Hochseeflotte Ships
Coast Defence Ships
Armored Cruiser
Small Cruiser
Avisos/Old Cruiser
Torpedoboot 1885
Torpedoboot 1892
Torpedoboot 1897
Großes TB 1898
Großes TB 1906
Großes TB 1911
Großes TB 1913
Torpedoboot 1914
Torpedoboot 1915
Torpedoboot 1916
Großes TB 1916
Großes TB 1916Mob
Großes TB 1918Mob
Mine Layers
Gun Boats
Auxiliary Cruiser
Misc Ships
Ship Index

Großes Torpedoboot 1913

Largest class of torpedo boats build by the German Hochseeflotte  

   History   Ships   Technical Data   1:1250 Model 

Torpedoboot S32-S36 of the Großes Torpedoboot 1913 Class in 1914

This class of German torpedo boats was the largest class of ships of this type build by the German Hochseeflotte. Being the workhorse of the torpedo boat flotillas, they saw intensive action in the North and Baltic sea.

Compared to their predecessors, the  Großes Torpedoboot (Design 1911) on which the general design of these boats was based, the Grosses Torpedoboot 1913 was slightly enlarged, their main improvement was the addition of a  third 8,8 cm (later 10,5 cm) gun and the doubled number of torpedo tubes. Some boats were modified during the war to transport 1-2 float planes.

Because of their intensive use, many of the boats got lost during the war, either through enemy gunfire or mine hits. The surviving boats were interned at Scapa Flow and scuttled with the other ships of the Hochseeflotte. Most of them were raised and scrapped in the 1920s.