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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

BALUCHI torpedo boats (1888)

Baluchi 1888

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB1 Baluchi, 1901- TB100 (RIM, 1892- RN)     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1887 1888 1888 sold 1908
TB2 Karen, 1901- TB102 (RIM, 1892- RN)     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1887 24/9/1888 1888 sold 1909
TB3 Pathan, 1901- TB103 (RIM, 1892- RN)     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1887 23/10/1888 1888 sold 1909

 

Displacement normal, t

96

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

41.0 oa 40.7 pp

Breadth, m

4.50

Draught, m

2.13

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VC, 2 Thornycroft water-tube boilers

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

22

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

2 x 2 - 25/40 Nordenfelt Mk I, 1 - 356 TT (bow), 2 x 2 - 356 TT

Complement

18

Ship project history: In 1887 the India Office ordered seven boats which were to be slightly enlarged versions of the 125-footers. These appeal never to have been delivered to India, and in 1892 were taken over by the Royal Navy, though their numbering as TB100-106 did not take place until 1901. Deck TT can be replaced by 47mm gun.

    Unlike the others these boats had water-tube boilers. Reboilered soon after 1900.
Modernizations: 1900s, all: were reboilered with water-tube boilers.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10