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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TB30 torpedo boats (1886-1887)

nearly sister-ship TB25 1886

Names

TB30

TB31, 1906- TB031

TB32

TB33, 1906- TB033

TB61, 1906- TB061

TB62

TB63 - 74, 1906- TB063 - 074

TB75

TB76 - 78, 1906- TB076 - 078

Builders

Yarrow, Poplar: TB30-33, 61-78

Completed

1886: TB30 - 33

1887: TB61 - 78

Losses

TB064 (21/3/1915), TB75 (8/8/1892)

Transfers

none

Discarded

1905: TB30, 32, 62

1908: TB069

1909: TB061

1913: TB031

1919: TB033, 063, 065, 070, 072, 078

1920: TB066 - 068, 074, 076, 077

1923: TB071, 073

 

Displacement normal, t

60

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

38.2

Breadth, m

3.96

Draught, m

 

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

670

Max speed, kts

19.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

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

Complement

16

Ship project history: Ordered at the same time and to much the same basic concept as the Thornycroft boats, the Yarrow 125ft design differed in having a better-designed ram bow and so did not have to be rebuilt.

Modernizations: 1901-08, all survived: were reboilered with water-tube boilers

1915-1917, many: - 2 x 1 - 25/40; + 1 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, DCR

Naval service: TB75 was lost in collision in 1892; most of the rest were reboilered in the first decade of the twentieth century. Many boats served during the war as patrol boats, and TB064 was wrecked in 1915.

TB75

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10