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Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

LM7 - 10 (ex-L7 - 10)

Lürssen, Vegesack, Germany: LM7 - 10

1917 // ---: LM7 - 10

LM7 (1919), LM8 (1919), LM9 (1919)

None

1921: LM10



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

7

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

16.0

Breadth, m

2.40

Draught, m

0.68

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Maybach HS petrol engines

Power, h. p.

720

Max speed, kts

31.8

Fuel, tpetrol 1
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 7.9/79, 1 - 450 TT (bow, 1)

Complement7


Standard scale images


<i>nearly sister ship LM17</i> 1918
nearly sister ship LM17 1918


Project history

Originally called L-boats because of their airship (Lüfеschiff) engines, this type of German 7t MTB was later reclassified as LM boats to avoid confusions with the L-numbered Zeppelins. The Austrian Navy showed keen interest in obtaining German MTBs and an agreement of 20 August 1918 ordered that out of the 6 boats (LM3-6, LM11, LM12) which were to be sent to Pola via railway for employment by the German C-in-C of the Mediterranean U-boats, and LM7-10 were to be handed over to the Austro-Hungarian Navy (plans also included later transfer of LM3-6, 11 and 12). Also LM13 was to be sold to the Austrians after her completion; but none of these boats reached Pola before the end of the war.