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S.51

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Grouping

IX Torpedo Boat Flotilla, II Scouting Group (V.28 leader). Part of the XVII Half Flotilla

Command

Builder's Yard

Shichau

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Courtesy Laboe Naval Archive.

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Sister ships

S.52

Eventual Fate

Scuttled Scapa Flow 21.06.1919, Salvaged July 1919 and scrapped 1922

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitänleutnant Werner Dette

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

83

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

3

Prisoners

3

Displacement full Load (tons)

802

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

261'

Length (mtrs)

Beam (ft)

27' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

Draught (ft)

11'

Draught (mtrs)

Max. Speed (knots)

34 - 36.5 kts

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

oil

Propulsion

Oil fired twin shaft rated at 24,000 - 25,000 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

Three 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

6

Torpedo Type MM

500 mm

No. Mines

24

Torpedo Notes

layout two twin tubes and two singles

References & sources

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