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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

"1940" type torpedo boats

T61

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
T61   691 Wilton Fijenoord, Schiedam, Netherlands 1942 6/1944 --- sunk incomplete 12/9/1944
T62   692 Wilton Fijenoord, Schiedam, Netherlands 1942 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
T63   243 Rotterdam Droogdook Mij, Netherlands 1942 28/10/1944 --- scuttled incomplete 31/12/1946
T64   244 Rotterdam Droogdook Mij, Netherlands 1942 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
T65   224 De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 1942 8/7/1944 --- BU incomplete 5/1946
T66   225 De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 1942 --- --- destroyed incomplete 1944
T67   305 Wilton Fijenoord, Schiedam, Netherlands 1942 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
T68   306 Wilton Fijenoord, Schiedam, Netherlands 1942 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
T69   693 Rotterdam Droogdook Mij, Netherlands 1942 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
T70   245 Rotterdam Droogdook Mij, Netherlands 1942 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
T71   226 De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 1942 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
T72   309 De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 1942 --- --- BU incomplete 1946

  

Displacement standard, t

1931

Displacement full, t

2566

Length, m

110.0 wl 114.5 oa

Breadth, m

11.3

Draught, m

3.24 normal 3.81 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

45000

Max speed, kts

34.8

Fuel, t

oil 561

Endurance, nm(kts) 2100(19)

Armament

4 x 1 - 128/42 SK C/34, 2 x 2 - 37/69 FlaK M/42, 2 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 6 DCR (32), 50 mines

Sensors 2x FuMO 63 radars, S-Gerät sonar, GHG hydrophone, FuMB 3 Bali, FuMB 4 Sumatra ECM suites

Complement

223

Ship project history: These ships were designed around machinery already available on Dutch shipyards for incomplete destroyers. As result there were in fact genuine destroyers, which were to built in Dutch yards. T61 was torpedoed by Allied aircraft being towed to Germany for fitting out. T66 was bombed on slip in 1944. Remaining turbines and boilers were later used for Dutch postwar destroyers of Holland class.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14