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S-Boat Class 148 ("Tiger")

S-Boot Klasse 148 ("Tiger")

Technical Data

Shipyards CMN Cherbourg and Lürssen
Units built 20
from/to 1971 - 1975
Commissioned from/to 1972 - 2002
Displacement 265 t
Length 47 m
Beam 7 m
Draught 2,1 m
Propulsion 4 x MTU MD 872 D ( each 3600 HP)
Shafts/Propellers 4 - 4
Speed 36 kts
Complement  30 (4 Off, 3 Chiefs, 14 Pettis, 9 Ratings
Bewaffnung 4 x MM 38 Starters S/S-Misseile, 1 x 76 mm/L62 OTO Melara Gun, 1 x 40 mm/L70 Bofors Gun, Mines

S-Boat Class 148 S56-Dommel -Picture: Archives Förderverein

76 mm OTO Melara - Picture: Rudi Hansen

40 mm Bofors/L 70 MEL Mod 71 - Picture: Killi: Die Schnellboote der Bundesmarine

 

Startcontainer MM 38 EXOCET - Picture: Rudi Hansen

 

Startcontainer MM 38 EXOCET - Picture: Rudi Hansen

 

 

Specials

The boats were retrofitted 1982 to 1984 with a "Passiv-Aktiv-Lage-Informationssystem" (PALIS) and 1990 to 1992 with Radar- und Firecontrol Systems (Castor/TritonGolf) and 10 boats with an Electronic Warfare System OCTOPUS. At the same time an asbestos-sanitizing was carried out on 18 of the 20 boats.

Decommissioning of the first two boats startet in 1992, other boats followed, the last units were decommissioned in 2002. The OCTOPUS-System werde installed in the boats of Classes 143 and 143 A.

 The Class S-Boat 148 (Tiger) is in international context called "S 41-Class".