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Torpedo Boats of the Kriegsmarine - Elbing Class Torpedo Boat, Torpedoboot Ausland, German Torpedo Boat Ta32 (Paperback) Loot Price: R275
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Torpedo Boats of the Kriegsmarine - Elbing Class Torpedo Boat, Torpedoboot Ausland, German Torpedo Boat Ta32 (Paperback): Books...
Torpedo Boats of the Kriegsmarine - Elbing Class Torpedo Boat, Torpedoboot Ausland, German Torpedo Boat Ta32 (Paperback): Books...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Elbing class torpedo boats (or Flottentorpedoboot 1939) were a class of fifteen small warships that served in the Kriegsmarine in World War II. Although classed as Flottentorpedoboot ("Fleet torpedo boat") by the Germans, in most respects - displacement, weaponry, usage - they were comparable to contemporary British medium-size destroyers. The most notable difference was in the armament of the Elbings being fewer in number and of a slightly smaller calibre - 105 mm compared to the 4.7 inch (120 mm) of contemporary British destroyers such as the L and M class. Service was either in western France from late 1942 until August 1944 or in the Baltic Sea from March 1944 until the end of the war. The design and weapons mix resulted from experience of earlier, more specialised classes such as the Torpedo boat type 35. The Elbings were a radical change to an all-purpose vessel capable of torpedo attacks, anti-aircraft defence and escort duties. These ships adopted unit machinery with two separate engine rooms and two boiler rooms. Their machinery was however relatively unreliable. They were effective fighting vessels, a notable success being the sinking of the British cruiser HMS Charybdis and the destroyer escort Limbourne by torpedoes, off Brittany in late 1943 and HMCS Athabaskan in 1944. The 4th TorpedoBoat Flotilla (T22, T23, T25, T25 and T26) had been protecting an important blockade runner though despite their success it ran aground and was lost. Three ships (T22, T30, T32) were accidentally lost on 18 August 1943 on a German minefield in the Gulf of Finland. Construction of the class took place in the Schichau shipyard in Elbing (now Elblg), hence the Allied codename for the class. The first examples were commissioned in ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=7487858

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-24878-0
Barcode: 9781158248780
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LSN: 1-158-24878-4

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