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COASTAL FORCES

S38 motor torpedo boats (1940-1943)

S100 1943

S38 series 1943

S38 series 1943

S38 series 1943

S100 series 1943

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S38 12831 Lürssen, Vegesack   1940 11/1940 sunk 20/11/1940
S39 12832 Lürssen, Vegesack   1940 2/1941 sunk 2/8/1944
S40 12833 Lürssen, Vegesack   1940 2/1941 sunk 19/8/1944
S41 12834 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 3/1941 collision 19/11/1941
S42 12835 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 3/1941 destroyed 20/8/1944
S43 12836 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 3/1941 sunk 27/6/1941
S44 12837 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 4/1941 sunk 25/7/1943
S45 12838 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 4/1941 damaged 20/8/1944, scuttled 29/8/1944
S46 12839 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 5/1941 sunk 11/9/1943
S47 12840 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 6/1941 damaged 20/8/1944, scuttled 29/8/1944
S48 12841 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 6/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 1945, to Norway 7/1947 (E4)
S49 12842 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 7/1941 damaged 20/8/1944, scuttled 25/8/1944
S50 12843 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 7/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1005)
S51 12844 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 8/1941 damaged 5/1945, scuttled 29/8/1944
S52 12845 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 8/1941 sunk 20/8/1944
S53 12846 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 9/1941 sunk 15/3/1942
S62 12855 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 9/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom 1945, to Norway 7/1947, BU
S63 12856 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 10/1941 sunk 25/10/1943
S64 12857 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 11/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 1945, to Norway 7/1947 (Lyn)
S65 12858 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 6/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1006)
S66 12859 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 6/1942 sunk 15/6/1944
S67 12860 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 3/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom 1945, sold, 2/1952 Italian MV621
S68 12861 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 7/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 1945, to Denmark 7/1947 (T62)
S69 12862 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 12/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom 1945, sold
S70 12863 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 12/1941 sunk 5/3/1943
S71 12864 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 1/1942 sunk 17/2/1943
S72 12865 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 2/1942 sunk 23/8/1944
S73 12866 Lürssen, Vegesack   1941 2/1942 to Spain 8/1943 (LT21)
S74 12874 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 3/1942 sunk 5/11/1943
S75 12875 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 4/1942 sunk 5/3/1943
S76 12876 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 5/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 1945, to Norway 7/1947, BU
S77 12877 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 5/1942 sunk 25/7/1943
S78 12878 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 6/1942 to Spain 8/1943 (LT22)
S79 12879 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 6/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USA, to Denmark 7/1947 (T58)
S80 12880 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 7/1942 sunk 1/9/1944
S81 12881 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 7/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1001)
S82 12882 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 8/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1008)
S83 12883 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 9/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom 1945, sold
S84 12884 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 9/1942 sunk 15/6/1944
S85 12885 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 10/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USA, to Norway 7/1947 (Storm)
S86 12886 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 10/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1009)
S87 12887 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 11/1942 sunk 20/5/1944
S88 12888 Lürssen, Vegesack   6/10/1942 11/1942 sunk 25/10/1943
S89 12889 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 11/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom, foundered 12/1946
S90 12890 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 12/1942 wrecked 17/2/1945
S91 12891 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 12/1942 sunk 25/8/1944
S92 12892 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 1/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom, sold
S93 12893 Lürssen, Vegesack   17/12/1942 2/1943 sunk 26/3/1944
S94 12894 Lürssen, Vegesack   31/12/1942 2/1943 sunk 23/2/1944
S95 12895 Lürssen, Vegesack   1942 2/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom, sold
S96 12896 Lürssen, Vegesack   21/1/1943 3/1943 collision 25/9/1943
S97 12897 Lürssen, Vegesack   1943 3/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to USA, to Denmark 7/1947 (T63)
S98 12898 Lürssen, Vegesack   1943 4/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to USA, to Norway 7/1947 (Kvikk)
S99 12899 Lürssen, Vegesack   1943 4/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1010)
S100 12900 Lürssen, Vegesack   1943 5/1943 sunk 15/6/1944
S101 1001 Schlichting, Travemünde   25/9/1940 11/1940 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1011)
S102 1002 Schlichting, Travemünde   6/11/1940 12/1940 sunk 8/7/1943
S103 1003 Schlichting, Travemünde   21/12/1940 2/1941 sunk 4/5/1945
S104 1004 Schlichting, Travemünde   18/2/1941 3/1941 sunk 9/1/1943
S105 1005 Schlichting, Travemünde   22/3/1941 5/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom, sold
S106 1006 Schlichting, Travemünde   26/4/1941 6/1941 sunk 27/6/1941
S107 1007 Schlichting, Travemünde   31/5/1941 7/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to USA, to Denmark 7/1947 (T52)
S108 1008 Schlichting, Travemünde   28/6/1941 8/1941 surrendered 5/1945, BU 1946
S109 1009 Schlichting, Travemünde   14/8/1941 9/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1012)
S110 1010 Schlichting, Travemünde   13/9/1941 10/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1013)
S111 1011 Schlichting, Travemünde   18/10/1941 12/1941 sunk 15/3/1942
S112 1012 Schlichting, Travemünde   2/12/1941 1/1942 scuttled 5/1945
S113 1013 Schlichting, Travemünde   7/2/1942 3/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 12/1945 (TK-1014)
S114 1014 Schlichting, Travemünde   14/3/1942 4/1942 sunk 2/8/1944
S115 1015 Schlichting, Travemünde   10/4/1942 5/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom
S116 1016 Schlichting, Travemünde   7/5/1942 7/1942 technical accident 1/1945, never repaired
S117 1017 Schlichting, Travemünde   13/6/1942 8/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USA, to Norway 7/1947 (Tross)
S118 1018 Schlichting, Travemünde   30/7/1942 9/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1015)
S119 1019 Schlichting, Travemünde   27/8/1942 10/1942 collision 8/3/1943
S120 1020 Schlichting, Travemünde   13/10/1942 12/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom, sold
S121 1021 Schlichting, Travemünde   28/11/1942 1/1943 sunk 11/8/1943
S122 1022 Schlichting, Travemünde   30/12/1942 2/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to USA, to Denmark 7/1947 (T64)
S123 1023 Schlichting, Travemünde   6/2/1943 3/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1016)
S124 1024 Schlichting, Travemünde   6/3/1943 4/1943 to Spain 7/1943 (LT23)
S125 1025 Schlichting, Travemünde   3/4/1943 5/1943 to Spain 8/1943 (LT24)
S126 1026 Schlichting, Travemünde   8/5/1943 6/1943 to Spain 8/1943 (LT25)
S127 1027 Schlichting, Travemünde   5/6/1943 7/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to USA, to Denmark 7/1947 (T56)
S128 1028 Schlichting, Travemünde   8/7/1943 8/1943 collision 23/2/1944
S129 1029 Schlichting, Travemünde   12/8/1943 9/1943 sunk 26/3/1944
S130, 3/1957- UW10 1030 Schlichting, Travemünde   18/9/1943 10/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom (P5130), returned 3/1957, auxiliary 3/1968
S131 1031 Schlichting, Travemünde   16/10/1943 1/1944 sunk 20/8/1944
S132 1032 Schlichting, Travemünde   13/11/1943 12/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1017)
S133 1033 Schlichting, Travemünde   28/11/1943 12/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to USA, to Denmark 7/1947 (T54)
S134 12901 Lürssen, Vegesack   1943 5/1943 to Spain 7/1943 (LT26)
S135 12902 Lürssen, Vegesack   1943 5/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (TK-1018)
S136 12903 Lürssen, Vegesack   1943 6/1943 sunk 11/6/1944
S137 12904 Lürssen, Vegesack   1943 7/1943 sunk 29/7/1943
S138 12905 Lürssen, Vegesack   1943 7/1943 sunk 15/6/1944
S159 M106 Gusto, Schiedam   --- --- suspended 4/1942
S160 M107 Gusto, Schiedam   --- --- suspended 4/1942
S161 M108 Gusto, Schiedam   --- --- suspended 4/1942
S162 M109 Gusto, Schiedam   --- --- suspended 4/1942
S163 M110 Gusto, Schiedam   --- --- suspended 4/1942
S164 M111 Gusto, Schiedam   --- --- suspended 4/1942
S165 M112 Gusto, Schiedam   --- --- suspended 4/1942
S166 M113 Gusto, Schiedam   --- --- suspended 4/1942

