H.M. T.B. 61 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 61 (1885)
Builder: Yarrow & Company[1]
Ordered: 30/31 March, 1885[2]
Launched: 1885[3]
Sold: 1909[4]
H.M. T.B. 61 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. 061.[5]

Service

On 22 May, 1890, T.B. 61 and her sister T.B. 62 were commissioned from the First Division of the Medway Steam Reserve for transfer to Halifax, under convoy by the troopship Tyne.[6]

In 1895, she and her sister T.B. 62 were the two first-class torpedo boats stationed at Halifax.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103.
  2. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311. Date listed as uncertain.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103. The date of launch is imprecise.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 18.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 27 May, 1890. Issue 33022, col B, p. 11.
  7. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Monday, 26 May, 1890. Issue 33021, col A, p. 8.

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 –>