H.M. T.B. 59 (1886)

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H.M. T.B. 59 (1886)
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[1]
Ordered: 30 April/1 May, 1885[2]
Launched: 10 December, 1886[3]
Sold: c. 1913[4]
H.M. T.B. 59 was one of 53 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. 059.[5]

Service

In 1895, she was one of twenty-three first-class torpedo boats of at least 125 feet in length stationed in Portsmouth along with four smaller ones.[6]

In December 1908 she was stranded at Bembridge. Equipment was sent out on 19 December to attempt salvage, but waves prevented the operation. Essex removed the guns, searchlight and other articles and returned them to Spithead while a T.B. kept vigil at the wreck. A second effort was to occur the morning of the 23rd.[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. Date 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 (London, England), Tuesday, Dec 22, 1908; pg. 6; Issue 38836.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  9. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.
  10. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182. This date is questionable, due to legibility.
  11. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  12. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.
  13. Chatterton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 170.
  14. Chatterton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 170.
  15. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  16. Greatorex Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 16/30.
  17. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  18. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.
  19. Harris-St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/131. f. 71.
  20. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 400.
  21. Harris-St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/131. f. 71.
  22. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 400.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.

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 –>