H.M. T.B. 76 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 76 (1885)
Builder: Yarrow & Company[1]
Ordered: 30/31 March, 1885[2]
Launched: 1885[3]
Sold: 30 June, 1920[4]
H.M. T.B. 76 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class.

Service

On 22 October, 1891, T.B. 76 was used in a test of a defensive boom design at Portsmouth. The boom used was different than the customary design in that it was six wooden balks each a foot square in section and 30-40 feet in length, arranged parallel to each other at 8 foot separation, end-on to the approaching enemy, with a wooden boom and steel hawsers athwart the affair. T.B. 76 approached at 14 knots under the command of Lieutenant Sturdee, her crew under cover. The attack was short and bitter: she hit the obstruction in the centre, but horns affixed to it tore her badly and she quickly sank in five fathoms of water in upper Portsmouth harbour. She was raised on the 23rd and placed in the dock for survey and repair.[5][6] Further inspection showed a hole on the port bow and torn skin under the engine room, and it was proposed to patch her up for a second test.[7]

In 1895, she was one of twenty-three torpedo boats of at least 125 feet in length stationed in Portsmouth along with four smaller ones.[8]

She commissioned on 8 July to participate in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1896.[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. 076.[10]

Sold to Ward, Hayle on 30 June, 1920.[11]

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 listed 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. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Oct 23, 1891; pg. 4; Issue 33463.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 24, 1891; pg. 7; Issue 33464.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Oct 27, 1891; pg. 10; Issue 33466.
  8. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 09, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34938.
  10. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  11. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 311.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 09, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34938.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 10, 1896; pg. 8; Issue 34939.
  14. Candy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/279. f. 279.
  15. Candy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/279. f. 279.
  16. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Thursday, July 5, 1900, Issue 36186, p.10.
  17. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Thursday, July 11, 1901, Issue 36504, p.8.
  18. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/174. f. ?.
  19. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  20. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 399.
  21. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 399.
  22. Hudson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/49. f. ?.
  23. Hudson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/49. f. ?.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 399.
  25. Longmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 621.
  26. Longmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 621.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 399.
  28. Sandford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/66. f. 72.
  29. Sandford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/66. f. 72.
  30. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401.
  32. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  33. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401b.
  34. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401b.
  35. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399v.
  36. 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 –>