What does the E stand for in e-boat?

What does the E stand for in e-boat?

E-boats was the designation for fast attack craft of the Kriegsmarine during World War II. It is commonly held that the British used the term E for Enemy. The S-boat was a very fast vessel, able to cruise at 40 or 50 knots, and its wooden hull meant it could cross magnetic minefields unharmed.

How fast was a German S-boat?

43.8 knots

Speed: 43.8 knots
Range: 800 nm at 30 knots
Complement: 24–30
Armament: 2 × 533 mm torpedo tubes (4 torpedoes) 1 × twin 20 mm C/30 cannon, 1 × single 20 mm cannon 1 × 37 mm Flak 42 cannon

Are there any S boats left?

11 S-boats were decommissioned in 1944 and 1945 prior to the surrender of Japan. They were mostly expended as targets. The wrecksite of the target boat USS S-35 was located off Oahu by the Lost 52 Project in 2017, not far from the S-28.

What is a German S boat?

S-boat may refer to: Schnellboot, German torpedo boat. United States S-class submarine. British S-class submarine (1914), a Royal Navy class of submarines that served during World War I.

How fast was an e boat?


Class overview
Installed power 3,960 brake horsepower (2,950 kW)
Propulsion 3 × Daimler Benz MB 501 marine diesel engines
Speed 43.8 knots (81.1 km/h; 50.4 mph)
Range 800 nmi (1,500 km; 920 mi) at 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)

What was a German S boat?


An E-boat flying the white flag, after surrender at the coastal forces base HMS Beehive, Felixstowe, May 1945
Class overview
Name E-boat (German: S-boot)
Builders Lürssen, Schlichting-Werft Galați shipyard and Constanța Shipyard, Romania (~20 boats re-assembled)