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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Meteor   101 KW Danzig / RMW Wilhelmshaven 1914 18.1.1915 11.1924 surrendered 5.1945, to Soviet Union 12.1945


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1200

Displacement full, t

1504

Length, m

67.0 wl 71.1 oa

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

3.60 normal 4.00 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

885

Max speed, kts

11.5

Fuel, t

coal 440

Endurance, nm(kts)3650(10)
Armament

since 1930: 1 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/13

Complement

124



Standard scale images


<i>Meteor</i> 1930
Meteor 1930
<i>Meteor</i> 1944
Meteor 1944


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<i>Meteor</i>
Meteor


Project history

Order for building of gunboat "C" was given out in 1913 and repeated in 1923. Originally planned as enlarged Iltis class, design of 1914 provided 4 105mm/45 guns and more powerful machinery with 4 boilers. Brigantine-rigged, sails area was 463 m2.

Modernizations

1930: sailing rig was removed

1934: VTE were replaced by 2 MAN diesels (2200hp, 14.5kts, 44t of diesel oil, 1000(9)nm)

1939-1944: + 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, FuMO 51 radar

Naval service

Vessel was used primarily for survey and fishery protection. In September, 1945, she was transferred to German Institute of Hydrography but in December that year transferred to USSR on reparation and from November, 1946 served as survey vessel Ekvator.