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S-Boates in the Volksmarine 1956 - 1990

Torpedo-S-Boat "Lachs" (Projekt 16)

With order of September 1952 teh development of a Torpedo-S-Boat Project 16 ("Lachs") was initiated. Planned were two 25mm double-carriage 2-M-3 and four torpedo-tubes 53,3, cm. The technical project was finished in February 1957. But since at this time the purchase of Soviet Torpedo-S-Boats Project 183 had been decided on the Strike-Force ('Stoßkräfte') of the Volkspolizei See received in October 1957 initially nine of these boats instead of the own-developed  "Lachs". 

Project 16 "Lachs" - Picture from Mehl: Die andere deutsche Marine