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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TB34 torpedo boats (1886-1887)

nearly sister-ship TB25 1886

Names

TB34 - 38, 1906- TB034 - 038

Builders

White, Cowes: TB34-38

Completed

1886: TB34

1887: TB35 - 38

Losses

none

Transfers

none

Discarded

1919: TB034 - 038

 

Displacement normal, t

TB34 - 36: 60

TB37, 38: 66

Displacement full, t

85

Length, m

TB34 - 36: 38.1 pp

TB37, 38: 40.3 pp

Breadth, m

4.42

Draught, m

1.32

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

950

Max speed, kts

18 - 19

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

TB34 - 36: 2 x 1 - 25/40 Nordenfelt Mk I, 1 - 356 TT (bow), 2 x 2 - 356 TT

TB37, 38: 2 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 1 - 356 TT (bow), 2 x 2 - 356 TT

Complement

16

Ship project history: White's version of the 125ft design had the stern 'cut up' in a rounded curve, meant to improve the steering (a feature introduced in their 'turnabout' Second Class boats.

Modernizations: early 1900s, all: were reboilered with water-tube boilers; - 1 - 356 TT

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10