 

Displacement standard, t

92.5 - 96

Displacement full, t

112 - 115

Length, m

34.9

Breadth, m

5.28

Draught, m

1.67

No of shafts

3

Machinery

S38 - 53, 62 - 91, 101 - 120: Daimler-Benz MB501 diesels

S92 - 100, 121 - 138: Daimler-Benz MB511 diesels

Power, h. p.

S38 - 53, 62 - 91, 101 - 120: 6000

S92 - 100, 121 - 138: 7500

Max speed, kts

S38 - 53, 62 - 91, 101 - 120: 39

S92 - 100, 121 - 138: 41

Fuel, t

diesel oil 13.5

Endurance, nm(kts) 700(35)
Armour, mm S100 - 138, 159 - 166: CT: 12 - 10

Armament

S38 - 53, 62 - 91, 101 - 120: 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 - 533 TT (4), 2 DCR (6), 6 mines

S92 - 100, 121 - 138: 1 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28 or 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30 or 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 2 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38 or 1 x 3 - 15/84, 2 - 533 TT (4), 2 DCR (6), 6 mines

Complement

24 - 31

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 had a forecastle; since 1942 there were conical deck houses (first was installed on S68), which since 1943 (first time on S100) were began to protect by 10-12mm armour. Besides two torpedoes in tubes, all S-boats could carry two spare torpedoes (or 4-6 mines). Artillery in days of war was continuously strengthened.

