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TB80 torpedo boat (1, 1887)


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TB80  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB80, 1906- TB080   748 Yarrow, Poplar 1886 1887 5/1887 sold 10/1921


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

105

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

41.2 pp

Breadth, m

4.27

Draught, m1.83
No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

1539

Max speed, kts

23

Fuel, t

coal 32

Endurance, nm(kts)2850(10)
Armament

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

Complement

21



Graphics


<i> TB80</i>  
TB80  
<i>TB80</i> after reboilering  
TB80 after reboilering  


Ship project history


This was the first British TB to befitted with the 'turtle back' bow, which made for greater seaworthiness, as did her greater size. She was based on a design produced by Yarrow for Austria, and was often referred to as the Falke type. Like the previous boats she was ordered as part of the 1885/6 programme. She was considered rather superior to the slightly later TB82 type by the same builder, being better able to keep up her speed, but she had to be reboilered early in her career (1898), when her original single funnel was replaced by two. The original intention appears to have been to carry two pairs of deck TTs, and the alternative armament of 4-3pdr with only the bow tube for anti-TB work was retained as a possibility throughout her early career.

Modernizations


1898: was reboilered with 2 water-tube boilers

Naval service


After war service as a patrol craft she was broken up in 1921.