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TM-4 Class, Dutch Motor Torpedo Boats


Photograph of TM-4 class motor torpedo boat

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Specifications:


Tonnage 18 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 63' by 14'1" by 4'7"
19.20m by 4.29m by 1.40m
Maximum speed       36 knots
Complement 6
Armament 2 17.7" torpedoes
2 0.30 machine guns
Machinery
3-shaft Lorraine Dietrich gasoline (1350 hp)
Range 450 nautical miles (830 km) at 20 knots


The TM-4s were completed in 1940-1942 at Surabaya. Their chief liability was their limited range, and the only important action they saw was at Bandung Strait, where they accomplished nothing. Most were scuttled at Surabaya in March 1942, but raised and repaired by the Japanese.

   

Units in the Pacific:

TM-4

Surabaya     

Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy.
Sunk by aircraft 1945-8-1 at Nagasaki
TM-5

Surabaya

Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy 1943-5-6.
Sunk by aircraft 1943-8-2 off New Guinea

TM-6

Surabaya

Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy.

TM-7

Surabaya

Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy 1943-5-6.
Crippled by aircraft 1943-8-2 off New Guinea

TM-8

Surabaya

Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-8 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy.

TM-9

Surabaya

Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-8 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy.
TM-10 Surabaya Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy.
TM-11 Surabaya Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-8 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy.
TM-12 Surabaya Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy.
TM-13       Surabaya Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy 1943-10-9. Later sunk.
TM-14 1942-1 (Surabaya)     
Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy 1943-10-9. Later sunk.
TM-15 1942-1 (Surabaya)    
Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy 1943-5-6. Later sunk.
TM-16
Incomplete (Surabaya)     Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy 1943-5-6. Sunk 1943-7-26 by accident at Rabaul.
TM-17 Incomplete (Surabaya)   
Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy 1943-5-6. Sunk at Rabaul.
TM-18 Incomplete (Surabaya)    Scuttled at Surabaya 1942-3-2 but recommissioned by Japanese Navy 1943-5-6. Sunk 1944 at Rabaul.
TM-19 Incomplete (Surabaya)  
Completed by Japanese Navy 1943-10-13
TM-20 Incomplete (Surabaya)   Completed by Japanese Navy 1944-11-15
TM-21 Incomplete (Surabaya)   Completed by Japanese Navy 1944-11-15


References

Worth (2001)

Royal Netherlands Navy Warships of World War II (accessed 2008-6-11)



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