H.M. T.B. 77 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 77 (1885)
Builder: Yarrow & Company[1]
Ordered: 30/31 March, 1885[2]
Launched: 1885[3]
Completed: August 1886[4]
Sold: 27 March, 1920[5]
H.M. T.B. 77 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Service

An engine telegraph malfunction caused T.B. 63 to collide with T.B. 77 as the former boat was getting underway in Sheerness Harbour on 5 July 1888. When the Lieutenant in charge of 63 gave the order from the bridge to go astern, the remote telegraph indicated "Full speed ahead", and 63 leapt forward with much gusto and struck 77 with such effect that the latter had difficulty remaining afloat. A Court of Inquiry was to be held to probe this misadventure.[6]

T.B. 77 collided with and sank her sister T.B. 75 on 8 August, 1892 during operations in the Maidens.[7]

She commissioned on 18 July to participate in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1894 as one of three boats in the Kingstown Division of the Blue Side.[8]

In 1895, she was one of twenty-three torpedo boats of at least 125 feet in length stationed in Portsmouth along with four smaller ones.[9]

She was commissioned on 8 July 1896 in order to participate in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1896, but I have been unable to find who was her captain.[10][11][12]

She was reboilered during 1905, and was recommissioned at Sheerness on July 1 with a nucleus crew.[13]

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. 077.[14]

She was damaged through grounding under the command of Gunner James Hill in April, 1912.

Sold to Stanlee of Dover on 27 March, 1920.[15]

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. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 06, 1888; pg. 8; Issue 32431.
  7. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  8. "The Naval Manoeuvres of 1894." The Times (London, England), July 18, 1894, Issue 34319, p.13.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jun 26, 1896; pg. 7; Issue 34927.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 09, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34938.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 10, 1896; pg. 8; Issue 34939.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, 17 June, 1905. Issue 37736, col D, p. 12.
  14. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  15. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  16. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  17. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  18. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 10, 1893; pg. 10; Issue 33999.
  19. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), July 12, 1894, Issue 34314, p.10.
  20. Usborne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/115. f. 118.
  21. Usborne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/115. f. 118.
  22. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  23. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.
  24. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 399.
  25. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 399.
  27. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  29. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  30. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401.
  32. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401b.
  33. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401b.
  34. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 399v.
  35. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 958.

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 –>