H.M. T.B. 64 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 64 (1885)
Builder: Yarrow & Company[1]
Ordered: 30/31 March, 1885[2]
Launched: 1885[3]
Completed: September 1886[4]
Wrecked: 21 March, 1915[5]
H.M. T.B. 64 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Service

Ran ashore while adjusting her compasses at Grainshore on 5 July, 1888. She was towed off by the Template:UK-1Locust with serious damage to propellers. To compound this, she subsequently rubbed against her rescuer, damaging some plating.[6]

As preparations were underway for the Annual Manoeuvres of 1893, T.B. 64 collided at full steam with the second class protected cruiser Medea as she was leaving the basin at Chatham Dockyard on 11 July. 64's bow was smashed and she proceeded to Sheerness for repairs; the cruiser was holed.[7]

She was stationed in Chatham in 1895 as one of eight large torpedo boats of at least 125 feet length and two smaller ones.[8]

She was to participate in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1896, but may have scratched.[9]

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. 064.[10]

Wrecked while serving in the Aegean on 21 March, 1915.[11]

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. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 18.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 06, 1888; pg. 8; Issue 32431.
  7. "Collision Between a Torpedo Boat and a Cruiser." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 12, 1893; pg. 11; Issue 34001.
  8. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 09, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34938.
  10. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  11. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  12. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  13. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 421.
  14. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 421.
  15. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 15 July, 1889. Issue 32751, col F, p. 3.
  16. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 431.
  17. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 431.
  18. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1893. Issue 33999, col D, p. 10.
  19. "The Naval Mobilization". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1899. Issue 35877, col C, p. 10.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401b.
  21. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 34.

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 –>