KM T-01 (TB-1928)


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Built to the standard 1000 ton limit these ships were classed as Torpedo Boats by the Germans and were of that type where the torpedo armament certainly outstripped the gun armament. The design was not liked in service because of the lack of guns compared to the foreign ships of the same time period. But that was what could be done with the tonnage and the parameters given for the design. Despite the lack of acceptance by their own navy the design had a very good overseas market with Argentina and other minor powers buying the export version.

The ships were a simple design with a 4.1" gun fore and aft (the original low angle weapons being replaced with a dual purpose version during the mid-1930's) and two sets of quadruple torpedo tubes in the center citadel. The ships could be fitted for minelaying. Like all early destroyer types the AA armament was increased over time with more guns being added with space being made for them.


Displacement 1,100 tons std, 1,350 tons full load
Length 294 ft
Breadth 32 ft
Draught 13 ft
Machinery 2 shaft Steam Turbines 32,000shp
Speed 35 knots
Range 3400 miles at 15 knots
Armour nil
Armament 2 x 4.1" (2x1)

2 x 37mm (2x1)

4 x 20mm (4x1)

Mines 30 when fitted
Torpedoes 8 x 21" (2x4)
Complement 110
Notes KM T-01


Late model type with set of torpedoes removed for extra AA guns.


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