H.M. T.B. 81 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 81 (1884)
Builder: J. S. White[1]
Launched: 1884[2]
Broken up: 1921[3]
H.M. T.B. 81 was built by J. S. White as a private venture. It featured their cut-up stern for maneuverability and a ram bow.

Her original name was Swift, but she received a number soon enough.

She had a single funnel, which was replaced by two when she was reboilered in 1888.[4]

Service

In 1895, she was one of twenty-three T.B.s of at least 125 feet in length stationed in Portsmouth along with four smaller T.B.s..[5]

Ran aground off Alderney in 1901 but salvaged and returned to service. Reboilered in 1905.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

As Commissioned

One fixed bow 14 inch torpedo tube and two deck 14 inch torpedo tubes.

Four 3-pounder quick-firing guns.

World War One

One fixed bow 14 inch torpedo tube and two deck 14 inch torpedo tubes.

Three 3-pounder quick-firing guns.

Depth charges.[33]

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.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103.
  5. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103.
  7. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19/9
  8. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19/9
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 30 April, 1887. Issue 32060, col E, p. 9.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  11. Howe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20/311
  12. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  13. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 15 July, 1889. Issue 32751, col A, p. 4.
  14. Sturdee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/411
  15. Sturdee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/411
  16. Sturdee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/411
  17. Sturdee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20/79
  18. "The Naval Review at Spithead". The Times. Wednesday, 9 June, 1897. Issue 35225, col D, p. 10.
  19. "The Naval Mobilization". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1899. Issue 35877, col C, p. 10.
  20. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Thursday, 11 July, 1901. Issue 36504, col C, p. 8.
  21. Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/236
  22. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 400.
  23. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Wednesday, 10 January, 1906. Issue 37913, col F, p. 9.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 400.
  25. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 15 February, 1908. Issue 38570, col B, p. 12.
  26. Preston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79
  27. Preston Service Record. Template:TNA"ADM 196/44/79
  28. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/77
  29. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/77
  30. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 401.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401a.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 956.
  33. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 103.

Bibliography

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