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Torpedo Boat

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Service Data

In Service: 15 November 1928 to 8 January 1941

Production Data

Builder: Marinewerft
Construction No: 109
Laid down: 8 March 1927
Launched: 12 October 1927
Commissioned: 15 November 1928

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
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
Operators: Kriegsmarine

Other: Torpedo boats


15 November 1928
The torpedo boat Wolf is commissioned.

29 to 30 April 1940
The torpedo boat Wolf escorts the minelayers Roland, Preussen and Kaiser, Along with, Möwe, Kondor and Leopard, and the destroyers Richard Beitzen, Bruno Heinemann during the course of laying mines the torpedo boat Leopard is rammed and lost by the mine layer Kaiser.

8 January 1941
The torpedo boat Wolf hits a mine and sinks. 45 crew lost. Position 51° 05N 02° 08E.


Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken
Takes command on November 1928
Ends command on September 1929

Hans-Joachim Gadow
Takes command on Octotber 1929
Ends command on August 1930

Hans Michahelles
Takes command on 6 February 1932
Ends command on 3 Octotber 1933

Hans-Georg Zimmer
Takes command on October 1933
Ends command on September 1935

Hans Erdmenger
Takes command on September 1935
Ends command on April 1937

Martin Salzwedel
Takes command on December 1937
Ends command on February 1938

Lutz Gerstung
Takes command on February 1938
Ends command on January 1940

Broder Peters
Takes command on January 1940
Ends command on January 1941


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