H.M. T.B. 14 (1878)

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H.M. T.B. 14 (1879)
Builder: Yarrow & Company[1]
Ordered: c. March 1878[2]
Launched: 1879[3]
Broken up: 1904[4]
H.M. T.B. 14 was one of 19 first-class torpedo boats of the T.B. 1 class.

Service

In service, T.B. 14 proved to be one of the fastest and most seaworthy of the early British torpedo boats, but her accomodations were wretched, even by the standards of torpedo boats.[5]

In 1881, there were twenty first-class torpedo boats in all. T.B. 14 was not fitted for Whitehead, and was one of three boats serving out of Chatham. There was some noted lethargy in getting these boats all armed.[6]

During the crisis following the Panjdeh Incident in 1885, T.B. 14 was put into commission as part of Admiral Phipps Hornby's Particular Service Squadron on 28 April, and was later involved in the year's Annual Manoeuvres at Berehaven.[7]

Commissioned as tender to the paddle frigate Valorous in May 1886 for flotilla manoeuvres.[8][9]

In 1895, she was one of four torpedo boats of less than 125 feet in length stationed in Portsmouth along with twenty-three larger ones.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 102.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 23 March, 1878. Issue 29210, col A, p. 11.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 309.
  4. Brown. Steam Torpedo Boats. p. 78.
  5. Brown. Steam Torpedo Boats. pp. 78, 86-87.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1881. p. 35.
  7. The Navy List. (June, 1885). p. 214.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 27 May, 1886. Issue 31770, col D, p. 7.
  10. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  11. Carus-Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/193
  12. Carus-Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20/157
  13. The Navy List. (June, 1885). p. 214.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.

Bibliography

  • Brown, David K. (2005). Jordan, John. ed. "Steam Torpedo Boats of the Royal Navy". Warship 2005: pp. 73-96.
  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Lyon, David; Winfield, Rif (2004). The Sail & Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy, 1815-1889. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1861760329. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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