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NO7 GURKHA torpedo boats (1, 1888)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB7 Gurkha, 1901- TB101 (RIM, 1892- RN)     Hanna, Donald & Wilson, Paisley 1887 1888 1888 sold 3/1920


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

92

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

41.2 oa 39.6 pp

Breadth, m

4.27

Draught, m2.13
No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VC, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

1000

Max speed, kts

21.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 2 - 25/40 Nordenfelt Mk I, 1 - 356 TT (bow), 2 x 2 - 356 TT

Complement

18



Ship project history


In 1887 the India Office ordered seven boats which were to be slightly enlarged versions of the 125-footers. These appeal never to have been delivered to India, and in 1892 were taken over by the Royal Navy, though their numbering as TB100-106 did not take place until 1901. Deck TT can be replaced by 47mm gun.

Modernizations


1905: was reboilered with water-tube boiler.

Naval service


No significant events.