H.M. T.B. 2 (1878)

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H.M. T.B. 2 (1878)
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[1]
Ordered: 3 October, 1877[2]
Launched: 1878[3]
Completed: 1878[4]
Broken up: 1897[5]
H.M. T.B. 2 was one of 19 first-class torpedo boats of the T.B. 1 class.

Service

During November and December of 1878, T.B. 2 underwent trials under the supervision of the Captain of the Portsmouth Steam Reserve, commanded on various occasions by Navigating Lieutenants Albert Wonham and Herbert Roxby, both serving in Asia.[6][7]

T.B. 2 was turned over to the Portsmouth Steam Reserve on the morning of 18 April, 1879. Soon afterward she was sent to Devonport for use in training.[8]

In 1881, there were twenty T.B.s in all; T.B. 2 was reported as "fitted for Whitehead" and serving out of Devonport.[9]

During the crisis following the Panjdeh Incident in 1885, T.B. 2 was put into commission as part of Admiral Phipps Hornby's Particular Service Squadron on 28 April, and was later involved in the year's Annual Manoeuvres at Berehaven.[10]

Commissioned as tender to Valorous in May 1886 for flotilla manoeuvres.[11][12]

In 1895, she was one of four T.B.s of less than 125 feet in length and thirteen longer ones stationed in Devonport.[13]

T.B. 2 was sold to H. Scown of Plymouth for £25. Her engine was removed for use in Devonport Dockyard.[14]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 101.
  2. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 309.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 308.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 308.
  5. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 308.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 15 November, 1878. Issue 29413, col E, p. 4.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 24 December, 1878. Issue 29446, col D, p. 3.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 19 April, 1879. Issue 29546, col E, p. 12.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1881. p. 35.
  10. The Navy List. (June, 1885). p. 214.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  12. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 27 May, 1886. Issue 31770, col D, p. 7.
  13. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  14. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 308.
  15. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 24 December, 1878. Issue 29446, col D, p. 3.
  16. Streeten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/395
  17. Streeten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18/30
  18. The Navy List. (June, 1885). p. 214.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  20. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 15 July, 1889. Issue 32751, col B, p. 4.

Bibliography


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