Ship protection: S100 and later boats had armoured CT and bridge.

Modernizations: 1942 - 1943, all survived and completed: can carry 4 - 6 mines instead of spare torpedoes

late 1942, S39, 42, 44 - 46, 81 - 83, 117: - 1 x 1 - 20/65; + 1 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28

1943, some completed: - 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 3 - 15/84

1943, all survived earlier boats: main engines were forced to 7500hp, maximal speed increased to 41kts.

1948, S130: disarmed

Bundesmarine

UW10 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
(ex-FPB5130, ex-S130) UW10 Schlichting, Travemünde   18/9/1943 10/1943 // 5/1957 auxiliary 8/1963

 

Displacement standard, t

96

Displacement full, t

115

Length, m

34.9

Breadth, m

5.28

Draught, m

1.67

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Daimler-Benz MB511 diesels

Power, h. p.

7500

Max speed, kts

41

Fuel, t

diesel oil 13.5

Endurance, nm(kts) 700(35)
Armour, mm CT: 12 - 10

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/80 Mk 7 (HS804), 2 - 533 TT

Complement

24

Naval service: S40 20/8/1944 was sunk by Soviet aircraft at Sulina; S45, S49 and S72 20/8/1944 were damaged by Soviet aircraft at Constanza and scuttled by crews 25/8/1944 at Varna; S38 was sunk 20/11/1940 by British destroyers Garth and Campbell in La Manche; S39 and S114 were sunk 2/8/1944 at Le Havre by British aircraft; S41 was sunk 20/11/1941 as result of collision with S47 in La Manche; S42, S52 and S131 20/8/1944 were sunk by Soviet aircraft at Constanza; S43 and S106 were lost 27/6/1941 on mines in gulf of Finland; S44 was lost 25/7/1943 during American bomber raid to Kiel; S46 was sunk 10/9/1943 by Soviet fighters at Taman; S47 and S51 were scuttled 29/8/1944 at Varna; S53 was sunk 20/2/1942 as result of collision with S39 off Dover; S63 was sunk 25/10/1943 by British destroyer Mackay and MGBs in La Manche; S66, S84, S100 and S138 were sunk 15/6/1944 by British aircraft at Le Havre; S70 was lost 5/3/1943 on a mine in La Manche; S71 was sunk 17/2/1943 by British destroyers Garth and Montrose in La Manche; S74 was damaged 5/11/1943 by British fighter-bombers at Brest and sunk by gunfire of S135; S75 was sunk 5/3/1943 by British aircraft at Ijmuiden; S77 was sunk 25/7/1943 by British MGB40 and MGB42 at Dunkirk; S80 was lost 1/9/1944 in Vyborg Bay; S87 was sunk 20/5/1944 by British aircraft in La Manche; S88 was sunk 25/10/1943 by British MTB607 in La Manche; S90 was sunk 17/2/1945 off Stavanger as result of navigating accident, subsequently she was raised and stricken; S91 was sunk 25/8/1944 by British escort destroyer Talybont and frigate Retalick at Dunkirk; S93 and S129 were sunk 26/3/1944 by American aircraft at Ijmuiden; S94 and S128 23/2/1944 collided with each other and have been sunk by British destroyer Garth in La Manche; S102 was lost 8/7/1943 on a mine off Kerch; S103 was sunk 4/5/1945 by British aircraft at coast of Denmark; S104 was lost 9/1/1943 on a mine in La Manche; S111 was sunk 15/3/1942 by British Spitfire fighters in La Manche; S119 was sunk 8/3/1943 by British destroyer Mackay and MGB20 and MGB21 in La Manche; S121 was sunk 11/8/1943 by British aircraft at Brest; S136 was sunk 10/6/1944 by Canadian destroyer Sioux, British frigate Duff and Polish escort destroyer Krakowjak in La Manche. S73, S78, S124, S125 and S126 in August, 1943 were transferred to Spain as LT23, LT24, LT21, LT25 and LT26. S96 was lost 25/9/1945 as result of collision with British ML145 at Lowestoft. After war 14 boats were transferred to the USSR, 7 to Denmark and 5 to Norway.

    S130 was returned by United Kingdom in 1948 and used as fishery protection vessel. She was commissioned in May 1957 by West German navy as ASW training boat.

S81

S128

Ivan Gogin, 2008-16