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TB13 torpedo boat (1879)


Ships


Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB13   Maudslay, Sons & Field, Lambeth   1879 1879 sold 5/1897


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

28

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

25.1 pp 26.5 oa

Breadth, m

3.28

Draught, m

1.22

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

460

Max speed, kts

under 20

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 - 356 TC

Complement

15



Ship project history


Unusual in having brass hull. She proved a very bad seaboat and slow in the bargain, rolling excessively, though her engines were considered very good. By 1886 she colud make 11kts.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.