H.M. T.B. 49 (1885)

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H.M. T.B. 49 (1886)
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[1]
Ordered: 30 April/1 May, 1885[2]
Launched: 1886[3]
Completed: August 1886[4]
Sold: 1 August, 1919[5]
H.M. T.B. 49 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. 049.[6]

Service

On 21 January 1890, T.B. 49 was used in a test to see whether she could surmount harbour defensive barriers. The barrier used in the test was a spar six feet broad and fitted with spikes, intended to represent a defensive boom in Porchester Creek. The boat had been specially strengthened for the test and was worked up to twenty knots. Striking the boom with her stem slightly elevated, she topped it with ease. Inspections of plating and propellers indicated she had suffered no damage whatsoever, and it was concluded that such defensive structures should be doubled or be augmented with nets to entangle props.[7]

In 1895, T.B. 49 was one of twenty-three first-class torpedo boats of at least 125 feet in length stationed in Portsmouth along with four smaller ones.[8]

By May 1919, T.B. 049 was among 33 obsolete ships awaiting sale.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 102.
  2. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  5. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 310.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 78.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jan 22, 1890; pg. 6; Issue 32915.
  8. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  9. The Navy List. (May, 1919). pp. 1105, 1105b.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  11. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  12. "The Naval Manœuvres." The Times (London, England), Monday, 15 July, 1889. Issue 32751, col F, p. 3.
  13. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Thursday, July 5, 1900, Issue 36186, p.10.
  14. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Thursday, July 11, 1901, Issue 36504, p.8.
  15. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 400.
  17. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/208 f. 278.
  18. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 400.
  19. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/208 f. 278.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 6 May 1907, p. 6.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 400.
  22. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 401a.
  24. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.
  25. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 23, 1911; pg. 14; Issue 39540.
  26. Hoyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/272. f. 287.
  27. Hoyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/272. f. 287.
  28. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 401a.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401b.
  30. Rodgers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/242. f. 242.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401b.
  32. Rodgers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/242. f. 242.
  33. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401b.
  34. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 894.
  35. Gallagher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/158/305. f. ?.
  36. Gallagher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/158/305. f. ?.

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 –>