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S-Boats in the People's Navy (Volksmarine) 1956 - 1990

Light-Torpedo-S-Boat "Iltis" (Projekt 63.300)

Drawing from Mehl/Schäfer: Die andere deutsche Marine

 

Technical Data

Shipyards VEB Peenewerft, Wolgast
Unit built 30
From/to 1961 - 1964
In Commission 1963 - 1977
Displacement 16,8 t
Length 14,8 m
Beam 3,4 m
Draught 1,05 m
Propulsion 2 x M 50 F-3 each 1200 PS
Shafts/Propellers 2 - 2
Speed 50 kts
Complement 3
Armament 2 - Torpedo Tube 53,3 cm

 

Boat of Type "Iltis" at Full Speed (Picture: Dieter Flohr)

Boat of Type "Iltis" firing Torpedo (Picture: Institut für Schiffbau, Wolgast)

Specials:

The torpedoes were fired aft with fore-end ahead. Boats had to turn away hard to avoid hit by own torpedo.

Serial No. 63.325 (Boat 976) is at Marinemuseum Stralsund/Dänholm

Boat 986 at Marinemuseum Dänholm (Picture: Michael Thiel)

Whereabouts of the boats of Projekt 63.3

Boat-Nr. Name Commissioned Decommissioned Hull-Number Whereabouts
63.31 - 30.08.63 31.03.66 915 Traditionboat at  Wolgast
63.32 - 15.10.63 05.11.69 973 Broken up
63.33 - 07.09.63 05.11.69 976 Broken up
63.34 - 03.05.64 05.11.69 975 Broken up
63.35 - 30.08.63 20.02.68 V-01 Broken up
63.36 - 30.08.63 20.05.72 963 Broken up
63.301 - 25.07.64 01.12.73 954 Broken up
63.302   25.07.64 09.04.73 980 Broken up
63.303 - 25.07.64 09.12.74 981 Broken up
63.304 - 05.09.64 31.03.77 984 Broken up
63.305 - 05.09.64 02.10.76 983 Broken up
63.306 - 05.10.64 28.08.75 984 Broken up
63.307 - 28.09.64 31.03.77 987 Broken up
63.308 - 20.11.64 10.05.76 995 Broken up
63.309 - 11.12.64 01.12.73 996 Broken up
63.310 - 11.12.64 06.12.73 996 Broken up
63.311 - 22.12.64 23.03.76 997 Broken up
63.312 - 22.12.64 17.03.76 989 Broken up
63.313 - 22.01.65 16.01.76 950 Traditionboat at Dranske
63.314 - 05.06.65 14.07.73 986 Navymuseum Dänholm
63.215 - 05.06.65 09.12.76 951 Broken up
63.316 - 05.06.65 14.07.73 986 Broken up
63.317 - 05.06.65 14.03.73 989 Broken up
63.318 - 05.06.65 09.11.76 988 Broken up
63.319 - 05.07.65 05.01.77 981 Broken up
62.320 - 05.07.65 29.08.75 987 Broken up
63.321 - 01.10.65 09.12.74 957 Broken up
63.322 - 01.10.65 23.09.75 971 Broken up
63.323 - 01.10.65 20.08.76 972 Broken up
63.324 - 01.10.65 18.06.76 973 Broken up
63.325 - 01.10.65 28.09.76 974 Broken up
63.326 - 01.12.65 04.06.76 975 Broken up
63.327 - 01.12.65 ? 976 Broken up
63.328 - 01.12.65 23.12.75 977 Broken up
63.329 - 08.01.66 31.03.77 978 Broken up
63.330 - 08.01.66 06.12.75 979 Broken up