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S-Boats in the Kriegsmarine 1935 - 1945

S-Boats - Technical Data

"S 38" - "S 53"

"S 62" - "S 66"

 

Shipyards Lürssen
 Length 34,94 m
Bream 5,10 m
Draught 2,10 m
Displacement 92,5/115 ts
Propulsion  3 x Daimler-Benz MB 501 Diesel engines 1500/2000 HP 
Speed 39 kts
Complement 21
Armament
2 x Torpedo Tubes 53,3 cm
2 x 20 mm Machineguns
"S 39", "S 44" - "S 46": 1 x 40 mm Flak + 1 x 20 mm MK

       

"S 42" in the Black Sea - Picture from heritage of Kpt. z.S. K.F. Künzel

Boat of Class S 38 in camouflage-painting - Picture: Archives Förderverein

All boats of type "S 38" built later, i.e. "S 67" - "S 99", "S 101"- "S 131", "S 137" - "S 138", were fitted with a skull-cap bridge (Kalotte) and a MG amidships. Almost all older boats that had been built with a bridge-house were retrofitted later with a skull-cap bridge.

 

Shipyards Lürssen, Schlichting: "S 101" - "S 133"
 Length 34,94 m
Bream 5,10 m
Draught 2,10 m
Displacement 92,5/115 ts
Propulsion  3 x Daimler-Benz MB 501 Diesel engines 1500/2000 HP 
Speed 39 kts
Complement 21 - 30
Armament
2 x Torpedo Tubes 53,3 cm
2 x 20 mm Machineguns
1 x MG
"S 81" - "S 83", "S 98" - "S 99", "S 117": 1 x 40 mm Flak + 1 x 20 mm MG

    

All boats of type "S 38" built later, i.e. "S 67" - "S 99", "S 101"- "S 131", "S 137" - "S 138", were built with skull-cap bridge (Kalotte) and a MG amidships. Almost all boats built earlier were retrofitted with skull-cap bridge during the war.

 

Shipyards Lürssen, Schlichting: "S 101" - "S 133"
 Length 34,94 m
Bream 5,10 m
Draught 2,10 m
Displacement 92,5/115 ts
Propulsion  3 x Daimler-Benz MB 501 Diesel engines 1500/2000 HP 
Speed 39 kts
Complement 21 - 30
Armament
2 x Torpedo Tubes 53,3 cm
2 x 20 mm Machineguns
1 x MG
"S 81" - "S 83", "S 98" - "S 99", "S 117": 1 x 40 mm Flak + 1 x 20 mm MG

       

Special: On the standard type "S 38" three armament variants were retrofitted after fall 1943 corresponding to availability: 

astern

midships

bow

1 x 40 mm 1 x 20 mm twin mounted 1 x 20 mm
1 x 37 mm 1 x 20 mm twin mounted 1 x 20 mm
1 x 20 mm quad. mounted 1 x 20 mm twin mounted  1 x 20 mm

        

 

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