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VIFORUL motor torpedo boats (1939/1940)


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Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

1 Viforul (ex-MTB20)

2 Vijelia (ex-MTB21)

3 Viscolul (ex-MTB23)

Vosper, Portsmouth, UK: Viforul, Vijelia, Viscolul

6-12/1939 // 2.1940: Viforul, Vijelia, Viscolul

Viforul (9.11.1941), Vijelia (9.11.1941), Viscolul (5.9.1944 Soviet TK-955)

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Technical data


Displacement standard, t

32

Displacement full, t37
Length, m

21.9

Breadth, m

4.98

Draught, m1.02 deep load
No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Isotta-Fraschini petrol engines

Power, h. p.

3450

Max speed, kts

42

Fuel, t

petrol 7

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 4 - 7.7/66, 2 - 533 TT, 8 DC or 4 mines

Complement14


Standard scale images


<i>Viscolul</i> 1940
Viscolul 1940


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Project history

Former British MTBs bought by Romania in January, 1940. They were transferred under Romanian flag 16.2.1940, had hull numbers 1-3 respectively. In April-May, 1940 they passed from Portsmouth by French internal waterways to Marseilles where have been loaded onboard of s/s Peles, which arrived in May in 1940 to Galatz. Wooden-hulled.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Viscolul was returned by USSR in September 1945 but never commissioned due to bad condition.