H.M. T.B. 73 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 73 (1885)
Builder: Yarrow[1]
Ordered: 30/31 March, 1885[2]
Launched: 1885[3]
Completed: 1886[4]
Sold: 5 July, 1923[5]
H.M. T.B. 73 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Service

In 1895, she was one of eight large torpedo boats of at least 125 feet length and two smaller ones stationed in Chatham.[6]

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. 073.[7]

T.B. 073 was the last of the 125 footers to be sold, surviving until 5 July, 1923 when she was sold to L. Basso of Weymouth. Her sister T.B. 071 had been sold in February of that year to B. Newton.[8]

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. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  8. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  9. Vaughan-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 441.
  10. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.
  11. Vaughan-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 441.
  12. Houseman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 158.
  13. Withers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 141.
  14. Withers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 141.
  15. Rawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/451. f. 521.
  16. Rawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/451. f. 521.
  17. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 399.
  18. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 399.
  19. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 399.
  20. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 399.
  22. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  24. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 400.
  25. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401a.
  27. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.

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 –>