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CHILDERS torpedo boat (1, 1884)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarded

Victoria Naval Service, 1901- RAN:

Childers

Thornycroft, Chiswick: Childers

1884: Childers

none

none

1918: Childers



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

61

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

35.5 oa 34.1 wl

Breadth, m

3.81

Draught, m1.68
No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.679
Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal 10

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 37/30 1pdr Mk II, 2 - 381 TT (bow)

Complement

18



Ship project history


Thornycroft First Class type, she became the prototype for the Royal Navy 125-footers, which were often referred to as the 'Childers type'. She went out to Australia under her own steam in an epic voyage.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.