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TA34 torpedo boats (1914 - 1916 / 1943)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA34 (ex-T7, ex-Tb96F)     Danubius, Fiume, Austria-Hungary 2.1915 8.7.1916 11.1916 // 9.1943 to Croatia 2.1944 (T7)
TA48 (ex-T3, ex-Tb78T)     Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino, Austria-Hungary 10.1913 4.3.1914 8.1914 // 10.1943 to Croatia 8-12/1944 (T3), sunk 20.2.1945


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

TA34: 244

TA48: 267

Displacement full, t

TA34: 330

TA48: 324

Length, m

TA34: 58.8

TA48: 57.8

Breadth, m

TA34: 5.84

TA48: 5.75

Draught, m

1.75

No of shafts

2

Machinery

TA34: 2 AEG-Curtis steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

TA48: 2 Parsons steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

5000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

TA34: coal 20 + oil 31

TA48: coal 18 + oil 24

Endurance, nm(kts)310(10)
Armament

TA34: 2 x 1 - 75/57 Bofors M1928, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 2 - 450 TT

TA48: 2 x 1 - 75/57 Bofors M1928, 4 x 1 - 13.2/76, 1 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement

TA34: 39

TA48: 35



Standard scale images


<i>T3</i> 1941
T3 1941
<i>T7</i> 1941
T7 1941


Project history

Former Austro-Hungarian torpedo boats 78T and 96F of "250-ton" type. In 1920 they became Yugoslavian T3 and T7 and in 1941 were captured by Italians and entered their service under former numbers.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

T7 8.9.1943 was captured by German troops at Gruz, 11.9.1943 renamed TA34, 8.2.1944 transferred to Croatian Navy as T7. She was sunk 24.6.1944 by British MGB659, 662 and 670 at Murter Island.

T3 was captured by German troops at Fiume 16.9.1943 and commissioned 16.10.1943 as TA48. From August till December, 1944 she served under Croatian flag as T3, stored mainly Croatian crew later. TA48 was sunk by Allied aircraft at Trieste 20.2.1945.