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V43 1915

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
V43   358 Vulcan, Stettin 1914 27.1.1915 5.1915 interned 11.1918, to USA 10.1920
V44   359 Vulcan, Stettin 1914 24.2.1915 7.1915 interned 11.1918, to United Kingdom 10.1920
V45   360 Vulcan, Stettin 1914 29.3.1915 9.1915 interned 11.1918, scuttled 21.6.1919
V46   361 Vulcan, Stettin 1914 23.12.1914 10.1915 interned 11.1918, to France 10.1920
V47   362 Vulcan, Stettin 1914 10.6.1915 11.1915 scuttled 2.11.1918
V48   363 Vulcan, Stettin 1914 6.8.1915 12/1915 sunk 31.5.1916


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

V43 - 46: 852

V47, 48: 924

Displacement full, t

V43 - 46: 1106

V47, 48: 1188

Length, m

V43 - 46: 79.6 oa 78.8 wl

V47, 48: 83.1 oa 82.3 wl

Breadth, m

8.32

Draught, m

V43 - 46: 3.96

V47, 48: 3.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

V43 - 45, 47, 48: 2 AEG-Vulcan steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

V46: 2 AEG-Vulcan steam turbines with torque converters, 3 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

24000

Max speed, kts

V43 - 46: 34.5

V47, 48: 33.5

Fuel, t

V43 - 46: oil 296

V47, 48: oil 338

Endurance, nm(kts)

V43 - 46: 1750(17)

V47, 48: 2050(17)

Armament

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

Complement

87



Standard scale images


very similar <i>V25</i> 1914
very similar V25 1914


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<i>V43 </i>1915
V43 1915


Project history

The second half-flotilla of 1914 mobilization destroyers. As with the Germania boats, V47 and V48 were enlarged by 3.5m during construction, increasing oil storage and range.

Modernizations

1916, V47, V48: - 3 x 1 - 88/42; + 3 x 1 - 105/42 Utof L/45 C/16 or TK L/45 C/16

Naval service

V48 was lost 31.5.1916 during the Battle of Jutland (she was sunk by gunfire of British battleships); V47 was scuttled during the German retreat from Belgium 2.11.1918 at Flanders coast; V43-46 were interned at Scapa Flow.