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TB21 torpedo boats (2, 1885)


Ships


Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB21 201 Thornycroft, Chiswick 1884 18/3/1885 1885 sold 1907
TB22 202 Thornycroft, Chiswick 1884 5/5/1885 1885 sold 1907


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

64

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

33.83 wl 34.6 oa

Breadth, m

3.81

Draught, m

1.78

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VCE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

730

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal 11

Endurance, nm(kts)1100(11)
Armament

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

Complement

14



Ship project history


Slightly modified versions of the Childers built by the same firm for the state marine of Victoria, Australia. Towards the end they could only make about 15kts.

Modernizations


1890s, both: were reboilered with water-tube boilers

1900s, both: - 1 x 1 - 356 TT

Naval service


Both were sent to Malta on completion and were sold there in 1907.