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?
|Range:||800 nm at 30 knots|
|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?
|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|
|Name||E-boat (German: S-boot)|
|Builders||Lürssen, Schlichting-Werft Galați shipyard and Constanța Shipyard, Romania (~20 boats re-assembled)|