H.M. T.B. 26 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 26 (1885)
Builder: Thornycroft[1]
Ordered: 30/31 March, 1885[2]
Launched: 22 October, 1885[3]
Sold: 2 October, 1819[4]
H.M. T.B. 26 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

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. 026.[5]

Construction

Yard No. 218.[6] Like all Thornycroft 125-footers, she was built with a low "bull nose" bow that included a fixed torpedo tube that proved "totally unseaworthy" and was ultimately rebuilt with a conventional straight steam without a torpedo tube.[7]

Service

In 1895, she was one of twenty-three T.B.s of at least 125 feet in length stationed in Portsmouth along with four smaller T.B.s..[8] Sold to Maden & McKee on 2 October, 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. 102.
  2. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  6. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  7. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  8. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  9. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  11. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Monday, 13 July, 1903. Issue 37131, col C, p. 10.
  13. Foster Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/49/10. f. 5.
  14. Foster Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/49/10. f. 5.
  15. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 399.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  17. Warre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 259.
  18. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.
  20. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 400.
  22. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  23. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  24. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  25. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 401.
  26. Tippet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/27. f. ?.
  27. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 401a.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401a.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401a.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401a.
  31. Cutsforth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/106. f. 106.
  32. Woodward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/217. f. 217.
  33. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 401a.
  34. Woodward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/217. f. 217.
  35. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399u.
  36. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399u.
  37. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 957.
  38. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 957.

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 –>