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S143 1913

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S138, 9.1917- T138   777 Schichau, Elbing 1906 22.9.1906 5/1907 sunk 7.7.1918
S139, 9.1917- T139, 8.1927- Pfeil   778 Schichau, Elbing 1906 12.11.1906 7/1907 dispatch vessel 8.1927, stricken 9.1937
S140, 9.1917- T140   779 Schichau, Elbing 1906 22.12.1906 8/1907 discarded 3.1921
S141, 9.1917- T141, 8.1927- Blitz   780 Schichau, Elbing 1906 7.2.1907 9/1907 dispatch vessel 8.1927, sold 4.1933
S142, 9.1917- T142   781 Schichau, Elbing 1906 6.3.1907 9/1907 discarded 12.1920
S143, 9.1917- T143   782 Schichau, Elbing 1906 6.4.1907 10/1907 stricken 5.1927
S144, 9.1917- T144   783 Schichau, Elbing 1906 27.4.1907 12/1907 stricken 10.1928
S145, 9.1917- T145   784 Schichau, Elbing 1906 8.6.1907 12/1907 discarded 3.1921
S146, 9.1917- T146   785 Schichau, Elbing 1906 27.6.1907 11/1907 stricken 10.1928
S147, 9.1917- T147   786 Schichau, Elbing 1906 3.8.1907 4/1908 discarded 12.1920
S148, 9.1917- T148   787 Schichau, Elbing 1906 11.9.1907 3/1908 stricken 10.1928
S149, 9.1917- T149   788 Schichau, Elbing 1906 19.10.1907 7/1908 stricken 5.1927


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

533

Displacement full, t684
Length, m

70.2 wl 70.7 oa

Breadth, m

7.80

Draught, m

2.75

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

11000

Max speed, kts

30.3

Fuel, t

coal 194

Endurance, nm(kts)1830(17)
Armament

1 x 1 - 88/32 SK L/35 C/01, 3 x 1 - 52/51 SK L/55 C/03, 3 x 1 - 450 TT (4)

Complement

80



Standard scale images


<i>S138</i> 1909
S138 1909


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<i>S143</i> 1913
S143 1913


Project history

These boats of the 1906 fiscal year were closely modelled on G137. The significant break between bridge and forecastle made the bridge very wet from sea state 6 upwards and hindered the operation of both guns and torpedoes.

Modernizations

1914 - 1915, S138 - 141, 145, 147 - 149: - 2 x 1 - 52/51; + 1 x 1 - 88/32 SK L/35 C/01

1914 - 1915, S142, 144: - 3 x 1 - 52/51; + 1 x 1 - 88/32 SK L/35 C/01

1916 - 1917, S146: - 1 x 1 - 88/32, 3 x 1 - 52/51; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

1920, T139, 141, 148, 149: - 2 x 1 - 88/32, 1 x 1 - 52/51; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

1920, T143: - 1 x 1 - 88/32, 3 x 1 - 52/51; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

1920, T144: - 2 x 1 - 88/32; + 2 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14

after 1927, Blitz, Pfeil: were armed with 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/30 only

Naval service

T138 was mined in the North Sea 7.7.1918. S143 foundered 3.8.1914 after boiler explosion but later salvaged and repaired.