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TORPEDO SHIPS

"1939" type fleet torpedo boats (1942-1944)

T22 1942

T23 1943

T35 1945

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
T22   Schichau, Elbing 1940 1941 2/1942 sunk 20/8/1944
T23   Schichau, Elbing 8/1940 14/6/1941 6/1942 surrendered 5/1945, to UK 12/1945, to France 2/1946 (L`Alsacien)
T24   Schichau, Elbing 9/1940 13/9/1941 10/1942 sunk 24/8/1944
T25   Schichau, Elbing 11/1940 1/12/1941 12/1942 sunk 28/12/1943
T26   Schichau, Elbing 5/1941 26/3/1942 2/1943 sunk 28/12/1943
T27   Schichau, Elbing 7/1941 20/6/1942 4/1943 sunk 29/4/1944
T28   Schichau, Elbing 9/1941 8/10/1942 6/1943 surrendered 5/1945, to UK 12/1945, to France 2/1946 (Le Lorrain)
T29   Schichau, Elbing 1942 16/1/1943 8/1943 sunk 26/4/1944
T30   Schichau, Elbing 4/1942 13/3/1943 10/1943 sunk 20/8/1944
T31   Schichau, Elbing 1942 22/5/1943 2/1944 sunk 20/6/1944
T32   Schichau, Elbing 10/1942 17/4/1943 5/1944 sunk 20/8/1944
T33   Schichau, Elbing 1/1943 4/9/1943 6/1944 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1/1946 (Примерный <Primernyy>)
T34   Schichau, Elbing 3/1943 23/10/1943 8/1944 sunk 20/11/1944
T35   Schichau, Elbing 4/1943 12/12/1943 10/1944 surrendered 5/1945, to USA 7/1945 (DD935), to France 1948 (spares)
T36   Schichau, Elbing 6/1943 5/2/1944 12/1944 sunk 4/5/1945

  

Displacement standard, t

1294

Displacement full, t

1754

Length, m

97.0 wl 102.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.0

Draught, m

2.66 normal 3.22 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Wagner geared steam turbines, 4 Wagner boilers

Power, h. p.

29000

Max speed, kts

32.5

Fuel, t

oil 374

Endurance, nm(kts) 5000(19)

Armament

T22 - 30: 4 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 2 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT (32), 50 mines

T31 - 36: 4 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 2 x 2 - 37/69 FlaK M/42,1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 5 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT (32), 50 mines

Sensors

T22 - 32: FuMO 21 radar

T33 - 36: FuMO 21, FuMO 63 radars

Complement

206

Ship project history: Unlike the ships of types 1935 and 1937, "fleet" torpedo boats of 1939 type intended for escort service and self-supporting actions on minor theatres. Artillery arms, at invariable torpedo, have been considerably strengthened; as a result displacement has grown on 65%, in comparison with predecessors, seaworthiness and an endurance have significantly improved. Machinery remained former (only the arrangement instead of linear became en echelon)  as consequence, speed has fallen which in real conditions did not exceed 31kts and sustained 28.5kts. 105mm guns placed in mounts with 70° max elevation angle and could be used for antiaircraft shooting, that together with MGs did the ships extremely strong concerning air defence. The last 6 ships differed by hull and superstructure form.

Modernizations: early 1944, T22 - 24, 27: + 2 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

early 1944, T28 - 30: - 2 x 1 - 20/65; + 2 x 2 - 20/65 C/38

early 1944, T31: - 2 x 1 - 20/65; + 2 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

early 1945, T35: - 4 x 1 - 20/65; + 2 x 1 - 37/57 FlaK M/43, 2 x 2 - 20/65 C/38

early 1945, T36: - 2 x 1 - 20/65; + 2 x 2 - 20/65 C/38

Naval service: T25 and T26 were lost 28/12/1943 in battle against British cruisers Glasgow and Enterprise in Bay of Biscay. T29 and T27 were sunk by British and Canadian destroyers in La Manche 26/4/1944 and 29/4/1944 respectively, T31 was sunk 20/6/1944 by Soviet MTBs TK-37 and TK-60 in Gulf of Finland. T22, T30 and T32 were lost 20/8/1944 on German mines in Narva Bay. T24 was sunk 24/8/1944 by British aircraft in a mouth of Gironde. T34 was lost 20/11/1944 in Baltic Sea at Rügen on the mines, laid by British aircraft or Soviet submarine L-3. T36 was damaged 3/5/1945 on British aviation mine and 4/5/1945 sunk by Soviet aircraft at Swinemünde.

T23 and T28, being received on reparations by UK, in 1946 were transferred to France as L`Alsacien and Lorrain. T33 was commissioned by Soviet Navy as Primerny. T35 was tested in the USA as DD935, and in 1947 sold on spare parts to France.

T30

 

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