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MAS3D motor torpedo boats (1936-1939/1941)

MAS3D 1941

Names

MAS3D (ex-Orjen), 7/1942- MS41; MAS4D (ex-Velebit), 7/1942- MS42, MAS5D (ex-Dinara), 7/1942- MS43, MAS6D (ex-Triglav), 7/1942- MS44, MAS7D (ex-Suvobor), 7/1942- MS45, MAS8D (ex-Rudnik), 7/1942- MS46

Builders

Lürssen, Vegesack, Germany

Completed

1936 // 4/1941: MAS3D

1937 // 4/1941: MAS7D

1938 // 4/1941: MAS4D

1939 // 4/1941: MAS5D, 6D, 8D

Losses

MS41 (9/9/1943), MS42 (9/9/1943, German S2), MS43 (9/9/1943 German S3), MS44 (9/9/1943 German S4), MS45 (18/9/1943), MS46 (9/9/1943 German S5)

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

  

Displacement standard, t

61.7

Displacement full, t

63

Length, m

28.0

Breadth, m

4.30

Draught, m

1.51

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Daimler-Benz petrol engines

Power, h. p.

3300

Max speed, kts

31

Fuel, t

petrol 5.5

Endurance, nm(kts) 265(31)

Armament

MAS3D - 6D: 2 x 1 - 20/65 Breda 1940, 1 x 1 - 6.5/115, 2 - 550 TT, 12 - 20 DC

MAS7D, 8D: 1 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors M36, 1 x 1 - 15/84, 2 - 550 TT, 12 - 20 DC

Complement

20 - 21

Ship project history: Former Yugoslavian MTBs Orjen, Velebit, Dinara, Triglav, Suvobor and Rudnik built by Lürssen. They were captured by Italians in April, 1941 and commissioned by them as MAS3D-8D. Original 40mm MGs were partly replaced by Italian 20mm ones.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14