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COASTAL FORCES

S14 motor torpedo boats (1936-1938)

S14 1939

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S14, 1941- V5509 12505 Lürssen, Vegesack   23/1/1936 6/1936 sunk 1944
S15, 1941- V5511, 1944- S15 12510 Lürssen, Vegesack   15/2/1936 2/1937 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 1945, to Denmark 7/1947 (T46)
S16, 1941- V5512, 1944- S16 12630 Lürssen, Vegesack   7/4/1937 12/1937 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 2/1946 (TK-1003)
S17 12635 Lürssen, Vegesack   29/7/1937 3/1938 damaged 4/9/1939, stricken

 

Displacement standard, t

92.5

Displacement full, t

105

Length, m

34.6

Breadth, m

5.26

Draught, m

1.67

No of shafts

3

Machinery

MAN L11 Zu diesels

Power, h. p.

6150

Max speed, kts

37.7

Fuel, t

diesel oil 13.3
Endurance, nm(kts) 500(32)

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/65 C/30, 2 - 533 TT (4)

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 Boats of early series to beginning of war were considered become outdated and were used for training.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 survived: - 1 x 1 - 20/65; + 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

1942 - 1943, all survived: + 6 DCs or mines

late 1942, some: - 1 x 1 - 20/65; + 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30 or 1 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28

1943, some: - 1 x 1 - 20/65; + 1 x 2 - 20/65 C/38 or 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38 or 1 x 2 - 15/84

Naval service: S14 was lost in 1944 in La Manche.

S14

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14