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S-Boats in the Kriegsmarine 1935 - 1945

S-Boats - Technical Data

"S 501" - "S 507"

later: "S 501" - "S 513"

 

Boats  of the type "MAS 500" bought from the Italian navy in the Black Sea respectively taken as war loot in the Mediterranean after the Italian surrender. 

Drawing from H. Fock: Schnellboote Band 1 (SK 68)

Shipyards
Baglietto: MAS 566 - 570
Picchiotti: MAS 571 - 573
Celli: MAS 574 - 576
 Length 18,70 m
Bream 4,70 m
Draught 1,50 m
Displacement 29,4 ts
Propulsion
2 x Isotta-Fraschini Gasoline Engines 1.150 HP each
2 x 70 HP March Engines 
Speed 44 kts
Complement 10
Armament
2 x Torpedo Tubes 45 cm
1 x 20 mm Machinegun

The boats were gliders and therefore they were bumping heavily at sea state. The had the designation "MAS 566" through "MAS 570", "MAS 574" and "MAS 575".

In the Mediterranean numerous Italian S-boats fell into the hands of the Kriegsmarine after the Italian capitulation on 09.09.1943. Most of them were cannibalized as spare part stocks, however, 19 of the modern boats were forming the 24. SFltl in the Adriatic Sea.

MAS 500 in the Mediterranean 1938 - Picture: Regia Marina

MAS 563 - Picture: Regia Marina

 

 

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