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"1924 type" torpedo boats (WOLF) (1928 - 1929)


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Wolf 1940  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Wolf WO, WL 109 MW Wilhelmshaven 3/1927 12.10.1927 11/1928 sunk 8.1.1941
Iltis IT 110 MW Wilhelmshaven 3/1927 12.10.1927 10/1928 sunk 13.5.1942
Luchs LU 111 MW Wilhelmshaven 4/1927 15.3.1928 4/1929 sunk 26.7.1940
Tiger TG 112 MW Wilhelmshaven 4/1927 15.3.1928 1/1929 collision 27.8.1939
Jaguar JA, JR 113 MW Wilhelmshaven 4/1927 15.3.1928 6/1929 sunk 15.6.1944
Leopard LP 114 MW Wilhelmshaven 5/1927 15.3.1928 8/1929 collision 30.4.1940


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

933

Displacement full, t1320
Length, m

89.0 wl 92.6 oa

Breadth, m

8.60

Draught, m

2.83 normal 3.52 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Wolf, Leopard: 2 sets Brown-Boveri geared steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Iltis, Tiger: 2 sets Vulcan geared steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Jaguar, Luchs: 2 sets Schichau geared steam turbines, 3 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

23000

Max speed, kts

34

Fuel, t

oil 338

Endurance, nm(kts)3900(17)
Armament

3 x 1 - 105/52 SK C/28, 2 x 3 - 500 TT, 30 mines

Complement

120



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<i>Wolf</i> 1940  
Wolf 1940  


Project history

Improved version of type 1923. Differed in a little bigger dimensions and increased steam output of boilers. Wolf and Leopard were equipped with Brown-Boveri turbines, Iltis and Tiger by Vulkan, Jaguar and Luchs by Schichau. It was supposed to arm these torpedo boats with 127mm guns, but under pressure of Great Britain 105mm/55 guns of new model have been fitted.

Modernizations

1931, all: - 2 x 3 - 500 TT; + 2 x 3 - 533 TT

1932, Leopard, Luchs: - 3 x 1 - 105/52; + 3 x 1 - 128/42 SK C/34

1934, Leopard, Luchs: - 3 x 1 - 128/42; + 3 x 1 - 105/52 SK C/28

1935 - 1937, all: + 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/30

1938 - 1939, Wolf, Iltis, Tiger: - 3 x 1 - 105/52; + 3 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32

1939, all: + 2 DCT (8 - 12)

1940, Wolf, Jaguar: - 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/30; + 4 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

1940, Iltis: + 2 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30

1942, Jaguar: + 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

1944, presumably Jaguar: + 2x FuMO 63 radars, FuMB 4 Sumatra ECM suite

Naval service

In 1936-1938 all boats actively acted at coast of Spain. Tiger was lost 27.8.1939 as a result of collision with destroyer Max Schultz at Bornholm. Leopard was lost 30.4.1940 as result of collision with minelayer Preussen in Skagerrack. Luchs was sunk 26.7.1940 by British submarine Thames off Stavanger. Wolf was lost 8.1.1941 on a mine, laid by British patrol launch in La Manche. Iltis was sunk 13.5.1942 by British MTB221 in La Manche. Jaguar was lost 15.6.1944 during raid of British aircraft to Le Havre.