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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

TB94 torpedo boats (1894-1895)

nearly sister-ship TB94 1893

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB94, 1906- TB094     White, Cowes 1892 27/7/1893 1894 sold 10/1919
TB95, 1906- TB095     White, Cowes 1893 1894 1895 sold 10/1919
TB96, 1906- TB096     White, Cowes 1893 1894 1895 collision 1/11/1915

 

Displacement normal, t

130

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

43.4 pp

Breadth, m

4.65

Draught, m

2.67

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

23

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:  Fitted with TE engines built by Maudslay, these White boats had locomotive-type boilers, and therefore were reboilered a decade or so after completion with water-tube ones.  These boats, having less metacentric height than the others, were easier in a seaway.
Modernizations: 1900s, all: were reboliered with water-tube boilers.

Naval service: War service was in the Mediterranean and off Gibraltar, where TB96 was sunk in a collision with troop carrier s/s Tringa 1/11/1915.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10