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S58 torpedo boats (1892)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
S58, 9.1914- T58   462 Schichau, Elbing 1891 3.12.1891 5/1892 minesweeper 1914, sunk 8.8.1915
S59, 9.1914- T59   463 Schichau, Elbing 1891 9.12.1891 5/1892 minesweeper 1914, collision 25.6.1918
S60, 9.1914- T60   464 Schichau, Elbing 1891 26.3.1892 7/1892 minesweeper 1914, discarded 10.1920
S61, 9.1914- T61   465 Schichau, Elbing 1891 6.4.1892 7/1892 minesweeper 1914, discarded 10.1920
S62, 9.1914- T62   466 Schichau, Elbing 1891 7.5.1892 7/1892 minesweeper 1914, discarded 10.1920
S63, 9.1914- T63   467 Schichau, Elbing 1891 28.5.1892 8/1892 minesweeper 1914, discarded 10.1920
S64, 9.1914- T64   468 Schichau, Elbing 1891 28.6.1892 9/1892 minesweeper 1914, sunk 23.10.1916
S65, 9.1914- T65   496 Schichau, Elbing 1891 13.10.1892 11/1892 minesweeper 1914, sunk 26.10.1917


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

132

Displacement full, t152
Length, m

44.3

Breadth, m

5.00

Draught, m

2.59 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

1232

Max speed, kts

20.2

Fuel, t

coal 30

Endurance, nm(kts)1580(12)
Armament

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

Complement

16



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<i>S58 </i>1914
S58 1914


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

1902, S60, S62, S64: were reboilered with new locomotive boiler

1905, S61; 1911, S59, S63; 1913, T65; 1914, T58: reboilered with Marine boiler

1914, all survived: - 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. T58 was sunk by mine on Baltic 8.8.1915. T59 sank after collision on Baltic 25.6.1918. T64 was mined on Baltic 23.10.1916, T65 was mined there 26.10.1917.