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TORPEDO SHIPS

"1924" type torpedo boats (1928-1929)

Jaguar 1941

Jaguar 1941

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Wolf WO, WL 109 MW Wilhelmshaven 3/1927 12/10/1927 11/1928 sunk 8/1/1941
Iltis IT 110 MW Wilhelmshaven 3/1927 12/10/1927 10/1928 sunk 13/5/1942
Luchs LU 111 MW Wilhelmshaven 4/1927 15/3/1928 4/1929 sunk 26/7/1940
Tiger TG 112 MW Wilhelmshaven 4/1927 15/3/1928 1/1929 collision 27/8/1939
Jaguar JA, JR 113 MW Wilhelmshaven 4/1927 15/3/1928 6/1929 sunk 15/6/1944
Leopard LP 114 MW Wilhelmshaven 5/1927 15/3/1928 8/1929 collision 30/4/1940

  

Displacement standard, t

933

Displacement full, t

1320

Length, m

89.0 wl 92.6 oa

Breadth, m

8.60

Draught, m

2.83 normal 3.52 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Wolf, Leopard: Brown-Boveri geared steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Iltis, Tiger: Vulcan geared steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Jaguar, Luchs: Schichau geared steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

23000

Max speed, kts

34

Fuel, t

oil 338

Endurance, nm(kts) 3900(17)

Armament

3 x 1 - 105/52 SK C/28, 2 x 3 - 500 TT, 30 mines

Complement

120

Ship project history: Improved version of type 1923. Differed in a little bigger dimensions and increased steam output of boilers. Wolf and Leopard were equipped with Brown-Boveri turbines, Iltis and Tiger by Vulkan, Jaguar and Luchs by Schichau. It was supposed to arm these torpedo boats with 127mm guns, but under pressure of Great Britain 105mm/55 guns of new model have been fitted.

Modernizations: 1931, all: - 2 x 3 - 500 TT; + 2 x 3 - 533 TT

1932, Leopard, Luchs: - 3 x 1 - 105/52; + 3 x 1 - 128/42 SK C/34

1934, Leopard, Luchs: - 3 x 1 - 128/42; + 3 x 1 - 105/52 SK C/28

1935 - 1937, all: + 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/30

1938 - 1939, Wolf, Iltis, Tiger: - 3 x 1 - 105/52; + 3 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32

1939, all: + 2 DCT (8 - 12)

1940, Wolf, Jaguar: - 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/30; + 4 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

1940, Iltis: + 2 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30

1942, Jaguar: + 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

Naval service: In 1936-1938 all boats actively acted at coast of Spain. Tiger was lost 27/8/1939 as a result of collision with destroyer Max Schultz at Bornholm. Leopard was lost 30/4/1940 as result of collision with minelayer Preussen in Skagerrack. Luchs was sunk 26/7/1940 by British submarine Thames off Stavanger. Wolf was lost 8/1/1941 on a mine, laid by British patrol launch in La Manche. Iltis was sunk 13/5/1942 by British MTB221 in La Manche. Jaguar was lost 15/6/1944 during raid of British aircraft to Le Havre.

Wolf 1940

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14