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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TA34 and TA48 torpedo boats (1916/1943, 1914/1943)

T3 1941

T7 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA34 (ex-T7, ex-Tb96F)   Danubius, Fiume, Austria-Hungary 2/1915 8/7/1916 11/1916 // 9/1943 to Croatia 2/1944 (T7)
TA48 (ex-T3, ex-Tb78T)   Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino, Austria-Hungary 10/1913 4/3/1914 8/1914 // 10/1943 to Croatia 8-12/1944 (T3), sunk 20/2/1945

  

Displacement standard, t

TA34: 244

TA48: 267

Displacement full, t

TA34: 330

TA48: 324

Length, m

TA34: 58.8

TA48: 57.8

Breadth, m

TA34: 5.84

TA48: 5.75

Draught, m

1.75

No of shafts

2

Machinery

TA34: AEG-Curtis steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

TA48: Parsons steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

5000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

TA34: coal 20 + oil 31

TA48: coal 18 + oil 24

Endurance, nm(kts) 310(10)

Armament

TA34: 2 x 1 - 75/57 Bofors M1928, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 2 - 450 TT

TA48: 2 x 1 - 75/57 Bofors M1928, 4 x 1 - 13.2/76, 1 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement

TA34: 39

TA48: 35

Ship project history: Former Austro-Hungarian torpedo boats 78T and 96F of "250-ton" type. In 1920 they became Yugoslavian T3 and T7 and in 1941 were captured by Italians and entered their service under former numbers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: T7 8/9/1943 was captured by German troops at Gruz, 11/9/1943 renamed TA34, 8/2/1944 transferred to Croatian Navy as T7. She was sunk 24/6/1944 by British MGB659, 662 and 670 at Murter Island.

T3 was captured by German troops at Fiume 16/9/1943 and commissioned 16/10/1943 as TA48. From August till December, 1944 she served under Croatian flag as T3, stored mainly Croatian crew later. TA48 was sunk by Allied aircraft at Trieste 20/2/1945.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14