Seeadler-class fast attack craft

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Class overview
Name: Seeadler class
Builders: Lurssen, Bremen-Vegesack
Operators:
Built: 1957-1960
In commission: 1958-76
Completed: 10
Retired: 10
General characteristics
Type: Torpedo boat (fast attack craft)
Displacement: 183.4 tonnes standard, 210 tonnes full load
Length: 42.6 m (139 ft 9 in)
Beam: 7.1 m (23 ft 4 in)
Draught: 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Propulsion:
  • 4 Maybach MD 871 diesel engines, 3000 PS each (replaced by MD 872 engines with 3600 PS in the late 1960s)
  • 4 propeller shafts, driving three-bladed propellers of 1.15 m diameter
  • Bunker: 30 t diesel, 1.12 t lubricants, 2 t fresh water
Speed:
  • 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) cruise
  • 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph) max (later around 43.5kts )
Range: 700 nautical miles (1,300 km; 810 mi) at 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Complement: 39 officers and enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Navigation radar, Surveillance radar
Armament:

The Type 141 Seeadler-class fast attack craft differs from Type 140 Jaguar-class fast attack craft only in the installation of other, later more powerful diesel engine.

The Seeadler class was replaced in service with the Bundesmarine by the Type 143 Albatros class.

List of boats[edit]

NATO
pennant
number
German
pennant
number
Name Callsign Shipbuilder Launched Com-
missioned
Decom-
missioned
Fate
P6068 S6 Seeadler DBWE Lürssen 1 February 1958 29 August 1958 30 July 1976 To Hellenic Navy as Esperos (decommissioned 21 December 2004)
P6069 S7 Albatros 27 January 1959 19 December 1975 To Hellenic Navy, for cannibalization
P6070 S8 Kondor 24 February 1959 25 July 1976 To Hellenic Navy as Lailaps
P6071 S9 Greif 3 March 1959 30 April 1976 To Hellenic Navy as Kyklos
P6072 S10 Falke 14 April 1959 26 August 1975 To Hellenic Navy as Kataigis
P6073 S11 Geier 3 June 1959 27 June 1975 To Hellenic Navy as Tyfon
P6074 S25 Bussard 21 March 1959 28 November 1975 To Hellenic Navy, for cannibalization
P6075 S26 Habicht 21 May 1959 24 August 1976 To Hellenic Navy as Kataurus
P6076 S27 Sperber 1 July 1959 27 December 1976 To Hellenic Navy, for cannibalization
P6077 S28 Kormoran 9 November 1959 26 November 1976 To Hellenic Navy as Scorpius

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