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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TB109 torpedo boats (1902-1903)

TB109 1902

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB109     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1901 22/7/1902 1902 sold 3/1920
TB110     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1901 5/9/1902 1902 sold 3/1920
TB111     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1901 31/10/1902 1902 sold 2/1920
TB112     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1901 15/1/1903 1903 sold 2/1920
TB113     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1901 12/2/1903 1903 sold 12/1919

 

Displacement normal, t

200

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

50.6 oa 50.2 pp

Breadth, m

5.26

Draught, m

1.68

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

3050

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

3 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

32

Ship project history: All followed the basic arrangement of the original Thornycroft design with 3 450mm TT and 3 3pdr, both guns and torpedoes being disposed in a triangular layout, one on each side forward and one amidships aft. Though bigger and more seaworthy than their predecessors they were quite overshadowed by the destroyers which were in service in considerable numbers whilst the earliest of these TBs were building.

    Slightly larger and more powerful than their predecessors. TB113 was ordered half a month later than the others.
Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10