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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

CHILDERS Colonial Service torpedo boat (1884)

Names

Victoria Naval Service, 1901- RAN:

Childers

Builders

Thornycroft, Chiswick: Childers

Completed

1884: Childers

Losses

none

Transfers

none

Discarded

1918: Childers

 

Displacement normal, t

61

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

35.5 oa 34.1 wl

Breadth, m

3.81

Draught, m

1.68

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

679

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal 10

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

2 x 1 - 37/30 1pdr Mk II, 2 - 381 TT (bow)

Complement

18

Ship project history: Thornycroft First Class type, she became the prototype for the Royal Navy 125-footers, which were often referred to as the 'Childers type'. She went out to Australia under her own steam in an epic voyage.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-13