T.B. 82 Class Torpedo Boat (1889)
The six first-class torpedo boats of the T.B. 82 Class were Yarrow & Company built, displacing 85 tons on a length of 130 feet. Some sources refer to them as the 130 Footers.
They were similar to T.B. 79 but had a turtle back forecastle. They proved too light in construction, and required strengthening.
|Overview of 6 vessels|
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|T.B. 82||Yarrow & Company||1884||Sold 1921|
|T.B. 83||Yarrow & Company||1884||Sold 1919|
|T.B. 84||Yarrow & Company||1884||Collision 17 Apr, 1906|
|T.B. 85||Yarrow & Company||1884||Sold 1921|
|T.B. 86||Yarrow & Company||1884||Sold 1921|
|T.B. 87||Yarrow & Company||1884||Sold 1920|
A single (bow-mounted?) tube for 14-in Whitehead torpedoes and two 1-in twin barrelled Nordenfelds. By 1900, they may have been rearmed with two 14-in torpedoes in dropping gear and 0.45-in, 5-barrelled Nordenfelds.
- Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1888. p. 3.
- Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 102-104.
|T.B. 82 Class First-class Torpedo Boat|
|T.B. 82||T.B. 83||T.B. 84|
|T.B. 85||T.B. 86||T.B. 87|
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