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ILTIS gunboats (1898-1903)

Panther 1910

Panther 1911

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Iltis 630 Schichau, Danzig 1897 4/8/1898 12/1898 exploded 28/9/1914
Jaguar 631 Schichau, Danzig 1898 19/9/1898 4/1899 scuttled 7/11/1914
Tiger   KW Danzig 1898 15/8/1899 4/1900 scuttled 29/10/1914
Luchs   KW Danzig 1898 18/10/1899 5/1900 exploded 28/9/1914
Panther   KW Danzig 1900 1/4/1901 3/1902 survey duties 1919, sold 3/1931
Eber 257 Vulcan, Stettin 1902 6/6/1903 9/1903 scuttled 26/10/1917

 

Displacement normal, t

Iltis, Jaguar, Tiger, Luchs: 894

Panther, Eber: 977

Displacement full, t

ltis, Jaguar: 1031

Tiger, Luchs: 1090

Panther, Eber: 1193

Length, m

Iltis, Jaguar, Tiger, Luchs: 63.9 wl 65.2 oa

Panther, Eber: 64.1 wl 66.9 oa

Breadth, m

Iltis, Jaguar, Tiger, Luchs: 9.10

Panther, Eber: 9.70

Draught, m

Iltis, Jaguar: 3.63

Tiger, Luchs: 3.74

Panther, Eber: 3.12

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Iltis, Jaguar: HTE, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Tiger, Luchs: VTE, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Panther, Eber: VTE, 4 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

Iltis, Jaguar: 14.5

Tiger, Luchs, Panther, Eber: 14

Fuel, t

Iltis, Jaguar: coal 190

Tiger, Luchs: coal 203

Panther, Eber: coal 283

Endurance, nm(kts)

Iltis, Jaguar: 3080(9)

Tiger, Luchs: 2580(9)

Panther, Eber: 3400(9)

Armament

Iltis, Jaguar: 4 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89, 6 x 1 - 7.9/79

Tiger, Luchs, Panther, Eber: 2 x 1 - 105/37 SK L/40 C/97, 6 x 1 - 7.9/79

Complement

130

Ship project history: Seagoing gunboats intended for colonial service. Seaworthy and manoeuvrable ships, had good seaworthiness and manoeuvrability also under sails. First two ships had ram bows, others had straight stems.

Modernizations: Panther, 1920: unarmed.

Naval service: Iltis 28/9/1914, Jaguar 7/11/1914, Tiger 29/10/1914 and Luchs 28/9/1914 were destroyed by own crews at Tsingtao to avoid capture. Eber was at Trinidad in the eve of WWI and in September, 1914 was interned by local authorities at Bahia (Brazil), scuttled by Brazilians 26/10/1917, when Brazil entered war. Panther was sold for scrap in 1931.

Tiger

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14