H.M. T.B. 24 (1884)

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H.M. T.B. 24 (1886)
Builder: Yarrow & Company[1]
Ordered: Early 1884[2][Inference]
Launched: 1886[3]
Sold: 1904[4]
H.M. T.B. 24 was one of 4 first-class torpedo boats of the 113 Footer class.

Construction & Service

Yard No. 667.[5]

Commissioned as tender to Template:UK-2Valorous in June 1886 for flotilla manoeuvres.[6][7]

On 11 September, 1893 as T.B. 24 tried to pick up her mooring in Devonport harbour, she ran into T.B. 54 and holed her aft, causing the compartment abaft the engine room to flood. A rush to prevent 54's foundering succeeded, and a collision mat was placed over the hole as she was secured against the harbour wall. An ash ejector was kept running to keep her afloat until she could be docked.[8]

In 1895, she was one of twenty-three torpedo boats of less than 125 feet in length and thirteen longer ones stationed in Devonport.[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. 309.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 309.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 309.
  5. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 309.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 27 May, 1886. Issue 31770, col D, p. 7.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 12, 1893; pg. 6; Issue 34054.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  11. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1243.
  12. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1243.
  13. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 15 July, 1889. Issue 32751, col B, p. 4.

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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