Ship Class1944-class Motor Torpedo Boat
Planned BuilderF. Schichau Danzig
Planned Yard Number1721
Ordered28 Mar 1944
Displacement1,441 tons standard; 1,823 tons full
Length338 feet
Beam33 feet
Draft12 feet
MachineryFour water-tube boilers, two geared steam turbines, two shafts
Power Output52,000 shaft horsepower
Speed37 knots
Range4,500nm at 19 knots
Armament2x2x10.5cm dual purpose guns, 5x2x3.7cm anti-aircraft guns, 2x3x533mm torpedo tubes, 30x mines


This article refers to a planned ship that was not actually built.

ww2dbaseThe order for the construction of torpedo boat T53 was issued to F. Schichau Danzig in 1944, but material delays and then the advancing Soviet troops led to her never having been laid down. In fact, none of her eight sister ships were laid down, either.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Dec 2023

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