H.M. T.B. 31 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 31 (1885)
Builder: Yarrow[1]
Yard Number: 709[2]
Ordered: 30/31 March, 1885[3]
Launched: 1885[4]
Sold: 1913[5]
H.M. T.B. 31 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Construction

Service

Commissioned as tender to Template:UK-2Valorous in June 1886 for flotilla manoeuvres.[6][7]

In 1895, she was one of four first-class torpedo boats stationed at Bermuda.[8]

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. 031.[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. 310.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310. Date listed as uncertain.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103. The date of launch is imprecise.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 18.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 27 May, 1886. Issue 31770, col D, p. 7.
  8. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  9. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  10. Ashe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/39. f. 44.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  12. Ashe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/39. f. 44.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.

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 –>