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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TB88 torpedo boats (1894)

nearly sister-ship TB80 1887

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB88, 1906- TB088     Yarrow, Poplar 1892 1894 1894 sold 10/1919
TB89, 1906- TB089     Yarrow, Poplar 1892 1894 1894 sold 10/1919

 

Displacement normal, t

105

Displacement full, t

112

Length, m

43.3 pp

Breadth, m

4.50

Draught, m

2.29

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

1850

Max speed, kts

23.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

3 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 1 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement

18

Ship project history:  Improved versions of the Yarrow 130-footers, with increased dimensions but little else changed, and therefore more seaworthy craft.
Modernizations: 1904-1905, both: were reboilered with water-tube boilers

Naval service: Both survived their wartime patrolling to be broken up in 1919.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10