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Italian torpedo boat Premuda
Torpedoboot V 116
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Name: V116
Ordered: 1916
Builder: AG Vulcan Stettin, Germany
Launched: 2 March 1918
Commissioned: 31 July 1918
Fate: Transferred to the Italian Navy after cessation of hostilities
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Name: Premuda
Acquired: 1 June 1920
Fate: Scrapped 1939
General characteristics
Class & type: S113-class torpedo boat
Displacement: 2,360 tonnes (2,320 long tons)
Length: 107.5 m (352 ft 8.28 in)
Beam: 10.4 m (34 ft 1.45 in)
Draft: 4.52 m (14 ft 9.95 in)
Propulsion:
  • 2 shafts
  • AEG-Vulcan geared turbines
Speed: 35.2 knots (65.2 km/h; 40.5 mph)
Range: 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 9 officers and 179 men
Armament:

Italian torpedo boat Premuda was a 1916 Type Large Torpedo Boat (Großes Torpedoboot) of the Imperial German Navy during World War I.Built as SMS V116 she was the fourth ship of her class to be laid down, but the first ship of her class to be launched.

DesignEdit

The 1916 Type Large Torpedo Boat marked a significant departure from previous Imperial German torpedo boat design. The German admiralty found their torpedo boats were too lightly armed to compete with British torpedo boats, so the 1916 Type was scaled up to such an extent it would have been considered a destroyer in any other Navy. The German Navy nevertheless retained the "torpedo boat" classification.

ServiceEdit

Built by Vulcan Stettin, Germany, she was commissioned in May 1918. The "V" in V116 refers to the shipyard at which she was constructed.

V116 never saw service during World War I as she was commissioned near the end of hostilities. She was transferred to the Italian Navy on 1 June 1920 and renamed Premuda. Premuda served in the Italian Navy until 1939 when she was scrapped at La Spezia.

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