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Kondor

Torpedo Boat




Kondor Torpedo boat

Service Data

In Service: 15 July 1927 to 31 July 1944

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Reichsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven
Construction No: 106
Laid down: 17 November 1925
Launched: 22 September 1926
Commissioned: 15 July 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
Armament:
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
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History



Career

15 July 1927
The torpedo boat Kondor is commissioned.

29 to 30 April 1940
The torpedo boat Kondor escorts the minelayers Roland, Preussen and Kaiser, Along with, Möwe, Wolf and Leopard, and the destroyers Richard Beitzen, Bruno Heinemann during the course of laying mines the torpedo boat Leopard is rammed and lost by the mine layer Kaiser.

28 to 30 January 1941
The torpedo boat Kondor is transferred to Brest along with Iltis, Seeadler, and the destroyer Richard Beitzen.

1 to 2 February 1941
The torpedo boat Kondor escorts heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper while leaving Brest. Along with the Seeadler, and the destroyer Richard Beitzen.

13 to 14 February 1941
The torpedo boat Kondor escorts heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper while returning to Brest. Along with the Seeadler, and the destroyer Richard Beitzen.

28 June 1944
The torpedo boat Kondor is taken out of active service.

31 July 1944
The torpedo boat Kondor is capsized and destroyed.

Commanders

Schone
Takes command on July 1928
Ends command on October 1928

Winfried Hagen
Takes command on October 1928
Ends command on October 1930

Winfried Hagen
Takes command on September 1931
Ends command on September 1932

Heinz Bonatz
Takes command on September 1932
Ends command on February 1934

Alfred Schemmel
Takes command on February 1934
Ends command on September 1934

Conrad Engelhardt
Takes command on September 1934
Ends command on September 1936

Wegener
Takes command on September 1936
Ends command on March 1938

Werner Pfeiffer
Takes command on March 1938
Ends command on July 1938

Hans Wilcke
Takes command on April 1939
Ends command on October 1940

Kaßbaum
Takes command on October 1940
Ends command on November 1940

Wilhelm Nickolaus von Lyncker
Takes command on November 1940
Ends command on June 1941

Burkart
Takes command on June 1941
Ends command on July 1942

Holzapfel
Takes command on April 1942
Ends command on May 1942

Heinrich Peter-Pirkham
Takes command on September 1942
Ends command on December 1943

Hermann
Takes command on December 1943
Ends command on April 1944

Rönnau
Takes command on April 1944
Ends command on June 1944

Gallery

Kondor picture 2

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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