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KÜRASSIER torpedo boats (1896 / 1940), TARANTEL torpedo boats (1900 - 1902 / 1940)


Ships


Names Builders Launched - commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

(588) NH... (ex-Hval)

(589) NK04 Kürassier (ex-Delfin)

(79) NH... (ex-Storm)

(80) NB19 Tarantel (ex-Brand), 1942 - V5519 Tarantel

(83) Admiral Deinhard (ex-Laks)

(84) NM16 Balte (ex-Sild)

(85) NH03 (ex-Sael)

(86) NH01 (ex-Skrei), 1942 - V6501

Schichau, Elbing: ex-Hval, NK04 Kürassier

Marinen Hovedverft, Horten, Norway: ex-Storm, NB19 Tarantel, Admiral Deinhard, NM16 Balte, NH03, NH01

1895 - 1896 // ---: ex-Hval

1895 - 1896 // 11.1940: Kürassier

1.6.1898 - 1900 // ---: ex-Storm

22.9.1898 - 1900 // 9.1940: Tarantel

31.10.1901 - 1902 // 1940: NH01

25.9.1901 - 1902 // 1940: NH03

30.7.1900 - 1901 // 8.1940: Balte

12.7.1900 - 1901 // 4.1940: Admiral Deinhard

never commissioned: ex-Hval, ex-Storm (latter ran aground 14.4.1940 before commission)

Norway, 5.1945: ex-Hval, NK04 Kürassier, Tarantel, NH01, Admiral Deinhard

fate of NH03 and Balte is unknown



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

German built: 84

Norwegian built: 80

Displacement full, t

German built: 94

Norwegian built: 107

Length, m

German built: 39.9

Norwegian built: 40.0

Breadth, m

German built: 4.80

Norwegian built: 4.90

Draught, m

German built: 2.15

Norwegian built: 2.10

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 2 water-tube boilers

Power, h. p.

German built: 1000

Norwegian built: 650

Max speed, kts

German built: 17

Norwegian built: 17.5

Fuel, t

coal 17

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 37/42 Hotchkiss, 1 DCR (6)

Complement

23 - 32



Standard scale images


<i>NB19 Tarantel</i> 1940
NB19 Tarantel 1940


Project history

ex-Norwegian torpedo boats. Hval, Delfin, Storm, Brand and Laks were captured 9.4.1940, Skrei sunk 8.5.1940, Sæl 18.4.1940 and Sild 5.5.1940, all three were salvaged by Germans in 1940.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

All except Hval and Storm were returned to Norway in 1945 and immediately broken up.