Yugoslav torpedo boat T1

T1 was a 250t-class torpedo boat of the Austro-Hungarian Navy built in 1914. She saw active service during World War I, performing convoy, escort and minesweeping tasks, anti-submarine operations and shore bombardment missions. She was captured by the Italians during the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941. After a refits she was used as a minesweeper until the end of the Second World War. She has been named after the town of Tula, in the Republic of Croatia, where she was based during the early 20th century.

About Yugoslav torpedo boat T1 in brief

Summary Yugoslav torpedo boat T1T1 was a 250t-class torpedo boat of the Austro-Hungarian Navy built in 1914. She saw active service during World War I, performing convoy, escort and minesweeping tasks, anti-submarine operations and shore bombardment missions. She was captured by the Italians during the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941. After her main armament was modernised, she served with the Royal Italian Navy under her Yugoslav designation. Following the Italian capitulation in September 1943, she was returned to the Royal Yugoslav Navy-in-exile. After a refit which included replacement of her armament, she serving as Golešnica until 1959. T1 was commissioned by the Yugoslav Navy after World War II, and after a refits she was used as a minesweeper until the end of the Second World War. She is now a museum ship, and was part of the 1st Torpedo Group of the 3rd Torpedos Division of the Royal Croatian Navy.

She has been named after the town of Tula, in the Republic of Croatia, where she was based during the early 20th century. The T-group had one funnel rather than the two funnels of the later groups of the class. The boats were powered by two Parsons steam turbines driving two propellers, using steam generated by two Yarrow water-tube boilers, one of which burned fuel oil and the other coal. They carried 18 tonnes of coal and 24 tonnes of fuel oil, which gave them a range of 980 nautical miles at 16 knots. The boats had a waterline length of 58. 2 m, a beam of 5. 7 m and a normal draught of 1. 5 m. While their designed displacement was 262 tonnes, they displaced about 320 tonnes fully loaded. They were originally armed with three Škoda 66 mm L30mm guns and three torpedo tubes, but this was changed to two and four torpedo tubes before the first boat was completed with the following F-group.