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v.46

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Grouping

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

Command

Hipper

Builder's Yard

A.G.Vulkan, Stettin

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

06.08.1915

Completed date

Commission date

10.12.1915

Year laid down

Year launched

1915

Year completed

Commission Year

1915

Pennant No

Photo Details

Courtesy Laboe Naval Archives

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Sunk at Jutland 31.05.1916

Jutland result

exchanged fire with the damaged HMS Shark and was brought to a full stop by a 4" shell. HMS Valiant fired and hit her with 6" fire. V.48 was sunk by fire from the 12th Destroyer flotilla. The sole survivor was Hans Robert Tietje who spent 14 hours in the water before being picked up by a Danish fishing boat.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Kapitänleutnant Friedrich Eckoldt

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

87

Officers

Ratings

Killed

90

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

924

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)

33.5 - 34.5

Range (miles)

1100 nm/20 knotsWIK

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

oil

Propulsion

2 shaft oil-fired geared 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

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

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

Layout two double and 2 single torpedo tubes

References & sources

John C Taylor German Warships of World War One. Tarant Jutland.The German Perspective. 83 officers and enlisted men (WIKI), Displacement 1,051 tons (WIKI)