113 Footer Class Torpedo Boat (1884)

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Four first-class torpedo boats were ordered in 1884 and were called 113-Footers due to their length (which was actually a half foot longer).

Overview of 4 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
T.B. 21 John I. Thornycroft & Company 1884 Sold 1907
T.B. 22 John I. Thornycroft & Company 1884 Sold 1907
T.B. 23 Yarrow & Company 1884 Sold 1905
T.B. 24 Yarrow & Company 1884 Sold 1904

T.B. 21 and T.B. 22 were built by John I. Thornycroft & Company and displaced 64 tons and could make 20 knots.

T.B. 23 and T.B. 24 were Yarrow & Company-built boats of 67 tons, capable of 18.75 knots.[1]

Armament

  • two-three tubes for 14-in Whitehead torpedoes, 1-2 in the bow and one on the deck.[2]
  • one or two Nordenfelt 3-pdrs[3]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 102.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 102.
  3. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 289.

Bibliography


113 Footer Class First-class Torpedo Boat
Thornycroft Boats
  T.B. 21 T.B. 22  
Yarrow Boats
  T.B. 23 T.B. 24  
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