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Seeadler

Torpedo Boat




Seeadler Torpedo boat

Service Data

In Service: 1 May 1927 to 13 May 1942

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Reichsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven
Construction No: 103
Laid down: 5 October 1925
Launched: 15 July 1926
Commissioned: 1 May 1927

Technical Data

Type: Torpedo boat
Class: Raptor

Displacement: 924 tons standard 1,290 tons full load
Length: 88.5 m
Beam: 8.3 m
Draft: 3.65 m
Propulsion: 2 × shaft geared steam turbines, 3 × boilers producing up to 24,829 shp
Propellers: 2
Speed: 33.6 knots
Range: 3,600 nautical miles at 17 knots
Crew: 129 men and officers
Armament:
3 × 10.5 cm L/45 Tbts C/32
carried 300 rounds
4 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 8000 rounds
2 × 2 cm Flak L/65 C/39 before 1941
4 × 2 cm Flak L/65 C/39 after 1941
carried 8000 rounds
6 × 50 cm torpedo tubes before 1931
6 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes after 1931
30 mines
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History



Career

1 May 1927
The torpedo boat Seeadler is commissioned.

23 to 24 January 1941
The torpedo boat Seeadler escorts the minelayers, Roland, Kaiser and Corba, while they carry out mine laying operations against the British South East Coast. Along with Iltis, and the destroyer Richard Beitzen.

28 to 30 January 1941
The torpedo boat Seeadler is transferred to Brest along with Kondor, Iltis, and the destroyer Richard Beitzen.

1 to 2 February 1941
The torpedo boat Seeadler escorts heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper while leaving Brest. Along with the Kondor, and the destroyer Richard Beitzen.

13 to 14 February 1941
The torpedo boat Seeadler escorts heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper while returning to Brest. Along with the Kondor, and the destroyer Richard Beitzen.

14 to 17 August 1941
The torpedo boat Seeadler escorts the destroyer Richard Beitzen. Along with Iltis.

13 May 1942
The torpedo boat Seeadler is sunk by British MTBs 85 crew lost. Position 50° 48N 01° 32E.

Commanders

Sorry No Image AvailablePirmann
Takes command on May 1947
Ends command on June 1928


Sorry No Image AvailableKiderlen
Takes command on July 1928
Ends command on October 1928


Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken
Takes command on October 1928
Ends command on November 1928


Sorry No Image Available Willy Wagner
Takes command on April 1929
Ends command on August 1929


Sorry No Image AvailableWalter Berger
Takes command on August 1929
Ends command on October 1929


Karl von Puttkamer
Takes command on October 1930
Ends command on October 1931


Sorry No Image AvailableGumprich
Takes command on October 1931
Ends command on September 1932


Sorry No Image AvailableAlfred Schulze-Hinrichs
Takes command on September 1932
Ends command on July 1933


Sorry No Image AvailableFriedrich Kothe
Takes command on October 1934
Ends command on September 1935


Sorry No Image AvailableGeorg Langheld
Takes command on September 1935
Ends command on September 1936


Sorry No Image AvailableOtto Teichmann
Takes command on September 1936
Ends command on May 1937


Sorry No Image AvailableGeorg Langheld
Takes command on May 1937
Ends command on October 1937


Sorry No Image AvailableGünther Wachsmuth
Takes command on October 1937
Ends command on December 1937


Sorry No Image AvailableWalter Riede
Takes command on June 1938
Ends command on October 1938


Sorry No Image AvailableWerner Hartenstein
Takes command on November 1938
Ends command on October 1939


Sorry No Image AvailableFranz Kohlauf
Takes command on November 1939
Ends command on January 1942


Sorry No Image AvailableHolzapfel
Takes command on January 1942
Ends command on February 1942


Sorry No Image AvailableStecker
Takes command on March 1942
Ends command on May 1942


Gallery

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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