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TORPEDO SHIPS

T-1 torpedo boats (1912-1921)

T-1 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
T-1   SECN, Cartagena   3/8/1911 5/1912 BU 1931
T-2   SECN, Cartagena 6/1910 9/11/1911 4/1912 wrecked 13/9/1937
T-3   SECN, Cartagena 6/1910 14/2/1912 9/1912 sold 1938
T-4   SECN, Cartagena   1912 1913 discarded 1932
T-5   SECN, Cartagena   1912 1913 BU 1931
T-6   SECN, Cartagena   1912 1914 BU 1932
T-7   SECN, Cartagena 12/1911 7/5/1913 4/1915 stricken 3/1946
T-8   SECN, Cartagena   1914 1915 BU 1932
T-9   SECN, Cartagena 5/1912 15/12/1913 4/1915 stricken 2/1943
T-10   SECN, Cartagena   1916 1915 BU 1932
T-11   SECN, Cartagena   1915 1916 BU 1931
T-12   SECN, Cartagena   1915 1916 BU 1932
T-13   SECN, Cartagena   1914 1916 BU 1932
T-14   SECN, Cartagena 11/1913 3/9/1915 10/1916 stricken 10/1949
T-15   SECN, Cartagena   1916 1917 BU 1935
T-16   SECN, Cartagena 12/1913 18/5/1916 8/1917 stricken 12/1942
T-17   SECN, Cartagena 8/1914 21/6/1916 12/1917 stricken 1/1949
T-18   SECN, Cartagena   1918 1918 discarded 1935
T-19   SECN, Cartagena 8/1914 22/11/1916 7/1920 stricken 12/1942
T-20   SECN, Cartagena 2/1915 22/11/1916 10/1920 scuttled 3/1938
T-21   SECN, Cartagena 6/1915 26/4/1920 2/1921 scuttled 3/1938
T-22   SECN, Cartagena   1919 1921 discarded 1932
  

Displacement normal, t

177

Displacement full, t

190

Length, m

50.0 pp 52.3 oa

Breadth, m

5.00

Draught, m

1.47 normal 1.90 max

No of shafts

T-1 - 7: 3

T-8 - 22: 2

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 2 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

3750

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

coal 33

Endurance, nm(kts)

1000(18)

Armament

3 x 1 - 47/50 Vickers, 1 x 2 - 450 TT, 1 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

31

Ship project history: Small torpedo boats, which building in number of 25 ships was authorized by the law from 7/1/1908. Project was developed with assistance of Vickers on the basis of French Cyclone class torpedo boats made by Normand, differing from the latter by turbine machinery. They actually became outdated already by the moment of commission of lead ships, therefore in 1912-1921 only 22 boats were completed, and building of three last was cancelled in 1919.
First seven ships had triple-shaft machinery, remaining had twin-shaft. Ships survived till 1936 were used mainly as ships of providing of combat training. Torpedo boats T-14, 16, 19 and 20 were converted for minelaying, but never really were used for this purpose.

Modernizations: 1930s, T-14, 16, 19, 20: + mines

Naval service: After beginning of Civil war T-3, 4, 14, 17, 20, 21 remained in Republic fleet, and T-2, 7, 9, 16 and 19 have got to Nationalists. Nationalists torpedo boat T-2 was lost 13/9/1937 on stones at Santander. Republican torpedo boat T-3 left 20/10/1937 Gijon to French port Le Verdon where remained, in 1938 she was sold for BU at Bordeaux (officially stricken only in 1941). Remaining Republican ships of this class in the end of war have got to Nationalists at Cartagena in faulty (T-14 and 17) or foundered at Portman near Cartagena (T-20 and 21) condition. Two first ships were repaired, last two were salvaged and sold for scrap 8/6/1940.

T-14 and T-16

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