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TORPEDO SHIPS

MUAVENET-İ MİLLİYE destroyers (1910)

Gayret-i Vataniye 1910

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Muavenet-i Milliye (ex-S165)   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1908 20/3/1909 8/1910 stricken 10/1918
Yadigar-i Millet (ex-S166)   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1908 24/4/1909 8/1910 sunk 10/7/1917
Nümune-Hamiyet (ex-S167)   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1908 3/7/1909 8/1910 stricken 10/1918
Gayret-i Vataniye (ex-S168)   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1908 30/9/1909 8/1910 wrecked 27/8/1916
 

Displacement normal, t

665

Displacement full, t

765

Length, m

74.2 oa 74.0 wl

Breadth, m

7.90

Draught, m

3.03 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Schichau steam turbines, 4 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

17500

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

coal 116 + oil 74

Endurance, nm(kts) 975 (17)

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/47 SK L/50 C/01, 2 x 1 - 57/47 SK L/50 C/01, 3 x 1 - 450 TT (4)

Complement

90

Ship project history: Former German large torpedo boats bought in March 1910. By some data they probably never carried 75mm guns, by other data they were never rearmed with 88mm guns.

Modernizations: 1914, all: - 2 x 1 - 75/47, 2 x 1 - 57/47; + 2 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/08, 2 x 1 - 37/42 SK L/45 C/99

Naval service: Yadigar-i Millet was bombed by British aircraft 10/7/1917 and sunk at Istinye. She was salvaged 24/10/1917 and docked but later foundered on the pier at Istanbul in December 1918. Finally she was raised in 1924 and BU. Gayret-i Vataniye wrecked off Varna 27/8/1916 and destroyed by crew.

© Ivan Gogin, 2014