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T26

Torpedo Boat




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Service Data

In Service: 27 February 1943 to 28 December 1943

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: F. Schichau GmbH, Danzig
Construction No:
Laid down: 1941
Launched: 18 February 1942
Commissioned: 27 February 1943

Technical Data

Type: Torpedo boat
Class: T22 Class

Displacement: 1,754 tons
Length: 97.0 m waterline. 102.5 m overall
Beam: 10.0 m
Draft: 3.22 m
Propulsion: 2 × shaft geared Wagner geared turbines producing up to 32,560 shp
Propellers: 2
Speed: 32.3 knots
Range: 2,400 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 206 men and officers
Armament:
1 × 10.5 cm L/45 Tbts C/32
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
12 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/39
6 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
50 mines
Armour
Aircraft:
Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: Torpedo boats
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History



Career

27 February 1943
The T26 is commissioned.

28 December 1943
The T26 is sunk along with her sister ship T25 after engaging British cruisers HMS Glasgow and HMS Enterprise. 90 crew lost.

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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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