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G88 torpedo boats (1898)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
G88, 9.1914- T88   74 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1897 10.7.1897 5.1898 minesweeper 1916, discarded 3.1921
G89, 9.1914- T89   75 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1897 19.2.1898 8.1898 minesweeper 1916, discarded 3.1921


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

147

Displacement full, t177
Length, m

48.7

Breadth, m

5.04

Draught, m

2.81 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VQE, 2 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

2468

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

coal 45

Endurance, nm(kts)1600(12)
Armament

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

Complement

28 - 29



Standard scale images


<i>G88</i><i> </i>1900
G88 1900


Project history

These vessels continued the same process of steady improvement of the basic design begun by their predecessors.

Modernizations

1916, both: - 1 - 450 TT, 2 x 1 - 450 TT; + mechanical minesweeping gear

Naval service

Most were rebuilt and reboilered in the opening years of the new century. In September 1914 all were redesignated with the letter T beginning their numbers, and were used during the war as minesweepers and as tenders to instructional vessels.