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T4

Torpedo Boat




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Service Data

In Service: 27 May 1940 to 1952

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: F. Schichau GmbH, Danzig
Construction No: 1383
Laid down: 29 December 1936
Launched: 15 April 1938
Commissioned: 27 May 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
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30 after 1944
12 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/39
carried 2000 rounds
3 × 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

27 May 1940
The T4 is commissioned.

9 January 1946
The T4 is seized as a prize of war by the USA.

16 April 1948
The USA planned to convert T19 into a MTB command ship this was never carried out.

1952
The T4 is broken up, and scrapped.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailableErwin Hesse
Takes command on May 1940
Ends command on October 1941


Sorry No Image AvailableKonrad Sommerlatt
Takes command on October 1941
Ends command on December 1941


Sorry No Image AvailableBieling
Takes command on December 1941
Ends command on August 1942


Sorry No Image AvailableWeinlig
Takes command on October 1942
Ends command on January 1943


Sorry No Image AvailableThilo-Leberecht von Trotha
Takes command on April 1943
Ends command on July 1943


Sorry No Image AvailableWaldenburger
Takes command on July 1943
Ends command on April 1944


Sorry No Image AvailableAdolph
Takes command on April 1944
Ends command on January 1945


Sorry No Image AvailableBrunk
Takes command on January 1945
Ends command on May 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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