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COASTAL FORCES

LT21 motor torpedo boats (1942-1943/1943)

LT21 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Núm 21 (ex-S124), 11/1943- LT21   Schlichting, Travemünde, Germany   6/3/1943 4/1943 // 7/1943 stricken 6/1956
Núm 22 (ex-S134), 11/1943- LT22   Lürssen, Vegesack, Germany   1943 5/1943 // 7/1943 stricken 6/1956
Núm 23 (ex-S73), 11/1943- LT23   Lürssen, Vegesack, Germany   1941 2/1942 // 8/1943 stricken 6/1956
Núm 24 (ex-S78), 11/1943- LT24   Lürssen, Vegesack, Germany   1942 6/1942 // 8/1943 stricken 6/1955
Núm 25 (ex-S125), 11/1943- LT25   Schlichting, Travemünde, Germany   3/4/1943 5/1943 // 8/1943 stricken 6/1955
Núm 26 (ex-S126), 11/1943- LT26   Schlichting, Travemünde, Germany   8/5/1943 6/1943 // 8/1943 stricken 11/1957

 

Displacement standard, t

96

Displacement full, t

115

Length, m

34.9

Breadth, m

5.28

Draught, m

1.67

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Núm23, 24: Daimler-Benz MB501 diesels

Núm21, 22, 25, 26: Daimler-Benz MB511 diesels

Power, h. p.

Núm23, 24: 6000

Núm21, 22, 25, 26: 7500

Max speed, kts

Núm23, 24: 39

Núm21, 22, 25, 26: 41

Fuel, t

diesel oil 13.5

Endurance, nm(kts) 700(35)
Armour, mm Núm21, 22, 25, 26: CT: 12 - 10

Armament

2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 2 - 533 TT (4), 2 DCR (6), 6 mines

Complement

24

Ship project history: Former German MTBs of S38 class. They were bought by Spain in May, 1943 and received by Spanish crews at Bordeaux  31/7 and 28/8/1943.

Ship protection: S100 and later boats had armoured CT and bridge.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

LT23 1948

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