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TB98 torpedo boats (4, 1901)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TB98, 1906- TB098     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1900 22/1/1901 1901 sold 6/1920
TB99, 1906- TB099     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1900 1901 1901 sold 7/1920
TB107     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1900 1901 1901 sold 7/1920
TB108     Thornycroft, Chiswick 1900 1901 1901 sold 7/1920


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

178

Displacement full, t185
Length, m

50.0 oa 48.8 pp

Breadth, m

5.18

Draught, m1.78
No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

3000

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

3 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

32



Ship project history


All followed the basic arrangement of the original Thornycroft design with 3 450mm TT and 3 3pdr, both guns and torpedoes being disposed in a triangular layout, one on each side forward and one amidships aft. Though bigger and more seaworthy than their predecessors they were quite overshadowed by the destroyers which were in service in considerable numbers whilst the earliest of these TBs were building.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


TB99 sank in 1907 but was salved.