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

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H.M. T.B. 72 (1885)
Builder: Yarrow[1]
Ordered: 30/31 March, 1885[2]
Launched: 1885[3]
Completed: July 1886[4]
Broken up: 12 December, 1919[5]
H.M. T.B. 72 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Construction

T.B. 72 was one of the first Yarrow 125 footers to be completed, being ready for trials in July 1886.[6]

Service

When commissioned for service during the 1887 Naval Manoeuvres she was commanded by future First Sea Lord Charles Madden, then a junior Lieutenant.[7]

In 1895, she was one of eight large torpedo boats of at least 125 feet length and two smaller ones stationed in Chatham.[8] She participated in the 1895 Naval Manoeuvres, but on their conclusion had to remain in Pembroke along with T.B. 95 and "it was anticipated that quite three weeks would elapse before they would be ready to proceed."[9]

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.[10]

Though not listed as being extant in Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1906-1922, Lyon and Winfield's Steam and Sail List reports her being sold for scrapping to Ward, Rainham on 19 December, 1919.[11][12]

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. Date given as uncertain.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103. The date of launch is imprecise.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  5. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  6. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  8. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Monday, 19 August, 1895. Issue 34659, col D, p. 8.
  10. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  11. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 18-19.
  12. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  14. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/489.
  15. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 8 January, 1889. Issue 32590, col C, p. 7.
  16. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19/325
  17. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.
  18. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  20. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 400.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401b.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 957-8.

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 –>