Yugoslav torpedo boat T5

The Yugoslav torpedo boat T5 was a sea-going torpedo boat operated by the Royal Yugoslav Navy between 1921 and 1941. Originally 87 F, a 250t-class torpedo boat of the Austro-Hungarian Navy built in 1914–1915, she was armed with two 66 mm guns and four 450 mm torpedo tubes. She saw active service during World War I, performing convoy, patrol, escort and minesweeping tasks, anti-submarine operations and shore bombardment missions. The ship was captured by the Italians during the German-led Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941. She was transferred to the new Yugoslav Navy and served as Cer until she was broken up in 1962.

About Yugoslav torpedo boat T5 in brief

Summary Yugoslav torpedo boat T5The Yugoslav torpedo boat T5 was a sea-going torpedo boat operated by the Royal Yugoslav Navy between 1921 and 1941. Originally 87 F, a 250t-class torpedo boat of the Austro-Hungarian Navy built in 1914–1915, she was armed with two 66 mm guns and four 450 mm torpedo tubes. She saw active service during World War I, performing convoy, patrol, escort and minesweeping tasks, anti-submarine operations and shore bombardment missions. The ship 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, conducting coastal and second-line escort duties in the Adriatic Sea. She was transferred to the new Yugoslav Navy and served as Cer until she was broken up in 1962. The boats were powered by two AEG-Curtiss steam turbines driving two propellers, using steam generated by two Yarrow water-tube boilers. They carried 20 tonnes of coal and 34 tonnes of fuel oil, which gave them a range of 1,200 nautical miles at 16 knots.

The F-group had two funnels rather than the single funnel of the T-group. While their designed displacement was 266 tonnes, they displaced about 330 tonnes fully loaded. The crew consisted of 38–41 officers and enlisted men, and consisted of a crew of 38 officers and enlisted men. They were the first small small boats to use turbines, and this contributed to ongoing problems with high seas operations. They could also carry 10–12 naval mines. 87F and two other 250t class boats were involved in a shore bombardment operation against armoured vehicles led by the Ortona Chieta Vieta San Vito. On 3 February 1916, 87F was laid down on March 1914, launched on 20 March 1915 and completed on 25 October of that year. On 25 October that year, 87 F was used for convoy, escort, minesweeper and anti- Submarine operations, and shore bombardment missions.