H.M. T.B. 4 (1906)

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H.M. T.B. 4 (1906)
Builder: J. Samuel White[1]
Ordered: late 1905[2]
Laid down: 18 Sep, 1905[3]
Launched: 30 Oct, 1906[4]
Completed: Apr, 1907[5]
Sold: 1920[6]
H.M. T.B. 4 was one of thirty-six first-class torpedo boats of the Cricket class.

Originally named H.M.S. Sandfly, her name was changed to Torpedo Boat No. 4 in 1907.

Service

T.B. 4 joined the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla of the Dover Patrol in March, 1915. She and T.B. 15 would remain in this employ to the end of the war.[7]

On 7 November 1916, two men were drowned, the body of one not being recovered.[8]

T.B. 4 suffered an accidental explosion that killed fourteen of her crew on 26 May, 1917. The cause and location of this mishap are unclear.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  3. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 305.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 305.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1915). p. 15.
  8. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 284.
  9. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 363.
  10. Coles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/167. f. 168.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 40.
  12. Coles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/167. f. 168.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 400.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 400.
  15. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  16. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  17. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Feb 24, 1912; pg. 4; Issue 39830.
  18. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  19. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 399.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 400.
  21. Fletcher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/. f. ?.
  22. Fletcher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/. f. ?.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 400.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 400.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 400.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 400.
  27. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  28. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 400.
  30. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  31. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  32. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399s.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 955.

Bibliography


Cricket Class First-class Torpedo Boat
1905 Order
T.B. 1 T.B. 2 T.B. 3 T.B. 4 T.B. 5
T.B. 6 T.B. 7 T.B. 8 T.B. 9 T.B. 10
  T.B. 11 T.B. 12  
November 1906 Order
T.B. 13 T.B. 14 T.B. 15 T.B. 16 T.B. 17
T.B. 18 T.B. 19 T.B. 20 T.B. 21 T.B. 22
  T.B. 23 T.B. 24  
September 1907 Order
T.B. 25 T.B. 26 T.B. 27 T.B. 28 T.B. 29
T.B. 30 T.B. 31 T.B. 32 T.B. 33 T.B. 34
  T.B. 35 T.B. 36  
<– 160 Footer Class Torpedo Boats (UK)  
<– 160 Footer Class First-class Torpedo Boats (UK)