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TB75  

Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarded

TB30

TB31, 1906- TB031

TB32

TB33, 1906- TB033

TB61, 1906- TB061

TB62

TB63 - 74, 1906- TB063 - 074

TB75

TB76 - 78, 1906- TB076 - 078

Yarrow, Poplar: TB30-33, 61-78

1886: TB30 - 33

1887: TB61 - 78

TB064 (21/3/1915), TB75 (8/8/1892)

none

1905: TB30, 32, 62

1908: TB069

1909: TB061

1913: TB031

1919: TB033, 063, 065, 070, 072, 078

1920: TB066 - 068, 074, 076, 077

1923: TB071, 073



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

60

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

38.2

Breadth, m

3.96

Draught, m 
No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

670

Max speed, kts

19.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

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

Complement

16



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<i>TB75</i>  
TB75  


Ship project history


Ordered at the same time and to much the same basic concept as the Thornycroft boats, the Yarrow 125ft design differed in having a better-designed ram bow and so did not have to be rebuilt.

Modernizations


1901-08, all survived: were reboilered with water-tube boilers

1915-1917, many: - 2 x 1 - 25/40; + 1 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, DCR

Naval service


TB75 was lost in collision in 1892; most of the rest were reboilered in the first decade of the twentieth century. Many boats served during the war as patrol boats, and TB064 was wrecked in 1915.