H.M. T.B. 97 (1893)

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H.M. T.B. 97 (1893)
Builder: Laird[1]
Launched: 16 Sep, 1893[2]
Sold: 1920[3]
H.M. T.B. 97 was one of ten first-class torpedo boats of the 140 Footer class.

Service

T.B. 97's three-hour full-power trial was conducted at Skelmorlie on 9 July, 1894. Delivered with a contract speed of 23 knots, over the course of six runs over a measured mile she made 23.71 knots on 170 psi, 363 rpm and 1,690 ihp.[4]

When she was completed, there were 79 first-class torpedo boats of 125 feet or longer.[5]

In 1895, she was one of six of her class sent to Gibraltar where they joined five other first-class torpedo boats.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 104.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Sep 18, 1893; pg. 7; Issue 34059.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 104.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 10, 1894; pg. 7; Issue 34312.
  5. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1896. p. 45.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1895. p. 62.
  7. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  8. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  9. James Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 32.
  10. James Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 32.
  11. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 400a.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 400a.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 401a.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401a.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401a.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 957.

Bibliography


140 Footer Class First-class Torpedo Boat
Yarrow Boats
  T.B. 88 T.B. 89 T.B. 90  
Thornycroft Boats
  T.B. 91 T.B. 92 T.B. 93  
White Boats
  T.B. 94 T.B. 95 T.B. 96  
Laird Boat
  T.B. 97  
<– T.B. 39 Class Torpedo Boats (UK) 160 Footer Class –>
<– T.B. 82 Class First-class Torpedo Boats (UK) 160 Footer Class –>