home

fighting ships of the world

ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TB81 torpedo boat (1885)

TB81 1887

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB81 (ex-Swift), 1906- TB081     White, Cowes 1884 1885 1885 sold 10/1921

 

Displacement normal, t

137

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

46.9 oa 45.72 pp

Breadth, m

5.34

Draught, m

2.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

23.0

Fuel, t

coal 35

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

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

Complement

25

Ship project history: In 1888 White began building as a private venture, with an eye to Admiralty purchase, a larger version of their 'turnabout' boat equipped with the cut-up stern, a ram bow with a spur ram, and referred to her as a 'torpedo boat destroyer'. In 1885 the Admiralty was glad to buy this formidable vessel just before she ran her first trials. She was purchased and named TB81 in 1888.

Modernizations: 1905: was reboilered with 2 water-tube boilers

1916: + 2 DCR

Naval service: After war service as a patrol craft she was broken up in 1921.

TB81 as completed

 

TB81 after reboilering

 

Navypedia, 2020