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ORJEN motor torpedo boats (1937-1938)


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1939

Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

Орјен [Orjen]

Велебит [Velebit]

Динара [Dinara]

Триглав [Triglav]

Сувобор [Suvobor]

Рудник [Rudnik]

Кајмакчалан [Kajmakčalan], 1945- ТЧ6 [TČ6], later- ТЧ392 [TČ392]

Дурмитор [Durmitor], 1945- ТЧ5 [TČ5], later- ТЧ391 [TČ391]

MT9 - 12

Lürssen, Vegesack, Germany: Orjen, Suvobor, Durmitor, Velebit, Kajmakčalan, Dinara, Triglav, Rudnik, MT9 - 12

1936: Orjen

1937: Suvobor, Durmitor

1938: Velebit, Kajmakčalan

1939: Dinara, Triglav, Rudnik

cancelled 1939: MT9-12

Orjen (4/1941 Italian MAS3D), Velebit (4/1941 Italian MAS4D), Dinara (4/1941 Italian MAS5D), Triglav (4/1941 Italian MAS6D), Suvobor (4/1941 Italian MAS7D), Rudnik (4/1941 Italian MAS8D)

none

1963: TČ391, TČ392



Technical data


Displacement standard, t49
Displacement full, t62
Length, m

27.7 wl 28.0 oa

Breadth, m

4.30

Draught, m

1.51 max

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Mersedes-Benz petrol engines / 1 Maybach petrol engine for cruising

Power, h. p.

3300 / 100

Max speed, kts

31 - 34 / 7

Fuel, t

petrol 5.8

Endurance, nm(kts)950(7)
Armament

1 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors M38, 1 x 1 - 15/84, 2 - 550 TT, 2 DCR (8)

Complement

16



Standard scale images


<i>Orjen</i> 1937
Orjen 1937


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1939
1939
<i>TČ5</i> after war
TČ5 after war


Project history

Built in Germany by Lürssen under drawings of German MTB of S2 class in 1936-1938. Boats were equipped with Mersedes-Benz petrol engines; cruising 7kts speed was ensured by 100hp Maybach engine installed on central shaft. Boats had board numbers 1-8 respectively. Late 1938 Yugoslavian Navy ordered to Lürssen 4 more MTBs of Orjen class (conventional designations MT9-12). The order was cancelled after WWII beginning.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

16.4.1941 Durmitor and Kajmakcalan escaped to Crete, and therefrom to Alexandria. After they were commissioned by new Yugoslavian Navy and renamed TC5 and TC6, later TC391 and TC392, are handed over on demolition in 1962-1963 Orjen, Velebit, Dinara, Triglav, Suvobor and Rudnik were captured in April, 1941 at Kotor and commissioned by Regia Marina as MAS3D-8D, 4.7.1942 they were renamed MS41-46.