H.M. T.B. 54 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 54 (1885)
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[1]
Ordered: 30 April/1 May, 1885[2]
Launched: 28 August, 1886[3]
Sold: 1 August, 1919[4]
H.M. T.B. 54 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Construction & Service

On 11 September, 1893 as T.B. 24 tried to pick up her mooring in Devonport harbour, she ran into T.B. 54 and holed her aft, causing the compartment abaft the engine room to flood. A rush to prevent her foundering succeeded, and a collision mat was placed over the hole as she was secured against the harbour wall. An ash ejector was kept running to keep her afloat until she could be docked.[5]

In 1895, she was one of thirteen T.B.s of 125 feet or greater length and four smaller ones stationed in Devonport.[6]

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. 054.[7]

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. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 12, 1893; pg. 6; Issue 34054.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  10. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  11. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  12. Taylour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/249. f. 293.
  13. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.
  14. "Appointments for the Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1904; pg. 12; Issue 37442.
  15. Bomford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/47. f. ?.
  16. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.
  17. Bomford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/47. f. ?.
  18. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 399.
  19. Yonge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/269. f. ?.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 399.
  21. Yonge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/269. f. ?.
  22. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  23. Saxby-Thomas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/448. f. ?.
  24. Saxby-Thomas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/448. f. ?.
  25. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 09, 1910; pg. 14; Issue 39451.
  26. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/225. f. ?.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401a.
  28. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/225. f. ?.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 958.

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 –>