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A56 torpedo boats (1917 - 1918)


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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
A56   476 Vulcan, Stettin 1916 28.2.1917 4.1917 sunk 12.3.1918
A57   477 Vulcan, Stettin 1916 28.2.1917 4.1917 sunk 2.3.1918
A58   478 Vulcan, Stettin 1916 31.3.1917 5.1917 sunk 15.8.1918
A59   479 Vulcan, Stettin 1916 13.4.1917 6.1917 to Poland 9.1920 (Ślązak)
A60   480 Vulcan, Stettin 1916 15.5.1917 6.1917 sunk 30.11.1917
A61   481 Vulcan, Stettin 1916 15.5.1917 7.1917 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A62   482 Vulcan, Stettin 1916 8.6.1917 7.1917 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A63   483 Vulcan, Stettin 1916 16.6.1917 8.1917 to France 9.1920
A64   395/484 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 30.3.1918 8.1918 to Poland 9.1920 (Krakowiak)
A65   396/485 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 30.3.1918 8.1918 to Brazil 9.1920
A66   397/486 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 23.6.1918 9.1918 to France 9.1920
A67   398/487 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 23.6.1918 --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A68   994 Schichau, Elbing 1916 11.4.1917 6.1917 to Poland 9.1920 (Kujawiak)
A69   995 Schichau, Elbing 1916 28.4.1917 7.1917 to Poland 9.1920
A70   996 Schichau, Elbing 1916 19.5.1917 7.1917 to Japan 9.1920
A71   997 Schichau, Elbing 1916 9.6.1917 8.1917 sunk 4.5.1918
A72   998 Schichau, Elbing 1916 30.6.1917 9.1917 sunk 14.5.1918
A73   999 Schichau, Elbing 1916 7.7.1917 9.1917 sunk 20.1.1918
A74   1000 Schichau, Elbing 1916 4.8.1917 10.1917 to Brazil 9.1920
A75   1001 Schichau, Elbing 1916 11.8.1917 10.1917 to France 9.1920
A76   1002 Schichau, Elbing 1916 1.9.1917 11.1917 to France 9.1920
A77   1003 Schichau, Elbing 1916 22.9.1917 11.1917 sunk 20.1.1918
A78   1004 Schichau, Elbing 1916 13.10.1917 12.1917 to Brazil 9.1920
A79   1005 Schichau, Elbing 1916 8.11.1917 1.1918 sunk 11.7.1918
A80   514 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 24.10.1917 12.1917 to Poland 9.1920 (Góral)
A81   515 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 27.11.1917 1.1918 to Brazil 9.1920
A82   516 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 27.3.1918 6.1918 scuttled 29.10.1918
A83   614 Howaldtswerke, Kiel 1917 28.5.1918 --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A84   615 Howaldtswerke, Kiel 1917 19.4.1918 --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A85   616 Howaldtswerke, Kiel 1917 6.6.1918 --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A86   535 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 5.2.1918 3.1918 to France 9.1920
A87   536 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 21.2.1918 4.1918 to Brazil 9.1920
A88   537 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 2.3.1918 4.1918 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A89   538 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 22.3.1918 5.1918 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A90   539 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 6.4.1918 6.1918 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A91   540 Vulcan, Stettin 1917 27.4.1918 6.1918 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A92   1019 Schichau, Elbing 1917 16.3.1918 5.1918 to Brazil 9.1920
A93   1020 Schichau, Elbing 1917 9.4.1918 6.1918 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A94   1021 Schichau, Elbing 1917 27.4.1918 7.1918 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A95   1022 Schichau, Elbing 1917 25.5.1918 8.1918 to United Kingdom 9.1920
A96   575 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A97   576 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A98   577 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A99   578 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A100   579 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A101   580 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A102   581 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A103   582 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A104   583 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A105   584 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A106   585 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A107   586 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A108   587 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A109   588 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A110   589 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A111   590 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A112   591 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919
A113   592 Vulcan, Stettin 1918 --- --- sold incomplete 11.1919


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

A56-67, 80-91, 96-113: 330

A68-79, 92-95: 335

Displacement full, t

A56-67, 80-91, 96-113: 381

A68-79, 92-95: 392

Length, m

A56-67: 61.1 oa 60.1 wl

A68-79: 60.0 oa 59.3 wl

A80-91, 96-113: 60.4 oa 60.2 wl

A92-95: 61.2 oa 59.4 wl

Breadth, m

A56-67, 80-91, 96-113: 6.41

A68-79, 92-95: 6.42

Draught, m

A56-67, 80-91: 2.21 deep load

A68-79: 2.34 deep load

A92-95: 2.12 deep load

A96-113: 2.11 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

A56-67, 80-91, 96-113: 2 AEG-Vulcan steam turbines, 2 Marine boilers

A68-79, 92-95: 2 sets Schichau geared steam turbines, 2 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

A56-79, 92-95: 6000

A80-91, 96-113: 5700

Max speed, kts

A56-79: 28

A80-91, 96-113: 26

A92-95: 26.5

Fuel, t

A56-67, 80-91: oil 92

A68-79, 92-95: oil 82

A96-113: oil 91

Endurance, nm(kts)

A56-95: 800(20)

A96-113: 790(20)

Armament

A56-79, 81-113: 2 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08, 1 x 1 - 450 TT

A80: 3 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08

Complement

A56-79, 92-95: 50

A80-91, 96-113: 55



Standard scale images


<i>A56 </i>1918
A56 1918


Project history

Coastal torpedo-boats of the A III type. Boats built by different builders varied in dimensions, turbines and details such as the shape of funnels.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Nine were mined: A 56 12.3.18 in the North Sea; A57 1.3.18 in the North Sea; A58 15.8.18 off Flandres coast; A60 30.11.17 off Flanders coast; A71 4.5.18 in the North Sea; A72 14.5.18 in the North Sea; A73 20.1.18 in the North Sea; A77 20.1.18 in the North Sea; A79 10.7.18 in the North Sea. A 81 was transferred to Pola by railway in sections to serve as a tender for the German Mediterranean submarine flotilla and was scuttled at there 29.10.18. The surviving boats were broken up in the early 1920s, except for four boats ceded to Poland.