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T5

Torpedo Boat




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Service Data

In Service: 23 January 1940 to 14 March 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 934
Laid down: 30 December 1936
Launched: 22 November 1937
Commissioned: 23 January 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
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: Torpedo boats
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History



Career

23 January 1940
The T5 is commissioned.

14 March 1945
The T5 is hit by a mine and sunk. 20 crew lost. Position 54° 39N 18° 47E.

Commanders

Rudolf Koppenhagen
Takes command on January 1940
Ends command on March 1940

Karl Hoffmann
Takes command on March 1940
Ends command on May 1940

Rudolf Koppenhagen
Takes command on May 1940
Ends command on December 1942

Denhert
Takes command on December 1942
Ends command on September 1943

Horst Freiherr von Lüttitz
Takes command on September 1943
Ends command on February 1944

Güttner
Takes command on February 1944
Ends command on January 1945

Diedrich-Hermann Wätjen
Takes command on February 1945
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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