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D9 division torpedo boat (1894)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
D9   543 Schichau, Elbing 1894 3.9.1894 12.1894 TS 1916, discarded 12.1920


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

350

Displacement full, t

458

Length, m

63.0

Breadth, m

7.70

Draught, m

3.73 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 3 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

4200

Max speed, kts

23.5

Fuel, t

coal 106

Endurance, nm(kts)

2600(14)

Armament

3 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

52



Standard scale images


<i>D9</i><i> </i>1896
D9 1896


Project history

These 'division boats', or flotilla leaders, were basically larger versions of the torpedo boats they were intended to lead, with a similar armament and speed, but of a larger size in order to accommodate the extra staff needed. The most interesting design was the last, D9, which had the beginnings of the 'trawler bow', a raised forecastle which did not extend back as far as the bridge.

Modernizations

1910: reboilered with 3 Marine boilers

Naval service

No significant events.