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LÖWE torpedo boat (1939 / 1940)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Löwe (ex-Gyller)   125 Marinens Hovedverft, Horten, Norway 1936 7.8.1938 8.1939 // 4.1940 torpedo recovery vessel 1.1942


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

597

Displacement full, t

708

Length, m

72.0 pp 74.3 oa

Breadth, m

7.75

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets De Laval geared steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

12500

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

oil 100

Endurance, nm(kts)3500(15)
Armament

3 x 1 - 100/37 Bofors M1936, 1 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors M1936, 2 x 2 - 533 TT, 4 DCR, 24 mines

Complement

88



Standard scale images


<i>Löwe</i> 1940
Löwe 1940


Project history

Former Norwegian torpedo boat of Ægir class. Gyller was captured at Kristiansand 11.4.1940. In January, 1941 boat was converted to torpedo recovery vessel, artillery and TTs were removed, 1 105mm/45, 1 37mm/83 and 2 20mm/65 guns were installed.

Modernizations 1.

1941: had armament consisted of 1 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

Naval service

After war Löwe was returned to Norway under former name.