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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TB114 torpedo boats (1904-1905)

nearly sister-ship TB109 1902

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB114     White, Cowes 1902 8/6/1903 1904 sold 1919
TB115     White, Cowes 1902 19/11/1903 1904 sold 1919
TB116     White, Cowes 1902 21/12/1903 1904 sold 10/1921
TB117     White, Cowes 1902 18/2/1904 1905 collision 10/6/1917

 

Displacement normal, t

219

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

50.3 pp

Breadth, m

5.33

Draught, m

2.59

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 White 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.

    These White boats were slightly larger than their Thornycroft predecessors but very little different.
Modernizations: None.

Naval service: TB117 was sunk 10/6/1917 in collision with s/s Kamouraska in the English Channel.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10