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T3

Torpedo Boat




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Service Data

In Service: 3 April 1940 to 14 March 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: F. Schichau GmbH, Danzig
Construction No: 1382
Laid down: 14 November 1936
Launched: 23 June 1938
Commissioned: 3 April 1940

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
Armament:
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
Armour
Aircraft:
Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: Torpedo boats
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History



Career

3 April 1940
The T3 is commissioned.

18 September 1940
The T3 is sunk by the British RAF at Le Havre. 9 crew lost.

1941
The T3 is raised.

16 March 1941
The T3 is repaired.

12 December 1943
The T3 is recommissioned.

14 March 1945
The T3 is hit by a mine and sunk 300 crew lost. Position 54° 39N 18° 47E.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableHeinrich Bruns
Takes command on February 1940
Ends command on September 1940


Sorry No Image AvailableHarald von Diest
Takes command on December 1943
Ends command on March 1945


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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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