T.B. 114 Class Torpedo Boat (1903)

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Britain's four T.B. 114 Class Torpedo Boats were built by Samuel White to a slightly larger pattern than the preceding nine 160-footers built by Thornycroft.

Overview of 4 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
T.B. 114 J. Samuel White 8 Jun, 1903 Sold 1919
T.B. 115 J. Samuel White 19 Nov, 1903 Sold 1919
T.B. 116 J. Samuel White 21 Dec, 1903 Sold 1919
T.B. 117 J. Samuel White 18 Feb, 1904 Collision 1917

Design & Construction

As in the earlier boats, these featured three trainable 18-in tubes on the deck, two on the beams forward and one centreline aft.[1] Three 3-pdr guns were arranged in the same pattern.[2]

In mid-1904, the Royal Navy ordered the replacement of two 5-barrel .45-in Nordenfelt machine guns with .45-in Maxim guns on each of fifty-seven first-class torpedo boats. This figure must have included most or all of this class.[3]

The four White-built boats were larger than the previous two orders for 160-foot T.Bs. at 219 tons, and delivered the same 25 knots.

Service History

See Also


  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 104.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 104.
  3. Principal Questions Dealt with by the Director of Naval Ordnance, 1904. pp. 327-331.


T.B. 114 Class First-class Torpedo Boat
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