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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

COASTAL FORCES

L1 motor patrol boats (1917)

Names

L1,2, 1917- LM1, 2

Builders

Lürssen, Vegesack

Commissioned

1917: L1, 2

Losses

LM1 (5/3/1918), LM2 (17/4/1918)

Transfers

None

Discarding

None

 

Displacement normal, t

6

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

15.0

Breadth, m

2.30

Draught, m

1.08

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Maybach CX petrol engines

Power, h. p.

630

Max speed, kts

30.6

Fuel, t

petrol 1
Endurance, nm(kts) 150(30)

Armament

1 x 1 - 7.9/79

Complement 7

Ship project history: Designed for night operations working as net-cutters off Zeebrugge, they were built by the Lürssen yard.

Modernizations: 1917, both: + 1 - 450 TT (bow)

Naval service: Both were destroyed by fire or explosion in 1918.

Ivan Gogin, 2014