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S102 large seagoing torpedo boats (1901 - 1902)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S102, 9.1914- T102   679 Schichau, Elbing 1900 18.4.1901 7.1901 discarded 3.1921
S103, 9.1914- T103   680 Schichau, Elbing 1900 15.5.1901 9.1901 discarded 3.1921
S104, 9.1914- T104   681 Schichau, Elbing 1900 22.6.1901 10.1901 discarded 3.1921
S105, 9.1914- T105   682 Schichau, Elbing 1900 7.8.1901 11.1901 discarded 3.1921
S106, 9.1914- T106   683 Schichau, Elbing 1900 7.9.1901 12.1901 discarded 3.1921
S107, 9.1914- T107   684 Schichau, Elbing 1900 17.10.1901 1.1902 discarded 3.1921


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

315

Displacement full, t

406

Length, m

63.2 oa 63.0 wl

Breadth, m

7.00

Draught, m

2.68 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

5900

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

coal 92

Endurance, nm(kts)

1020(17)

Armament

3 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92, 3 x 1 - 450 TT (5)

Complement

57



Standard scale images


nearly sister-ship <i>S90</i><i> </i>1905
nearly sister-ship S90 1905


Project history

Apart from the experimental turbine vessel (another was building at the end of the period), these units, classed as large torpedo boats but, despite their lighter guns, really the equivalent of contemporary foreign destroyers, show a large degree of homogeneity. They all shared the 'trade mark' of the torpedo tube placed before the bridge in a well deck between the raised forecastle and the charthouse. All had two funnels. In fact this design was a combination of the best features of the D9 and the D10, of the German torpedo boat traditional design, and of the British destroyer. The result was a sturdy and seaworthy vessel, not as fast as foreign boats, but probably more useful than most.

Modernizations

1910s, T102-104: - 1 x 1 - 50/37; + 1 x 1 - 88/32 SK L/35 C/01 or 1 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89 or 1 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/09

Naval service

No significant events.