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TORPEDO SHIPS

DEMİRHİSAR torpedo boats (1907)

Demirhisar 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Demirhisar   Schneider, Chalons-sur-Saône, France 1906 1907 1907 wrecked 16/4/1915
Sultanhisar   Schneider, Chalons-sur-Saône, France 1906 1907 1907 decommissioned 1928, BU 1935
Sivrihisar   Schneider, Chalons-sur-Saône, France 1906 1907 1907 decommissioned 1928, BU 1935
Hamidabad   Schneider, Chalons-sur-Saône, France 1906 1907 1907 sunk 31/10/1917
  

Displacement normal, t

97

Displacement full, t

101

Length, m

38.0 pp 40.2 oa

Breadth, m

4.40

Draught, m

1.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 Du Temple boilers

Power, h. p.

2200

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

coal 11

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 1 x 2 - 450 TT (5)

Complement

23

Ship project history: Sister-ships of French 38m torpedo boats and Bulgarian Druzki class. To WWI beginning she was worn strongly out and could made no more than 16kts.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Demirhissar 16/4/1915 was cought by British destroyers Jed, Kennet and Wear, and she was compelled to run ashore of island Chios. Hamidabad 30/10/1917 was sunk at port Igneada (on border with Bulgaria) as result of joint attack of Russian seaplanes and destroyers Bystry and Pylkiy.

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