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REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

T1 and T5 torpedo boats (1914-1916/1941)

T1 1941

T5 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
T1 group
T1 (ex-T1, ex-76T)   STT, Trieste, Austria-Hungary 6/1913 15/12/1913 7/1914 // 4/1941 to Yugoslavia 12/1943 (Golesnica)
T3 (ex-T3, ex-78T)   STT, Trieste, Austria-Hungary 10/1913 4/3/1914 8/1914 // 4/1941 captured by Germany 16/9/1943 (TA48)
T5 group
T5 (ex-T5, ex-87F)   Danubius, Porto Ré / Bergudi, Austria-Hungary 3/1914 20/3/1915 10/1915 // 4/1941 to Yugoslavia 12/1943 (Cer)
T6 (ex-T6, ex-93F)   Danubius, Porto Ré / Bergudi, Austria-Hungary 1/1915 25/11/1915 4/1916 // 4/1941 scuttled 11/9/1943
T7 (ex-T7, ex-96F)   Danubius, Porto Ré / Bergudi, Austria-Hungary 2/1915 7/7/1916 11/1916 // 4/1941 captured by Germany 9/9/1943 (TA34)
T8 (ex-T8, ex-97F)   Danubius, Porto Ré / Bergudi, Austria-Hungary 3/1915 20/8/1916 12/1916 // 4/1941 sunk 10/9/1943

   

Displacement standard, t

T1 group: 262

T5 group: 266

Displacement full, t

T1 group: 320

T5 group: 330

Length, m

T1 group: 57.3 pp 58.2 oa

T5 group: 58.5 pp 58.8 oa

Breadth, m

T1 group: 5.70

T5 group: 5.80

Draught, m

1.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

T1 group: Parsons steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

T5 group: AEG-Curtis steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

5000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

T1 group: coal 24 + oil 18

T5 group: coal 20 + oil 34

Endurance, nm(kts) 1200(16)

Armament

T1 group: 1 x 1 - 66/42 SFK L/45, 1 x 1 - 66/27 TAG K.09, 1 x 1 - 15/84, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

T5 group: 2 x 1 - 66/42 SFK L/45, 1 x 1 - 15/84, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement

52

Ship project history: In April, 1941, after capitulation of Yugoslavia, six out-of-date 230t torpedo boats of Austro-Hungarian construction of the WWI-era (T1, 3, 5-8) were commissioned by Regia Marina.

Modernizations: 1942, T3: - 1 x 1 - 66/42, 1 x 1 - 66/27; + 2 x 1 - 76/30 Armstrong 1914.

1942, T5: - 2 x 1 - 66/42; + 2 x 1 - 76/30 Armstrong 1914

Naval service: T3 was captured by Germans at Rijeka 16/9/1943, commissioned by them as TA48, transferred by them to Croatian navy and sunk by Allied bombers 20/2/1945. T6 was scuttled by the crew off Casenatico, Adriatic sea. T7 was captured by Germans 8/9/1943 off Gruz, commissioned by them as TA34, transferred to Croatian Navy 17/6/1944 as T7 and sunk by British MTBs 24/6/1944. T8 was sunk by German aircraft 10/9/1943 NW off Dubrovnik.

T7 1943

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14