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TORPEDO SHIPS

CRICKET coastal destroyers (1906-1909)

TB17 1909

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Cricket, 12/1906- TB1   White, Cowes 9/1905 23/1/1906 12/1906 sold 10/1920
Dragonfly, 12/1906- TB2   White, Cowes 9/1905 11/3/1906 1/1907 sold 10/1920
TB3 (ex-Firefly)   White, Cowes 9/1905 1/9/1906 2/1907 sold 10/1920
TB4 (ex-Sandfly)   White, Cowes 9/1905 30/10/1906 4/1907 sold 10/1920
TB5 (ex-Spider)   White, Cowes 1/1906 15/12/1906 6/1907 sold 10/1920
TB6 (ex-Gadfly)   Thornycroft, Woolston 9/1905 24/6/1906 12/1906 sold 10/1920
TB7 (ex-Glowworm)   Thornycroft, Woolston 9/1905 20/12/1906 2/1907 sold 5/1921
TB8 (ex-Gnat)   Thornycroft, Woolston 10/1905 1/12/1906 3/1907 sold 5/1921
TB9 (ex-Grasshopper)   Thornycroft, Woolston 11/1905 18/3/1907 6/1907 collision 26/7/1916
TB10 (ex-Greenfly)   Thornycroft, Woolston 11/1905 15/2/1907 5/1907 sunk 10/6/1915

TB11 (ex-Mayfly)

  Yarrow, Scotstoun 11/1905 29/1/1907 3/1907 sunk 7/3/1916
TB12 (ex-Moth)   Yarrow, Scotstoun 11/1905 15/3/1907 5/1907 sunk 10/6/1915
TB13   White, Cowes 3/1907 10/7/1907 5/1908 collision 26/1/1916
TB14   White, Cowes 3/1907 26/9/1907 5/1908 sold 10/1920
TB15   White, Cowes 1/1907 19/11/1907 5/1908 sold 10/1920
TB16   White, Cowes 7/1907 23/12/1907 7/1908 sold 10/1920
TB17   Denny, Dumbarton 4/1907 21/12/1907 4/1908 sold 1919
TB18   Denny, Dumbarton 4/1907 15/2/1908 6/1908 sold 1920
TB19   Thornycroft, Woolston 3/1907 7/12/1907 6/1908 sold 5/1921
TB20   Thornycroft, Woolston 3/1907 21/1/1908 8/1908 sold 5/1921
TB21   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 5/1907 20/12/1907 3/1909 sold 10/1920
TB22   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 5/1907 1/2/1908 3/1909 sold 10/1920
TB23   Yarrow, Scotstoun 2/1907 5/12/1907 2/1908 sold 5/1921
TB24   Palmers, Jarrow 4/1907 19/3/1908 6/1909 wrecked 28/1/1917
TB25   White, Cowes 12/1907 28/8/1908 1/1909 sold 5/1921
TB26   White, Cowes 12/1907 28/8/1908 2/1909 sold 5/1921
TB27   White, Cowes 2/1908 29/9/1908 3/1909 sold 5/1921
TB28   White, Cowes 2/1908 29/10/1908 4/1909 sold 5/1921
TB29   Denny, Dumbarton 2/1908 29/9/1908 11/1908 sold 11/1919
TB30   Denny, Dumbarton 2/1908 29/9/1908 12/1908 sold 11/1919
TB31   Thornycroft, Woolston 2/1908 10/10/1908 2/1909 sold 5/1921
TB32   Thornycroft, Woolston 2/1908 23/11/1908 3/1909 sold 5/1921
TB33   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 1/1908 22/2/1909 6/1909 sold 4/1922
TB34   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 2/1908 22/2/1909 8/1909 sold 5/1921
TB35   Palmers, Jarrow 2/1908 19/4/1909 8/1909 sold 8/1922
TB36   Palmers, Jarrow 3/1908 6/5/1909 9/1909 sold 5/1921

 

Displacement normal, t

TB1 - 12: 225 - 255

TB13 - 36: 256 - 306

Displacement full, t

400

Length, m

TB1 - 12: 53.3 oa 50.9 pp

TB13 - 36: 56.4 oa 53.9 pp

Breadth, m

TB1 - 12: 5.33

TB13 - 36: 5.49

Draught, m

TB1 - 12: 1.83

TB13 - 36: 1.98

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

TB1 - 12: 3750

TB13 - 36: 4000

Max speed, kts

TB1 - 12: 26.5

TB13 - 36: 26

Fuel, t

TB1 - 12: oil 20

TB13 - 36: oil 25

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I, 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

35

Ship project history: "Coastal destroyers" intended for supplement the "Tribal" class large destroyers, they had 3-stage turbines and used oil fuel. By the reason of their small dimensions they were not seaworthy and can not undertake ocean escort work. Shortly after trials of first two ships these "destroyers" were re-rated as 1st class torpedo boats. All they were too lightly built and had not enough breadth to strengthen armament.

Modernizations: None

Naval service: TB10 (10/6/1915), TB11 (7/3/1917) and TB12 (10/6/1917) were stricken by German mines laid by submarines UC10 (TB10, TB11) and UC11 (TB12) in Thames mouth (TB10, TB12) and North sea (TB11). TB9 and TB13 collided in North sea 26/7/1916 and 26/1/1916 respectively. TB24 wrecked 28/1/1917 in Dover.

TB26

Ivan Gogin, 2008-13