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Torpedo Boat

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Service Data

In Service: 7 May 1940 to 7 October 1951

Production Data

Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 938
Laid down: 1 July 1938
Launched: 1 March 1939
Commissioned: 7 May 1940

Technical Data

Type: Torpedo boat
Class: T1 Class

Displacement: 844 tons standard. 1,082 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
1 × 4 cm L/56 Flak 28 after 1944
2 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
12 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/39
carried 2000 rounds
3 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
carried 6 rounds
30 mines
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: Torpedo boats



7 May 1940
The T11 is commissioned.

2 April 1945
The T11 is in collision with R 256 and subsequently R 256 is sunk due to the severity of the damage, East of Bornholm.
Position 53 07N 14 56E.

The T11 is seized as a prize of war by the British.

The T11 is renamed Bir Hakeim.

7 October 1951
The Bir Hakeim is broken up, and scrapped.


Sorry No Image AvailableAugust Hoepner
Takes command on August 1940
Ends command on April 1941

Sorry No Image AvailableKonrad Sommerlatt
Takes command on March 1942
Ends command on December 1942

Sorry No Image AvailableMeentzen
Takes command on May 1943
Ends command on November 1943

Sorry No Image AvailableBrunk
Takes command on November 1943
Ends command on December 1944


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