H.M. T.B. 72 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 72 (1885)
Builder: Yarrow[1]
Launched: 1885[2]
Broken up: 1914[3]
H.M. T.B. 72 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

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. 072.[4]

Service

In 1895, she was one of eight large T.B.s of at least 125 feet length and two smaller ones stationed in Chatham.[5]

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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103. The date of launch is imprecise.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103. Perhaps earlier.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  5. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  7. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/489.
  8. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401.
  12. 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 –>