H.M. T.B. 79 (1886)

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H.M. T.B. 79 (1886)
Builder: Yarrow[1]
Yard Number: 733[2]
Launched: 1886[3]
Completed: December 1886[4]
Sold: 19 November, 1919[5]
H.M. T.B. 79 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Construction

T.B. 79 was a modified version of Yarrow's other 125 footer torpedo boats. Her hull form was changed to improve her steering qualities and she was fitted with a triple-expansion engine instead of the compound expansion engines used in the other 125 footers.[6][7]

Despite her modified design she was completed ahead of the final standard 125 footer T.B. 78.[8]

Service

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]

Reboilered in 1901.[10]

In commission at Portsmouth, December 1905.[11]

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. 079.[12]

In commission at Chatham, December 1906.[13]

In commission with a nucleus crew at Sheerness, April 1910.[14]

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.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  5. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103.
  7. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  8. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  10. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103.
  11. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.
  12. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  15. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  16. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.
  17. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  18. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 291.
  19. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.
  20. Leveson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 472.
  21. Leveson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 472.
  22. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  23. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  24. Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 296.
  25. Fox Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/49/98. f. ?.
  26. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.
  27. Fox Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/49/98. f. ?.
  28. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 399.
  29. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 399.
  30. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  31. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  32. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 400.
  33. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  34. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 334.
  35. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 400.
  36. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 334.
  37. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 400.
  38. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 400.
  39. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401b.
  40. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401b.
  41. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401b.
  42. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401b.
  43. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401b.
  44. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401b.
  45. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399v.
  46. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 955.
  47. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399v.
  48. The Navy List. (February, 1919). 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 –>