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T-35 (DD-935)

Displacement 1755 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 336' 3" (oa) x 32' 10" x 10' 7" (Max)
Armament 4 105 mm, 4 37 mm, 9 20 mm,
6 21.0 in tt, 50 mines.
Machinery, 2 Wagner geared turbines driving 2 shafts, 32,560 shp
Speed, 32.5 Knots, Range 2400 NM @ 19 Knots, Crew 205.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Schichau shipyards in Elbing in 1942.
Launched December 11 1943.
Commissioned October 7 1944.
Acquired by United States in 1945.
Transferred to France in 1947 as spares.
Fate Scrapped October 3 1952.

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T-35 169kView of T-35 under US flag in 1945. 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 the in the armament with the Elbings being fewer in number and of a slightly smaller calibre - 105 mm compared to the 4.5 inch (114 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. Construction of the class took place in the Schichau shipyards in Elbing (now Elblag), hence the Allied codename for the class. The first examples were commissioned in late 1942 and the last in late 1944. Photo from Die deutschen Flottentorpedoboote von 1942 bis 1945. -
T-35 54kUSS T-35 (DD-935), formerly the German torpedo boat T-35, underway off Boston on 14 September 1945.Robert Hurst

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR J. C. Gillespie Wilson    ? 1945 - ?

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