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TB34 torpedo boats (5, 1886 - 1887)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarded

TB34 - 38, 1906- TB034 - 038

White, Cowes: TB34-38

1886: TB34

1887: TB35 - 38

none

none

1919: TB034 - 038



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

TB34 - 36: 60

TB37, 38: 66

Displacement full, t85
Length, m

TB34 - 36: 38.1 pp

TB37, 38: 40.3 pp

Breadth, m

4.42

Draught, m1.32
No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

950

Max speed, kts

18 - 19

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

TB34 - 36: 2 x 1 - 25/40 Nordenfelt Mk I, 1 - 356 TT (bow), 2 x 2 - 356 TT

TB37, 38: 2 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 1 - 356 TT (bow), 2 x 2 - 356 TT

Complement

16



Ship project history


White's version of the 125ft design had the stern 'cut up' in a rounded curve, meant to improve the steering (a feature introduced in their 'turnabout' Second Class boats.

Modernizations


early 1900s, all: were reboilered with water-tube boilers; - 1 - 356 TT

Naval service


No significant events.