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TORPEDO SHIPS

"1937" type torpedo boats (1941-1942)

T13 1942

T18 1942

T20 1944

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
T13 1401 Schichau, Elbing 9/1938 15/6/1939 5/1941 sunk 10/4/1945
T14 1402 Schichau, Elbing 11/1938 21/7/1939 6/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 1/1946, to France 10/1947 (Dompaire)
T15 1403 Schichau, Elbing 1/1939 16/9/1939 6/1941 sunk 13/12/1943
T16 1404 Schichau, Elbing 2/1939 20/11/1939 7/1941 damaged 10/4/1945, never repaired
T17 1405 Schichau, Elbing 6/1939 13/3/1940 8/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (Порывистый <Poryvistyy>)
T18 1406 Schichau, Elbing 7/1939 1/6/1940 11/1941 sunk 17/9/1944
T19 1444 Schichau, Elbing 9/1939 20/7/1940 12/1941 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 1/1946, to Denmark 11/1947
T20 1445 Schichau, Elbing 11/1939 12/9/1940 6/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to UK 12/1945, to France 2/1946 (Baccarat)
T21 1446 Schichau, Elbing 3/1940 21/11/1940 7/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 12/1945, scuttled 16/12/1946

  

Displacement standard, t

853

Displacement full, t

1098

Length, m

82.0 wl 85.2 oa

Breadth, m

8.87

Draught, m

2.51 normal 3.14 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Wagner geared steam turbines, 4 Wagner boilers

Power, h. p.

31000

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

oil 216

Endurance, nm(kts) 1400(19)

Armament

1 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 3 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT (32), 30 mines

Sensors FuMO 28 radar

Complement

119 - 155

Ship project history: The development of type 1935 directed on raise of adaptability to manufacture of. Had more light hull shared on smaller number of compartments, a little big endurance and strengthened armament, but as a whole remained same unsuccessful.

Modernizations: early 1942, T13, 15 - 17: - 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

late 1942, T13, 15 - 17: + 1 x 3 - 533 TT

1943, all: + 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

late 1944, T13, 18: - 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28

1944 - 1945, T14: - 1 x 1 - 37/80, 5 x 1 - 20/65, 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + 2 x 1 - 37/57 FlaK M/43, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 2 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 86 R Ag M42/43 AA rocket launchers

1944 - 1945, T18: - 1 x 1 - 37/80; + 1 x 2 - 37/69 FlaK M/42, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

1944 - 1945, T19: - 1 x 1 - 37/80, 5 x 1 - 20/65, 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28, 2 x 1 - 37/57 FlaK M/43, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 2 - 20/65 C/38

1944 - 1945, T20: - 1 x 1 - 37/80, 5 x 1 - 20/65; + 2 x 1 - 37/57 FlaK M/43, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 2 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 86 R Ag M42/43 AA rocket launchers

Naval service: T15 was lost 13/12/1943 during Allied air raid to Kiel. T16 was damaged 21/2/1944 on mine at Memel and repaired 6 months, she was damaged by British aircraft in Kattegat 10/4/1945 and stricken 13/4/1945. T18 was sunk 17/9/1944 by Soviet bomber A-20 at Tallinn. T13 was sunk 10/4/1945 by British aircraft in Kattegat. T21 was scuttled in Skagerrack 16/12/1946.

On reparations T17 was transferred to the USSR as Poryvisty. T14 and T20 in 1946 were transferred to France as Dompaire and Baccarat. T19 in 1948 was sold to Denmark and BU in 1951.

T19

 

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