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Tiger

Torpedo Boat




Tiger Torpedo boat

Service Data

In Service: 15 January 1929 to 27 August 1939

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Marinewerft
Construction No: 112
Laid down: 2 April 1927
Launched: 15 March 1928
Commissioned: 15 January 1929

Technical Data

Type: Torpedo boat
Class: Predator

Displacement: 933 tons standard. 1,320 tons full load
Length: 92.6 m
Beam: 8.6 m
Draft: 3.52 m
Propulsion: 2 × shaft geared steam turbines, 3 × boilers producing up to 25,500 shp
Propellers: 2
Speed: 35.2 knots
Range: 3,900 nautical miles at 17 knots
Crew: 129 men and officers
Armament:
3 × 10.5 cm L/45 Tbts C/32
carried 300 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
2 × 2 cm Flak L/65 C/39 before 1941
4 × 2 cm Flak L/65 C/39 after 1941
carried 8000 rounds
6 × 50 cm torpedo tubes before 1931
6 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes after 1931
30 mines
Armour
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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History



Career

15 January 1929
The torpedo boat Tiger is commissioned.

27 August 1939
The torpedo boat Tiger is sunk in a collision with Max Schultz. 2 crew lost. Position 54° 55N 16° E.

Commanders

Hans-Joachim Gadow
Takes command on January 1929
Ends command on September 1929

Gumprich
Takes command on September 1929
Ends command on October 1931

Friedrichs
Takes command on October 1931
Ends command on September 1933

Max-Eckart Wolff
Takes command on September 1933
Ends command on September 1935

Förster
Takes command on September 1935
Ends command on July 1937

Günther Wachsmuth
Takes command on December 1937
Ends command on January 1938

Neub
Takes command on February 1938
Ends command on August 1939

Gallery

Tiger picture 2

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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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