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Torpedo Boat

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Service Data

In Service: 8 October 1939 to 3 May 1945

Production Data

Builder: Deschimag, Bremen
Construction No: 937
Laid down: 28 August 1937
Launched: 10 August 1938
Commissioned: 8 October 1939

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
1 × 10.5 cm L/45 Tbts C/32
carried 600 rounds
2 × 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
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: Torpedo boats



8 October 1939
The T8 is commissioned.

3 May 1945
The T8 is sunk and later broken up, and scrapped. Position 54° 26N 10° 10.5E.


Sorry No Image AvailableHeinrich Erdmann
Takes command on October 1939
Ends command on April 1941

Sorry No Image AvailableThilo-Leberecht von Trotha
Takes command on April 1941
Ends command on December 1941

Sorry No Image AvailableWalter Wenzel
Takes command on June 1942
Ends command on April 1944

Sorry No Image AvailableStrömer
Takes command on April 1944
Ends command on May 1945


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