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S.53

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

S.53 class

Grouping

III Torpedo Boat Flotilla, S.53 leader, IV Scouting Group

Command

Hipper

Builder's Yard

Schichau, Elbing

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

No photo available

Related stories

Sister ships

S.53 - S.66

Eventual Fate

Scutled at Scapa Flow 21.06.1919, Salvaged 13.08.1924. Scrapped at Scapa 1927

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitänleutnant Friedrich Götting

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

272' 6"

Length (mtrs)

Beam (ft)

27' 6"

Beam (mtrs)

Draught (ft)

11' 6"

Draught (mtrs)

Max. Speed (knots)

35 - 36

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

oil

Propulsion

2 shaft geared oild fired turbines rating 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

1916 re-armed with three 4.1" single mounted guns (105 mm)

Torpedo Type IN

20"

No. tubes

6

Torpedo Type MM

500 mm

No. Mines

24

Torpedo Notes

Two twin tube launchers, two single tube launchers

References & sources

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