H.M. T.B. 55 (1886)

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H.M. T.B. 55 (1886)
Builder: Thornycroft[1]
Ordered: 30 April/1 May, 1885[2]
Launched: 29 Aug, 1886[3]
Sold: 23 Feb, 1920[4]
H.M. T.B. 55 was one of fifty-three 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. 055.[5]

Service

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

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. The date is listed as uncertain.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  8. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 15 July, 1889. Issue 32751, col B, p. 4.
  9. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29.
  10. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.
  11. Hutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 448.
  12. Hutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 448.
  13. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  14. Brandt Service Record. In our PDF for John Roderick Segrave. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 225.
  15. Brandt Service Record. In our PDF for John Roderick Segrave. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 225.
  16. "The Diamond Jubilee" The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 16, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35231.
  17. "The Naval Mobilization". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1899. Issue 35877, col C, p. 10.
  18. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 12 July, 1901. Issue 36505, col D, p. 11.
  19. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 4 May, 1906. Issue 38011, col D, p. 10.
  20. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  21. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.
  23. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  24. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401a.
  26. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 20 May, 1911. Issue 39590, col B, p. 5.
  27. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  28. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 402.
  30. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401b.
  31. 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 –>