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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

ACHERON Colonial Service torpedo boats (1879)

Acheron 1879

Names

New South Wales, 1901- RAN:

Acheron, later- Jenner

Avernus

Builders

Atlas, Sydney, Australia: Acheron, Avernus

Completed

1879: Acheron, Avernus

Losses

none

Transfers

none

Discarded

1902: Jenner, Avernus

 

Displacement normal, t

16

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

23.8

Breadth, m

3.05

Draught, m

0.91

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

200

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 spar torpedo

Complement

9

Ship project history: This pair was the only TBs built not in Europe or America.

Modernizations: 1887, both: - spar torpedo; + 2 - 356 TC

Naval service: Acheron was subsequently transferred to New South Wales quarantine service and renamed Jenner.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-13