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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TA24 torpedo boats (1943-1944)

TA24 1943

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA24 (ex-Arturo)   Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy 7/1942 27/3/1943 10/1943 sunk 18/3/1945
TA27 (ex-Auriga)   Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy 7/1942 15/4/1943 12/1943 sunk 9/6/1944
TA28 (ex-Rigel)   Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy 7/1942 22/5/1943 1/1944 destroyed 4/9/1944
TA29 (ex-Eridano)   Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy 7/1942 12/7/1943 3/1944 sunk 18/3/1945
TA30 (ex-Dragone)   Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy 7/1942 14/8/1943 5/1944 sunk 15/6/1944
TA36 (ex-Stella Polare)   CNQ, Fiume, Italy 4/1942 11/7/1943 1/1944 sunk 18/3/1944
TA37 (ex-Gladio) 1407 CRDA, Trieste, Italy 1/1943 15/6/1943 1/1944 sunk 7/10/1944
TA38 (ex-Spada) 1408 CRDA, Trieste, Italy 1/1943 1/7/1943 2/1944 wrecked 9/10/1944, destroyed 13/10/1944
TA39 (ex-Daga) 1409 CRDA, Trieste, Italy 1/1943 15/7/1943 3/1944 sunk 16/10/1944
TA40 (ex-Pugnale) 1410 CRDA, Trieste, Italy 1/1943 1/8/1943 10/1944 scuttled 1/5/1945
TA41 (ex-Lancia) 1411 CRDA, Trieste, Italy 3/1943 7/5/1944 9/1944 scuttled 1/5/1945
TA42 (ex-Alabarda) 1412 CRDA, Trieste, Italy 3/1943 7/5/1944 9/1944 sunk 21/3/1945
TA45 (ex-Spica) 234 CNQ, Fiume, Italy 1/1942 30/1/1944 9/1944 sunk 13/4/1945
TA46 (ex-Fionda) 235 CNQ, Fiume, Italy 8/1942 31/1/1946 --- incomplete to Yugoslavia 1948 (Velebit), never finished
TA47 (ex-Balestra) 236 CNQ, Fiume, Italy 9/1942 4/10/1947 --- // 1949 incomplete to Yugoslavia 1948 (Učka)

  

Displacement standard, t

745

Displacement full, t

1110

Length, m

79.1 wl 83.5 oa

Breadth, m

8.62

Draught, m

2.87

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Tosi geared steam turbines, 2 Regale-Marina boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

oil 210

Endurance, nm(kts) 1400(20)

Armament

TA24, 29, 30, 36, 41, 42, 45: 2 x 1 - 100/47 1937, 3 x 2 - 20/65 M1935, 4 x 1 - 20/65 M1940, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 28 mines

TA27: 2 x 1 - 100/47 M1937, 1 x 2 - 37/54 M1938, 1 x 1 - 37/54 M1939, 6 x 1 - 20/65 M1940, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 28 mines

TA28: 2 x 1 - 100/47 M1937, 1 x 2 - 37/54 M1938, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 28 mines

TA37: 2 x 1 - 100/47 M1937, 2 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 6 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 28 mines

TA38: 2 x 1 - 100/47 M1937, 1 x 2 - 37/54 M1938, 1 x 1 - 37/54 M1939, 4 x 2 - 20/65 M1935, 3 x 1 - 13.2/76, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 28 mines

TA39: 2 x 1 - 100/47 M1937, 1 x 2 - 37/54 M1938, 4 x 2 - 20/65 M1935, 4 x 1 - 86 R Ag M42/43 AA rocket launchers, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 28 mines

TA40: 2 x 1 - 100/47 M1937, 1 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28, 1 x 2 - 37/69 FlaK M/42, 4 x 2 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 28 mines

Sensors FuMO 28 radar (most)

Complement

94

Ship project history: In 1942 Italian Navy was ordered a class of 42 torpedo boats of Ariete class, from which 16 were laid down, and only lead Ariete was commissioned by Italians before capitulation. Remaining ships were captured by German troops in September, 1943 in various stages of availability; their completion was continued already for Kriegsmarine without changing of original project, only 450mm TTs were replaced by 533mm. In view of difficulties of a wartime ships differed by armament structure a little. In real conditions they can made about 28kts.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Five ships (TA24, 27-30) served off W coast of Italy. TA27 was sunk 9/6/1944 by American aircraft at Porto Ferraio. TA30 was sunk 16/5/1944 by American MTBs PT552, 558 and 559 W off Specia. TA28 was destroyed 4/9/1944 by American bombers in a drydock in Genoa. TA24 and TA29 were sunk 18/3/1945 by British destroyers Meteor and Lookout in Gulf of Genoa. Three ships served in Aegean Sea. TA37 was sunk 7/10/1944 by British destroyers Termagant and Tuscan in Gulf of Salonika. TA38 9/10/1944 ran aground off Volos and 13/10/1944 destroyed by British aircraft. TA39 was lost 16/10/1944, being stricken by drifting mine S off Salonika. Others served on Adriatic Sea. TA36 was lost 18/3/1944 on a mine SW off Fiume. TA40 was damaged 20/2/1945 by British aircraft at Fiume and 1/5/1945 scuttled at Trieste. TA41 was hard damaged 17/2/1945 by British aircraft at San-Rocco, 1/5/1945 she was scuttled at Trieste. TA42 was sunk 21/3/1945 by British aircraft at Venice. TA45 was sunk 13/4/1945 by British MTB670 and 697 in Morlacca Channel. Incomplete TA46 and TA47 were damaged 20/2/1945 by British aircraft in Fiume and scuttled 3/5/1945, after war they were salvaged and completed for Yugoslavian Navy.

TA29

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14