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PANTHER torpedo boats (1939 / 1940, 1940)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Panther (ex-Odin)   126 Marinens Hovedverft, Horten, Norway 1938 17.1.1939 11.1939 // 4.1940 torpedo recovery vessel 1.1942
Leopard (ex-Balder)   127 Marinens Hovedverft, Horten, Norway 1938 11.10.1939 6.1940 torpedo recovery vessel 1.1942
Tiger (ex-Tor)   128 Marinens Hovedverft, Horten, Norway 1938 9.9.1939 6.1940 torpedo recovery vessel 1.1942


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

632

Displacement full, t719
Length, m

74.0 pp 76.0 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

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

Complement

88



Standard scale images


<i>Panther</i> 1940
Panther 1940


Project history

Former Norwegian torpedo boats of Ægir class. Odin was captured at Kristiansand 11.4.1940, Balder was captured incomplete 9.4.1940 at Horten, Tor this day was scuttled by Norwegian crew at Frederickstad during trials, salvaged by Germans and repaired. In January, 1941 all were converted to torpedo retrievers, artillery and TTs were removed, 1 105mm/45, 1 37mm/83 and 2 20mm/65 guns were installed.

Modernizations 1.

1941, all: 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

late 1941, Panther: + 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

Naval service

After war all were returned to Norway under former names.