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T8

CountryGermany
Ship Class1935-class Motor Torpedo Boat
BuilderDeutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG
Yard Number937
Ordered15 Jan 1936
Laid Down20 Aug 1937
Launched10 Aug 1938
Commissioned8 Oct 1939
Sunk3 May 1945

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T8 Operational Timeline

7 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
8 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
14 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
15 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
31 Aug 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
2 Sep 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
6 Sep 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 began escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
7 Sep 1940 Jaguar, Kondor, Falke, T2, T7, and T8 completed escorting minelayers in the southwestern North Sea.
6 Nov 1940 German 1st and 2nd Torpedo Boat Flotillas (torpedo boats T1, T4, T6, T7, T8, T9, and T10) departed Trondheim, Norway to intercept an Allied convoy sailing toward Kinnaird Head, Scotland, United Kingdom.
7 Nov 1940 German 1st and 2nd Torpedo Boat Flotillas (torpedo boats T1, T4, T6, T7, T8, T9, and T10), while sailing to intercept an Allied convoy sailing toward Kinnaird Head, Scotland, United Kingdom, entered a British minefield 40 miles north of the convoy. T6 struck a mine shortly after midnight at the beginning of this day and sank; the survivors were picked up by T7 and T8. The operation was canceled and the two flotillas returned to base.
19 Jun 1944 German torpedo boats T8, T10, T30, and T31, carrying Finnish forces, sailed towards Narvi (Nerva) Island in the Gulf of Finland. En route, they engaged a Soviet force consisted of four gunboats, 10 submarine chasers, and 14 torpedo boats. The Germans opened fire first, damaging gunboat MBK-503, gunboat MBK-505, and submarine chaser MO-106. The Soviet torpedo boats counter attacked without success, and TK-53, TK-63, and TK-153 sustained damage. Yet another attack by Soviet torpedo boats failed, with TK-101 and TK-103 sustaining damage. A third attack by Soviet torpedo boats TK-37 and TK-60 successfully hit and sank German torpedo boat T31; 76 were killed, 6 survivors were picked up by the Soviet ships, and 23 survivors were picked up by Finnish ships. The German force turned back and abandoned to operation at Narvi after midnight on the next date. German torpedo boat T30 also sustained damage in this engagement.




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