Yugoslavian MTBs

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Yugoslavian MTBs

Postby Brian Holmes » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:48 pm

Now is the time for me to ask a question.
Two Yugoslavian MTBs managed to escape after the German invasion and subsequently operated with the Mediterranean Fleet.
On 22nd April 1941, Yugoslav torpedo boats Kajmakcalan and Durmitor arrived at Suda Bay after escaping from Yugoslavia, via Navarino Bay.
On 2nd July 1941, Yugoslavian motor torpedo boats Kajmakcalan and Durmitor departed Alexandria for Haifa to operate under the orders of CS 15
On 22nd July 1941, Yugoslavian torpedo boats Durmitor and Kajmaklan departed Haifa to return to Alexandria
On 16th August 1941, Yugoslav torpedo boats Durmitor and Kajmakalan departed Alexandria for Mersa Matruh to operate off Bardia
On 25th August 1941, Yugoslav torpedo boats Durmitor and Kajmakcalan, completely out of service after two operations off Bardia, were ordered to depart Mersa Matruh and return to Alexandria.
The boats arrived on the 26th
In January 1942, MTBs Durmitor, Kajmakaian were at Aexandria in Egypt with Yugoslavian crews.
On 2nd April 1942, Yugoslav MTBs Durmitor and Kaymakalan (two alternative spellings) sailed from Alexandria to Port Said for slipping and fitting out as MASBs

Both boats survived the war and went on to serve in the post war Yugoslavian Navy.
They were in fact German S boats of the original type built by Lurssen.
Can anyone shed more light on them?

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Re: Yugoslavian MTBs

Postby cdsc123 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:40 pm

from navyworld.narod.ru

Torpedo boats type "Fr. Lürssen"


1. "Durmitor" ( "Durmitor" ) (from December 25, 1945 5 PM ( TČ 5 ) on-board number 5 , with the May 18, 1949 PM 191 ( TČ 191 ) side number 191 , 1952 391 PM ( TČ 391 ) side number 391 )
Yugoslav motor torpedo boat (motor torpiљarka, Motorna torpiljarka) MT 8 "Durmitor" ( MT 8 "Durmitor" ) board. Number 8 laid shipyard "Fr. Lürssen Jacht-und Bootswerft mbH"
Bremen-Vegesack in 1936, launched in 1937, entered the Navy in Yugoslavia in 1938, April 19, 1941 moved to Kefalonia to Crete, April 27, 1941 moved to Alexandria in 1941 was subordinate
British command, in 1943 transferred to the Navy Yugoslavia abroad at the end of August 1945 transferred to the Navy Yugoslavia and September 1, 1945 introduced in the Navy Yugoslavia expelled in 1962 and dismantled.
Durmitor



2. "Kaјmakchalan" ( "Kajmakčalan" ) (from December 25, 1945 6 PM ( TČ 6 ) on-board number 6 , with the May 18, 1949 PM 192 ( TČ 192 ) side number 192 , 1952 392 PM ( TČ 392 ) side number 392 )
Yugoslav motor torpedo boat (motor torpiљarka, Motorna torpiljarka) MT 7 "Kaјmakchalan" ( MT 7 "Kajmakčalan" ) board. Number 7 laid shipyard "Fr. Lürssen Jacht-und Bootswerft mbH"
Bremen-Vegesack in 1936, launched in 1937, entered the Navy in Yugoslavia in 1938, April 19, 1941 moved to Kefalonia to Crete, April 27, 1941 moved to Alexandria in 1941 was subordinate
British command, in 1943 transferred to the Navy Yugoslavia abroad at the end of August 1945 transferred to the Navy Yugoslavia and September 1, 1945 introduced in the Navy Yugoslavia expelled in 1962 and dismantled.


Displacement: standard 48/59 tons total,
27.98 x 4.27 x 1.37 m
Full speed: 33.8 kt,

Powerplant: 3h1100 hp gasoline. Daimler Benz, 1h102 hp

Armament: 1x1 40 mm, 20 mm 1x1, 2x1 SLT 550 mm, 2 dc
Attachments
Durmitor1.jpg


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