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Torpedo Boat

T1 Torpedo boat

Service Data

In Service: 2 December 1939 to 9 April 1945

Production Data

Builder: F. Schichau GmbH, Danzig
Construction No: 1380
Laid down: 14 November 1936
Launched: 19 February 1938
Commissioned: 2 December 1939

Technical Data

Type: Torpedo boat
Class: T1 Class

Displacement: 844 tons standard. 1,088 tons full load
Length: 84.3 m
Beam: 8.62 m
Draft: 2.94 m
Propulsion: 2 × shaft geared Wagner geared turbines producing up to 28,200 shp
Propellers: 2
Speed: 35 knots
Range: 1,070 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 119 men and officers
1 × 10.5 cm L/45 Tbts C/32
carried 600 rounds
12 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/39
carried 2000 rounds
6 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
carried 6 rounds
30 mines
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: Torpedo boats



2 December 1939
The T1 is commissioned.

9 April 1945
The T1 is sunk in an American air raid on Kiel. 9 crew lost.


Sorry No Image AvailableHansfrieder Rost
Takes command on december 1939
Ends command on September 1940

Sorry No Image AvailableRichter Oldekop
Takes command on September 1940
Ends command on August 1941

Sorry No Image AvailableKoch
Takes command on June 1942
Ends command on October 1943

Sorry No Image AvailableKopka
Takes command on October 1943
Ends command on April 1944

Sorry No Image AvailableSchurdt
Takes command on April 1944
Ends command on April 1945


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