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Torpedo Boat

Leopard Torpedo boat

Service Data

In Service: 1 June 1928 to 30 April 1940

Production Data

Builder: Marinewerft
Construction No: 114
Laid down: 4 May 1927
Launched: 15 March 1928
Commissioned: 1 June 1928

Technical Data

Type: Torpedo boat
Class: Predator

Displacement: 933 tons standard. 1,320 tons full load
Length: 92.6 m
Beam: 8.6 m
Draft: 3.52 m
Propulsion: 2 × shaft geared steam turbines, 3 × boilers producing up to 25,500 shp
Propellers: 2
Speed: 35.2 knots
Range: 3,900 nautical miles at 17 knots
Crew: 129 men and officers
3 × 12.7 cm L/45 SK C/34
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



1 June 1928 The Torpedo boat Leopard is commissioned.

30 April 1940
The torpedo boat Leopard escorts the minelayers Roland, Preussen and Kaiser, Along with, Möwe, Kondor and Wolf, 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.


Sorry No Image AvailableWilly Wagner
Takes command on August 1929
Ends command on October 1929

Sorry No Image AvailableKuno Schmidt
Takes command on October 1929
Ends command on September 1931

Sorry No Image AvailableHans-Joachim Gloeckner
Takes command on September 1931
Ends command on October 1932

Sorry No Image AvailableAlfred Schulze-Hinrichs
Takes command on July 1933
Ends command on September 1933

Sorry No Image AvailableHeyke
Takes command on September 1933
Ends command on October 1935

Sorry No Image AvailableHans von Davidson
Takes command on October 1935
Ends command on October 1937

Sorry No Image AvailableWolf Henne
Takes command on March 1938
Ends command on April 1938


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