H.M. T.B. 28 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 28 (1885)
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[1]
Ordered: 30/31 March, 1885[2]
Launched: 7 November, 1885[3]
Stranded: 29 July, 1898[4]
H.M. T.B. 28 was one of fifty-three first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Construction

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.[5]

Service

In 1895, she was one of four first-class T.B.s stationed at the Cape of Good Hope.[6]

T.B. 28 was stranded on 29 July, 1898 in Kalk Bay, South Africa while training stokers. Although she was salvaged later with some difficulty, she proved beyond worthwhile repair and was sunk as a target that December.[7][8]

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. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  7. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  8. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 15.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Oct 12, 1888; pg. 5; Issue 32515.
  11. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 15.

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 –>