T.B. 82 Class Torpedo Boat (1889)

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The six first-class torpedo boats of the T.B. 82 Class were Yarrow & Company built, displacing 85 tons on a length of 130 feet.

They were similar to T.B. 79 but had a turtle back forecastle. They proved too light in construction, and required strengthening.

Overview of 6 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
T.B. 82 Yarrow & Company 1884 Sold 1921
T.B. 83 Yarrow & Company 1884 Sold 1919
T.B. 84 Yarrow & Company 1884 Collision 17 Apr, 1906
T.B. 85 Yarrow & Company 1884 Sold 1921
T.B. 86 Yarrow & Company 1884 Sold 1921
T.B. 87 Yarrow & Company 1884 Sold 1920

Armament

Originally, these boats may have been considered for provision with alternative armament schemes, as in the 125 Footers, but in 1888 a decision was made to abolish this practice.[1]

A single (bow-mounted?) tube for 14-in Whitehead torpedoes and two 1-in twin barrelled Nordenfelds. By 1900, they may have been rearmed with two 14-in torpedoes in dropping gear and 0.45-in, 5-barrelled Nordenfelds.[2]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1888. p. 3.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 102-104.

Bibliography


T.B. 82 Class First-class Torpedo Boat
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