Type 420 Thetis class Sub-chaser - U-Jagd boote in the New Era

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Type 420 Thetis class Sub-chaser - U-Jagd boote in the New Era

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Hello everyone. Today I would like to introduce Thetis-class, a slightly minor sub-chaser of the German Navy.

Background:

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The Thetis-class subchasers were the result of the German Navy’s effort to adhere to NATO guidelines in the 1950s. While the initial plan did not include anti-submarine boats, the German Navy deemed them necessary and decided to acquire five vessels that could serve as military auxiliary ships. The first designation for these boats was “Torpedofangboot, groß, Typ A” or torpedo catcher, large, type A. However, they were soon redesignated as “Flottendienstboote” or fleet service boats, and finally as U-Jagd-Boote in 1974.

In terms of size and speed, the Thetis-class subchasers were larger and more seaworthy than previous boats. They were designed to operate in the extended coastal and offshore areas of the North and Baltic Seas, and were equipped with fuel storage to increase their range and endurance. Their main armament for anti-submarine warfare was a hull-mounted sonar, torpedoes, anti-submarine rockets, and depth charges.

While the Thetis-class subchasers were primarily used for anti-submarine warfare, they also served other purposes. As torpedofangboote, they were used to retrieve practice torpedoes fired by other warships and submarines. They were also used for training and reconnaissance, as well as to provide support to other naval vessels.

Features:

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As mentioned above, Thetis is a very large ship, and at 69.8 meters in length, she is comparable to the M-class. Unlike the M-class, however, Thetis is equipped with powerful engines that allow her to travel at a speed of 43 km/h, which is not bad.As for armament, Thetis is equipped with 375mm anti-submarine rockets on her bow to destroy submarines. These can already be seen in the game, and are also installed on the Koln and other ships. Aft, the Thetis can be equipped with a 40mm L/70 guns, a torpedo launcher, and a Naval mines.

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Photo:

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and Rare videos from the 1970s(16:20~)

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Armament & Specifications:

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Displacement:
584.2 tons standard
743.7 tons fully loaded

Length: 69.8 m (229 ft)

Beam: 8.2 m (26 ft 10 in)

Draft: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)

Propulsion:
4 MAN V84V diesel engines (each 3000 hp)
2 x propeller shafts

Speed:
23 knots (43 km/h)

Range: 2750 nautical miles at 15 knots

Complement: 68

Sensors and processing systems:
Thomson-CSF TRS3001 Search Radar
Kelvin Hughes 14/9 Navigational Radar
Atlas Elektronik ELAC 1 BV hull-mounted sonar
Thomson-CSF DR 2000S ESM suite

Armament:
Primary armament:
2 × Bofors 40mm guns
Bofors 375mm anti submarine rockets
Torpedo tubes:
4 or 2 × 533mm torpedo tubes
Other weaponry:
Naval mines
Depth chargers

Thetis in the game:

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The Thetis class would be a very interesting option. Similar to the Poti class corvette (MPK Pr.204), the combination of rockets and Bofors guns has the potential to be a very powerful hard-hitter. While Thetis may not have the ability to hunt destroyers like Poti, with its two L/70 guns, it should have very high performance in dealing with bombers and boats.

Source:

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https://www.balearspotting.com/alemania/thetis-class-corvette-t420/

https://www.seaforces.org/marint/German-Navy/Patrol-Vessel/Type-420-Thetis-class.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thetis-class_gunboat

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/type-420.htm

http://www.knipsbilder.de/marine.anno12.html

https://www.navypedia.org/ships/germany/ger_es_thetis.htm

Thetis-Klasse (Klasse 420) – Wikipedia

Image Source:

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https://www.balearspotting.com/alemania/thetis-class-corvette-t420/

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1974_Najade_2.jpg

https://www.seaforces.org/marint/German-Navy/Patrol-Vessel/Type-420-Thetis-class.htm

https://www.navypedia.org/ships/germany/ger_es_thetis.htm

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to presenting additional materials, critiques, and other comments if you like!

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