H.M. T.B. 56 (1886)

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H.M. T.B. 56 (1885)
Builder: Thornycroft[1]
Ordered: 30 April/1 May, 1885[2]
Launched: 1 October, 1886[3]
Sunk: 17 May, 1906[4]
H.M. T.B. 56 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Service

In 1895, she was one of ten first-class torpedo boats stationed in Malta.[5]

She foundered off Damietta while under tow of the cruiser Arrogant on 17 May, 1906.[6][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. The date is listed as uncertain.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 18.
  5. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 18-19.
  7. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  9. Heaton-Ellis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 20/38.
  10. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 19.

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 –>