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REICHSMARINE / KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

COASTAL FORCES

S10 motor torpedo boats (1935)

S10 1935

Names

S10, 3/1942- V5507, later S10

S11, 3/1942- V5508, later S11

S12, 4/1942- V5504, later S12

S13, 3/1942- V5510, later S13

Builders

Lürssen, Vegesack

Commissioned

3-12/1935: S10 - 13

Losses

none

Transfers

USA 1945: S10 (to Norway 1947), S12 (scuttled 2/5/1946)

Soviet Union 2/1946: S11 (TK-1002)

United Kingdom 1945: S13 (sold)

Discarding

surrendered 5/1945: S10 - 13

 

Displacement standard, t

76

Displacement full, t

92

Length, m

32.4

Breadth, m

5.06

Draught, m

1.42

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Daimler-Benz MB502 diesels

Power, h. p.

3960

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

diesel oil 10.5
Endurance, nm(kts) 758(22)

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/65 C/30, 2 - 533 TT

Complement 18 - 23

Ship project history: Torpedo motorboats (Schnellboote) were the development of successful prototype created by F. Lürssen in 1929. General characteristic lines for all series were round-bilge hull with small deadrise, triple-shaft diesel machinery, presence of two auxiliary rudders for creation of "Lürssen effect" (fitting of rudders under an angle to centreline for speed increase) and a bow arrangement of two TTs. Composite hull included light alloy framing, wooden planking and steel engine seating. Boats of early series to beginning of war were considered become outdated and were used for training.

Modernizations: 1941, most: - 1 x 1 - 20/65; + 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

1942 - 1943, all: + 6 DCs or mines

Naval service: S11 on reparations was transferred to the USSR.

S12

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14