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Torpedo Boat

Albatros Torpedo boat

Service Data

In Service: 5 May 1927 to 10 April 1940

Production Data

Builder: Reichsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven
Construction No: 105
Laid down: 5 October 1925
Launched: 15 July 1926
Commissioned: 5 May 1927

Technical Data

Type: Torpedo boat
Class: Raptor

Displacement: 924 tons standard 1,290 tons full load
Length: 88.5 m
Beam: 8.3 m
Draft: 3.65 m
Propulsion: 2 × shaft geared steam turbines, 3 × boilers producing up to 24,829 shp
Propellers: 2
Speed: 33.6 knots
Range: 3,600 nautical miles at 17 knots
Crew: 129 men and officers
3 × 10.5 cm L/45 Tbts C/32
carried 300 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
2 × 2 cm Flak L/65 C/39 before 1941
4 × 2 cm Flak L/65 C/39 after 1941
carried 8000 rounds
6 × 50 cm torpedo tubes before 1931
6 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes after 1931
30 mines
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: Torpedo boats



5 May 1927
The torpedo boat Albatros is commissioned.

10 April 1940
The torpedo boat Albatros is sunk after running aground. Position 59° 24N 10° 35E.


Ernst Fischer
Takes command on 15 May 1928
Ends command on 28 September 1928

Karl von Puttkamer
Takes command on September 1928
Ends command on September 1930

Alfred Schulze-Hinrichs
Takes command on October 1930
Ends command on September 1932

Alfred Schemmel
Takes command on September 1932
Ends command on December 1932

Hans Hartmann
Takes command on October 1933
Ends command on October 1935

Hubert Freiherr von Wangenheim
Takes command on October 1935
Ends command on September 1936

Georg Langheld
Takes command on September 1936
Ends command on April 1937

Hans Erdmenger
Takes command on April 1937
Ends command on October 1937

Heinrich Wittig
Takes command on November 1937
Ends command on February 1938

Herbert Max Schultz
Takes command on November 1938
Ends command on November 1939

Siegfried Strelow
Takes command on December 1939
Ends command on April 1940


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