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G37 large torpedo boats (1915)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
G37   215 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1914 17.12.1914 6.1915 sunk 4.11.1917
G38   216 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1914 23.12.1914 7.1915 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
G39   217 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1914 16.1.1915 8.1915 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
G40   218 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1914 27.2.1915 9.1915 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
G41   219 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1914 24.4.1915 10.1915 sunk 3.10.1918
G42   220 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1914 20.5.1915 11/1915 sunk 21.4.1917


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

G37 - 40: 822

G41, 42: 960

Displacement full, t

G37 - 40: 1051

G41, 42: 1147

Length, m

G37 - 40: 79.5 oa 78.6 wl

G41, 42: 83.0 oa 82.2 wl

Breadth, m

8.36

Draught, m

G37 - 40: 3.74

G41, 42: 3.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Germania steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

24000

Max speed, kts

G37 - 40: 34

G41, 42: 33/5

Fuel, t

G37 - 40: oil 299

G41, 42: oil 326

Endurance, nm(kts)

G37 - 40: 1685(17)

G41, 42: 1950(17)

Armament

3 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14, 2 x 2 - 500 TT, 2 x 1 - 500 TT (8), 24 mines

Complement

87



Standard scale images


<i>G37</i> 1917
G37 1917


Project history

1914 type mobilization destroyers; from G41 on the hull was enlarged during construction by 2.5m with oil storage increased to 326t and range extended.

Modernizations

1916, G42: - 3 x 1 - 88/42; + 3 x 1 - 105/42 Utof L/45 C/16 or TK L/45 C/16

Naval service

G42 was lost in action against British leaders Swift and Broke 21.4.1917 in Dover Straits; G37 was mined 4.11.1917 in the North Sea; G41 was scuttled 3.10.1918 after the German withdrawal from Bruges; G38-40 were scuttled at Scapa Flow, raised and scrapped in 1924-1925.