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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TB21 class torpedo boats (113ft class) (1885)

nearly sister-ship TB23 1886

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB21 201 Thornycroft, Chiswick 1884 18/3/1885 1885 sold 1907
TB22 202 Thornycroft, Chiswick 1884 5/5/1885 1885 sold 1907

 

Displacement normal, t

64

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

33.83 wl 34.6 oa

Breadth, m

3.81

Draught, m

1.78

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VCE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

730

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal 11

Endurance, nm(kts)

1100(11)

Armament

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

Complement

14

Ship project history: Slightly modified versions of the Childers built by the same firm for the state marine of Victoria, Australia. Towards the end they could only make about 15kts.

Modernizations: 1890s, both: were reboilered with water-tube boilers

1900s, both: - 1 x 1 - 356 TT

Naval service: Both were sent to Malta on completion and were sold there in 1907.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2020