H.M. T.B. 76 (1883)

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H.M. T.B. 76 (1883)
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[1]
Yard Number: 117[2]
Ordered: 28 February, 1880[3]
Launched: 3 January, 1883[4]
Completed: 1883[5]
Sold: 1906[6]
H.M. T.B. 76 was one of twenty second-class torpedo boats of the T.B. 76 class.

Construction

As built, T.B. 76 and her sister T.B. 77 were fitted with Herreshoff coil boilers similar to the one used in T.B. 63. This may have caused delays in construction, since in April 1882 The Times, in connection with boiler problems related to forced draught, declared that "It is to be regretted that the Herreshoff system of boiler ... cannot be tested more quickly than is now being done".[7] When these trials finally took place, they proved disappointing and were soon replaced by conventional locomotive boilers.[8]

Service

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 105.
  2. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 314.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 314. Contract date 3 March, 1880.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 314.
  5. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 314.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 18.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 13 April, 1882. Issue 30480, col F, p. 6.
  8. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 105.

Bibliography

  • Brown, David K. (2005). Jordan, John. ed. "Steam Torpedo Boats of the Royal Navy". Warship 2005: pp. 73-96.
  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Lyon, David; Winfield, Rif (2004). The Sail & Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy, 1815-1889. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1861760329. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


T.B. 76 Class Second-class Torpedo Boat
T.B. 76 T.B. 77 T.B. 78 T.B. 79 T.B. 80
T.B. 81 T.B. 82 T.B. 83 T.B. 84 T.B. 85
T.B. 86 T.B. 87 T.B. 88 T.B. 89 T.B. 90
T.B. 91 T.B. 92 T.B. 93 T.B. 94 T.B. 95
<– T.B. 74 Class Torpedo Boats (UK) T.B. 39 Class –>
<– T.B. 74 Class Second-class Torpedo Boats (UK) T.B. 1 Class –>