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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

COASTAL FORCES

VS10 motor torpedo boat (hydrofoil)

VS10 1944

Names

VS10

Builders

Gebr. Sachsenberg, Hamburg: VS10

Commissioned

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Losses

VS10 - incomplete

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

 

Displacement standard, t

46

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

25.6

Breadth, m

8.00

Draught, m

0.82 / 3.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 Isotta-Fraschini ASM184 petrol engines

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

50

Fuel, t

petrol 4.5

Endurance, nm(kts) 300(50)

Armament

5 x 1 - 13.2/92, 2 - 450 TT

Complement

19

Ship project history: Experimental hydrofoil, composite hull (wood / steel / light alloys). VS10 was ordered 18/3/1942 but destroyed by Allied bombers in 1944 on the stocks. Nearly sister-boat VS14 was ordered 7/10/1942 but never laid.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14