T3 was a sea-going torpedo boat operated by the Royal Yugoslav Navy
between 1921 and 1941. Originally 78 T, a 250t-class torpedo boat
commissioned on 23 August 1914 by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, she saw
active service during World War I, performing convoy, escort and
minesweeping tasks, anti-submarine operations and shore bombardment
missions. Following Austria-Hungary's defeat in 1918, she was allocated
to Yugoslavia and renamed T3. She was captured by the Italians during
the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941. After her main armament
was modernised, she served with the Royal Italian Navy as T3, although
she was only used for coastal and second-line tasks. Following the
Italian capitulation in September 1943, she was captured by Germany, and
after being fitted with additional anti-aircraft guns, she served with
the German Navy and the Navy of the Independent State of Croatia as
TA48. In German and Croatian service her crew of 52 consisted entirely
of Croatian officers and enlisted men. She was sunk by Allied aircraft
in February 1945 while in the port of Trieste, where she had been built.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslav_torpedo_boat_T3>
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