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S.23

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Grouping

VII Torpedo Boat Flotilla (S.24 leader), XIV Half Flotilla or the IV Scouting Group

Command

Hipper

Builder's Yard

Schichau, Danzig

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Re fitted 1921 Wilhelmshaven D.Y., relettered T23, then 17.04.1939 T123 KOMET. Became a wireless control ship for the target ship Hessen.

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

29.03.1913

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

1913

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

No photo available

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Sister ships

S,13 - S.24

Eventual Fate

Sent in 1945 to Russia

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitänleutnant Arthur von Killinger

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

568

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

234' 6"

Length (mtrs)

Beam (ft)

24' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

Draught (ft)

10'

Draught (mtrs)

Max. Speed (knots)

32 - 34

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

oil / coal fired

Propulsion

2 shaft turbines producing 15,000 - 16,000 shp.

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Two 3.4" single mounts (88 mm).

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

20"

No. tubes

4

Torpedo Type MM

500 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

Layout four single tubes

References & sources

John C Taylor German Warships of World War One. Tarant Jutland.The German Perspective