german German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945 S-38 (+1940)
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general
nationality german
purpose war
type MTB - motor torpedo boat - schnellboot (e-boat)
subtype/class S26/S100 class 1939-1940 schnellboot (ger.)
S26/S100 class 1939-1940 schnellboot (ger.) S-103 Schnellboot (+1945)
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1940
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 110  grt
dimensions 34.9 x 5.3 x 1.67 m
material aluminium and wood
engine 3 x 20 cyl Daimler-Benz MB501, each 2.000 hp, triple shaft, 3 screws
armament 2 x 533 mm torpedo tubes, 1 x 37 or 40 mm gun, 1 x (double) 20 mm gun, 1 x (single) 20 mm gun
power 7500  h.p.
speed 41  knots
about the loss
cause lost naval battle
date lost 20/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Lürssen Fr., Vegesack
engine by
Daimler-Benz - Daimler Motor Company Dmg, Stuttgart
owner
German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945
captain
complement 29~32
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depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1]  wlb-stuttgart.de
[2]  german-navy.de
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Lettens Jan07/09/2011The German schnellboot S-38 sank off Lowestoft, after a fight with British destroyers HMS GARTH and HMS CAMPBELL, 20.11.1940

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German Navy (Kriegsmarine) 1935-1945

Kriegsmarine is the name of the Navy of Germany during WWII, not to be confused with Imperial German Navy, which is the German Navy during WWI and before.
 
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 Daimler-Benz - Daimler Motor Company Dmg, Stuttgart
Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (Daimler Motor Company, DMG)
 
 
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