H.M. T.B. 38 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 38 (1886)
Builder: J. S. White[1]
Ordered: April 1885[2]
Launched: 1886[3]
Completed: March 1887[4]
Sold: 27 November, 1919[5]
H.M. T.B. 38 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Service

In 1895, she was one of six first-class torpedo boats stationed at Hong Kong.[6]

In July, 1904, complaints from Vice-Admiral Noel of the China Station about the condition of his torpedo boats and destroyers prompted a review of his assets by First Lord of the Admiralty Selborne. Within, it was noted that T.B.s 35-38 had never been re-boilered, but that they should remain functional until new boilers from J. & S. White were available.[7]

Around 1906-1907, with the issuance of torpedo boat numbers to the first of the Cricket class torpedo boats, the existing Torpedo Boats numbered 25 to 79 had a "0" prepended to their number. This vessel, therefore, became T.B. 038.[8]

She was sold at Hong Kong on 27 November, 1919.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103.
  2. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  5. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  7. Letter from Selborne to Noel dated 15 July 1904 contained in Noel Papers at the National Maritime Museum. (NOE/5/2).
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  9. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1894. p. 196.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 385.
  13. Newill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/129. f. 140.
  14. The Navy List. (August, 1914). p. 385.
  15. Newill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/129. f. 140.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 384.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 913-14.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 913.

Bibliography


125 Footer Class First-class Torpedo Boat
Prototype
  T.B. 25  
Thornycroft Boats
T.B. 26 T.B. 27 T.B. 28 T.B. 29 T.B. 41
T.B. 42 T.B. 43 T.B. 44 T.B. 45 T.B. 46
T.B. 47 T.B. 48 T.B. 49 T.B. 50 T.B. 51
T.B. 52 T.B. 53 T.B. 54 T.B. 55 T.B. 56
  T.B. 57 T.B. 58 T.B. 59 T.B. 60  
Yarrow Boats
T.B. 30 T.B. 31 T.B. 32 T.B. 33 T.B. 61
T.B. 62 T.B. 63 T.B. 64 T.B. 65 T.B. 66
T.B. 67 T.B. 68 T.B. 69 T.B. 70 T.B. 71
T.B. 72 T.B. 73 T.B. 74 T.B. 75 T.B. 76
  T.B. 77 T.B. 78  
White Boats
T.B. 34 T.B. 35 T.B. 36 T.B. 37 T.B. 38
Yarrow Special
  T.B. 79  
<– H.M. T.B. 81 Torpedo Boats (UK) H.M. T.B. 80 –>
<– H.M. T.B. 81 First-class Torpedo Boats (UK) H.M. T.B. 80 –>