Stettin 1913 18.9.1914 11/1914 sunk 20.11.1918


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

812

Displacement full, t

975

Length, m

78.5 oa 77.8 wl

Breadth, m

8.33

Draught, m

3.63 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 AEG-Vulcan steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

23500

Max speed, kts

33.5

Fuel, t

oil 225

Endurance, nm(kts)1080(20)
Armament

3 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14, 2 x 2 - 500 TT, 2 x 1 - 500 TT (8), 24 mines

Complement

83



Standard scale images


<i>V25</i> 1914
V25 1914


Project history

With the destroyers of the fiscal year 1913, the German Navy returned - alter the unsatisfactory performances of the type 1911-12 boats - to increased dimensions. Considering the general political situation and the performances of foreign destroyers the switch to greater displacement and pure oil-burning produced very desirable results: higher speed, better steaming capabilities and better seaworthiness, increased action radius and increased gun power. Compared with the last big coal-burning destroyers it should be noted that oil-burning meant a remarkable reduction in machinery personnel. These boats were to be armed with a new generation of weapons: the improved 8.8cm KL/45 torpedo-boat gun and the new, more powerful 50cm torpedo.

Modernizations

1916 (temporary for experiments), V25: + 1 FF 33B seaplane, launched from platform installed on fwd twin TT.

Naval service

V25 was mined 13.2.1915 in the North Sea, V 27 and V 29 were 31.5.1916 lost in action at Jutland: former was sunk by British cruisers, latter was torpedoed by British destroyer Petard; V30 was lost 20.11.1918 after hitting a mine during the transfer to internment at Scapa Flow.