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

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H.M. T.B. 77 (1885)
Builder: Yarrow[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

Collided with and sank her sister T.B. 75 on 8 August, 1892 during operations in the Maidens.[6]

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.[7]

She was reboilered during 1905, and was recommissioned at Sheerness on July 1 with a nucleus crew.[8]

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.[9]

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

Sold to Stanlee of Dover on 27 March, 1920.[10]

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. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  7. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 17 June, 1905. Issue 37736, col D, p. 12.
  9. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  10. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  11. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  12. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  13. Usborne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/115. f. 118.
  14. Usborne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/115. f. 118.
  15. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 399.
  17. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 399.
  19. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  21. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  22. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401b.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401b.
  26. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 399v.
  27. 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 –>