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S49 large torpedo boats (1915 - 1917)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S49   939 Schichau, Elbing 1914 10.4.1915 7.1915 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
S50   940 Schichau, Elbing 1914 24.4.1915 8.1915 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
S51   941 Schichau, Elbing 1914 29.4.1915 9.1915 interned 11.1918, beached 21.6.1919, to United Kingdom
S52   942 Schichau, Elbing 1914 12.6.1915 9.1915 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
S53   943 Schichau, Elbing 1914 18.9.1915 12.1915 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
S54   944 Schichau, Elbing 1914 11.10.1915 1/1916 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
S55   945 Schichau, Elbing 1914 6.11.1915 3/1916 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
S56   945 Schichau, Elbing 1914 11.12.1915 4/1916 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
S57   947 Schichau, Elbing 1914 8.1.1916 5/1916 sunk 10.11.1916
S58   948 Schichau, Elbing 1914 5.2.1916 6/1916 sunk 11.11.1916
S59   949 Schichau, Elbing 1914 16.2.1916 7/1916 sunk 11.11.1916
S60   950 Schichau, Elbing 1915 3.4.1916 8/1916 interned 11.1918, beached 21.6.1919, to Japan
S61   951 Schichau, Elbing 1915 8.4.1916 9/1916 scuttled 2.11.1918
S62   952 Schichau, Elbing 1915 13.5.1916 11/1916 sunk 10.7.1918
S63   953 Schichau, Elbing 1915 27.5.1916 12/1916 discarded 11.1919, to Italy 5.1920 (Ardimentoso)
S64   954 Schichau, Elbing 1915 21.8.1916 3/1917 sunk 18.10.1917
S65   955 Schichau, Elbing 1915 14.10.1916 4/1917 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
S66   956 Schichau, Elbing 1915 21.11.1916 5/1917 sunk 10.7.1918


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

S49 - 52: 802

S53 - 66: 919

Displacement full, t

S49 - 52: 1074

S53 - 66: 1170

Length, m

S49 - 52: 79.6 oa 79.0 wl

S53 - 66: 83.1 oa 82.5 wl

Breadth, m

8.36

Draught, m

S49 - 52: 3.64

S53 - 66: 3.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

S49 - 52: 2 Schichau steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

S53 - 66: COSOS: 2 Schichau steam turbines / 1 cruising steam turbine on one shaft, 3 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

24000

Max speed, kts

34

Fuel, t

S49 - 52: oil 252

S53 - 66: oil 305

Endurance, nm(kts)

S49 - 52: 1605(17)

S53 - 66: 2450(14)

Armament

S49 - 59: 3 x 1 - 88/42 TK L/45 C/14, 2 x 2 - 500 TT, 2 x 1 - 500 TT (8), 24 mines

S60 - 66: 3 x 1 - 105/42 Utof L/45 C/16 or TK L/45 C/16, 2 x 2 - 500 TT, 2 x 1 - 500 TT (8), 24 mines

Complement

85



Standard scale images


<i>S53</i> 1918
S53 1918


Project history

Belonged to the wartime mobilization programme, S49 and S50 being the replacements for S35 and S36. The enlarged S53-66 had a cruising turbine on the starboard shaft and carried more oil.

Modernizations

1916, S53-56: - 3 x 1 - 88/42; + 3 x 1 - 105/42 Utof L/45 C/16 or TK L/45 C/16

Naval service

S62 was lost in action; S57 (10.11.1916), S58 (11.11.1916), S59 (11.11.1916) were mined in the Gulf of Finland, S64 was mined in Northern Baltic 18.10.1917, S66 was mined in the North Sea 10.7.1918. S61 was scuttled during the German retreat from Belgium 2.11.1918 in Terneuzen Canal (Flanders); S60 which was beached at Scapa Flow became a Japanese war reparation and was scrapped in England in 1920; S63 became an Italian war reparation and served under the name Ardimentoso until 1937.