H.M. T.B. 75 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 75 (1885)
Builder: Yarrow[1]
Ordered: 30/31 March, 1885[2]
Launched: 1885[3]
Completed: 1886[4]
Collision: 8 August, 1892[5]
H.M. T.B. 75 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Service

T.B. 75 was stationed at Sheerness until January 1889, when she was transferred to Portsmouth to replace T.B. 12, which had been "sent some time ago to Chatham."[6]

T.B. 75 was among the torpedo boats tender to Hecla deployed to Belfast to participate in the Fleet Manoeuvres of 1892. In company the night of 8-9 August with T.B. 77 and T.B. 84 to patrol the Maidens, T.B. 77 overtook her from astern at 3am and struck her, having misjudged the distance between the vessels. T.B. 75 filled with water and sank at 3:25am. No lives were lost in the accident.[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 given 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. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 12 January, 1889 Issue 32594, col D, p. 10.
  7. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 14.
  8. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  9. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  10. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  11. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  12. Waller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 207.
  13. Waller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 207.

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 –>