T7 was a sea-going torpedo boat operated by the Royal Yugoslav Navy
between 1921 and 1941. Originally 96 F, a 250t-class torpedo boat
commissioned on 23 November 1916 by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, she
performed escort, minesweeping, anti-submarine and shore bombardment
operations during World War I. Following Austria-Hungary's defeat in
1918, she was allocated to Yugoslavia and renamed T7. She was captured
by the Italians during the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941 and
used for coastal and second-line tasks, after her main armament was
modernised. Following the Italian capitulation in September 1943, she
was captured by Germany and handed over to the Navy of the Independent
State of Croatia, continuing to serve as T7. Her crew came under the
influence of the Yugoslav Partisans, and were preparing to mutiny when
the Germans intervened. She ran aground during a battle with British
motor torpedo boats in June 1944 and was then destroyed.
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