T.B. 39 Class Torpedo Boat (1889)

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The ten second-class torpedo boats of the T.B. 39 Class were built by Yarrow & Company in 1889.[1]

General Characteristics

Originally, these boats may have been considered for provision with alternative armament schemes wherein guns and torpedo tubes could be swapped out to emphasise one role over another, as in the 125 Footers, but in 1888 a decision was made to abolish this practice.[2]

Two 14-in torpedoes in dropping gear and one machine gun.[3]

They carried a crew of 9 men.[4]

16.5 tons displacement. 16.5 knots.[5]

Six of these boats were intended to be carried on the depot ship Vulcan.[6]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 105.
  2. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1888. p. 3.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 105.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 105.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 105.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 105.

Bibliography


T.B. 39 Class Second-class Torpedo Boat
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