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TORPEDO BOATS 1923
(Torpedoboote 1923)

Torpedo Boat Falke
Torpedo boat Falke.

The first new torpedo boats built in Germany after the World War were initially classified as destroyers according to the regulations of the Treaty of Versailles that allowed the Reichsmarine to have twelve ships of this type with a displacement not exceeding 800 tons. The six torpedo boats of the 1923 type, known as the Raubvogel class, were named after birds of prey, the first being the Mwe which was slightly smaller than the rest.

TECHNICAL DATA

Displacement: standard 924 mt (Mwe 798 mt), full load 1,290 mt (Mwe 1,213 mt).

Dimensions: Waterline length 85.7 m (Mwe 84.7 m), overall length 87.7 m (Mwe 87 mt), beam 8.43 m, maximum draft 3.65 m, depth 5.1 m.

Armament:
   3 x 10.5cm/L45
   2 x 2cm/L65
   6 x 50cm torpedo tubes in two triple mounts (changed to 53.3cm in 1931).
   Up to 30 mines.

Propulsion plant: 3 Marine boilers, 2 turbines, 23,000 hp.

Speed: 33 knots (Mwe 32 knots).

Endurance: 2,000 nm at 20 knots, 3,600 nm at 17 knots.

Fuel capacity: 340 mt.

Crew: 120.

Torpedo Boats 1923
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
MWE Marinewerft,
Wilhlemshaven
02.03.1925 24.03.1926 01.10.1926 Bombed in Le Havre
14.06.1944
SEEADLER Marinewerft,
Wilhlemshaven
05.10.1925 15.07.1926 01.05.1927 Torpedoed north of Boulogne
13.05.1942
GREIF Marinewerft,
Wilhlemshaven
05.10.1925 15.07.1926 15.03.1927 Bombed in Seine estuary
24.05.1944
ALBATROS Marinewerft,
Wilhlemshaven
05.10.1925 15.07.1926 15.05.1927 Run aground in Bolrne island,
Oslofjord, 10.04.1940
KONDOR Marinewerft,
Wilhlemshaven
17.11.1925 22.09.1926 15.07.1928 Mined 23.05.1944
Scuttled in Le Havre 28.06.1944
FALKE Marinewerft,
Wilhlemshaven
17.11.1925 22.09.1926 15.08.1928 Bombed in Le Havre
14.06.1944


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