SMS V26 of the V25 class


After the disappointing performance of the GTB 1911 pattern, the design was again modified. The boats were enlarged, a third artillery mount was added, and the number of torpedo mounts was raised to six, two of them bow tubes able to fire straight ahead. The boats performed quite well at the front, and the following batches were based on this model. The boats were built at the Vulcan shipyard in Stettin and the Schichau shipyards in Elbing. From this class on, every type of German destroyer also carries a set of 24 mines.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 468

Basic damage control capacity: 126%


Displacement: 812 tons

Length: 78 m

Width: 8 m

Draught: 2 m

Standard crew: 83


Maximum speed (undamaged): 33 knots

Endurance: 2001 km

Coal capacity: 225 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 0

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 0

Deck armour: 0

Best armour type: None


3 x 8,8cm Tbts K L/45, centrally controlled. Ammo: 300 rounds

6 x 50cm G7 Torpedoes, centrally controlled. Ammo: 6 torpedoes

24 mines

Ships in class

  • V25 (†, lost to mine hit in February 1915)
  • V26
  • V27
  • V28
  • V29
  • V30
  • S31 (†, lost to mine hit in the Baltic in August 1915)
  • S32
  • S33
  • S34
  • S35
  • S36