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S114 large seagoing torpedo boats (1902 - 1903)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S114, 9.1916- T114   700 Schichau, Elbing 1902 9.8.1902 10.1902 discarded 11.1920
S115   701 Schichau, Elbing 1902 10.9.1902 2.1903 sunk 17.10.1914
S116   702 Schichau, Elbing 1902 14.10.1902 3.1903 sunk 6.10.1914
S117   703 Schichau, Elbing 1902 4.2.1903 5.1903 sunk 17.10.1914
S118   704 Schichau, Elbing 1902 21.3.1903 7.1903 sunk 17.10.1914
S119   705 Schichau, Elbing 1902 8.7.1903 9.1903 sunk 17.10.1914


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

315

Displacement full, t

415

Length, m

63.2 oa 63.0 wl

Breadth, m

7.00

Draught, m

2.69 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

5900

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 102

Endurance, nm(kts)

980(17)

Armament

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

Complement

57



Standard scale images


<i>S114</i><i> </i>1903
S114 1903


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

1913, all: were reboilered with 3 Marine boilers

Naval service

S116 was 6.10.1914 torpedoed by British submarine E9 in the North Sea. S115, S117, S118 and S119 were sunk by British cruiser Undaunted and 4 destroyers in the North Sea 17.10.1914.