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S33 torpedo boats (1887)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S33, 11.1910- T33   355 Schichau, Elbing 1887 3.5.1887 6/1887 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4.1920
S34, 11.1910- T34   356 Schichau, Elbing 1887 7.5.1887 6/1887 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4.1920
S35, 11.1910- T35   357 Schichau, Elbing 1887 25.5.1887 6/1887 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4.1920
S36, 11.1910- T36   358 Schichau, Elbing 1887 25.6.1887 7/1887 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4.1920
S37, 11.1910- T37   359 Schichau, Elbing 1887 9.7.1887 8/1887 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4.1920
S38, 11.1910- T38   360 Schichau, Elbing 1887 27.7.1887 7/1887 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4.1920
S39, 11.1910- T39   361 Schichau, Elbing 1887 16.8.1887 9/1887 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4.1920
S40, 11.1910- T40   362 Schichau, Elbing 1887 27.8.1887 9/1887 minesweeper 1913, discarded 4.1920
S41   363 Schichau, Elbing 1887 16.9.1887 10/1887 foundered 28.8.1895


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

94

Displacement full, t113
Length, m

39.9

Breadth, m

4.80

Draught, m

2.33 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

1100

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal 17

Endurance, nm(kts)2050(10)
Armament

1 x 5 - 37/27 RV L/30, 1 - 350 TT (bow, 2), 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Complement

16



Standard scale images


<i>S33 </i>1894
S33 1894


Project history

All the boats in the S7-S65 group were adhered to Schichau's standard torpedo boat form, with the maximum breadth of hull well aft, producing a plan that resembled a pear shape.

Modernizations

1893: - 1 x 5 - 37/27; + 1 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92

1900, S37: reboilered with new locomotive boiler

1909, S33, 34, 36, 39, 1912, S35, 40: were reboilered with Marine boilers

1913, T33-40: - 1 - 350 TT, 2 x 1 - 350 TT; + mechanical minesweeping gear

Naval service

Some of the earliest boats were discarded 1900-1910, becoming target boats or tenders, or just being broken up, but the majority were rebuilt and reboilered. In 1910 the survivors had their designations changed from S to T, to clear the S numbers for new destroyers. During the war they were used as minesweepers. S41 sank in a storm 28.8.1895 off Skagen.