Torpedo boat

Salmon class (A class, 27-knot classes, 1895)

Two torpedo boat destroyers were built of the Salmon class at Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull:

  • HMS Salmon, laid down 12th March 1894, launched 15th January 1895, completed January 1896 and sold for scrap 1912.
  • HMS Snapper, laid down 2nd April 1894, launched 30th January 1895, completed January 1896 and sold for scrap 1912.

Janus class (A class, 27-knot classes, 1895)

HMS Lightening at sea, later to be struck by a mine.

Three torpedo boat destroyers were built of the Janus class destroyer for the Royal Navy. They were built at Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow:

  • HMS Janus, laid down 28th March 1894, launched 12th March 1895, completed November 1895 and scrapped in 1914.
  • HMS Lightening, laid down 28th March 1894, launched 10th April 1895, completed January 1896 and sank by mine 30th June 1915.
  • HMS Porcupine, launched 19th September 1895 and sold for scrap in 1920.

Hardy class (A class, 27-knot classes, 1895)

Two torpedo boat destroyers were built of the Hardy class at William Doxford & Sons yard, Sunderland:

  • HMS Hardy, laid down 1894, launched 16th December 1895, sold for scrap 11th July 1911.
  • HMS Haughty, laid down 28th May 1894, launched 18t September 1895, sold for scrap 10th April 1912.

Charger class (A class, 27-knot classes, 1894)

HMS Dasher at sea steaming with white ensign of the Royal Navy

Three torpedo boat destroyers of the Charger class were constructed at the Yarrow Shipbuilders yard, Poplar, London:

  • HMS Charger, laid down November 1893, launched 15th September 1894, scrapped 1912.
  • HMS Hasty, laid down December 1893, launched 16th June 1894, scrapped 1912.
  • HMS Dasher, laid down December 1893, launched 28th November 1894, completed March 1896, scrapped 1912.

Ardent class (A class, 27-knot classes, 1894)

HMS Ardent at sea steaming in calm seas

Three torpedo boat destroyers were built of the Ardent class destroyer for the Royal Navy. Identical to the proceeding Daring class torpedo boat destroyer, they were an upgrade to their armament.

  • HMS Ardent, launched 16th October 1894.
  • HMS Boxer, launched 28th February 1894.
  • HMS Bruizer, launched 27th February 1895.

Ferret class (Twenty-six Knotters, 1893)

HMS Ferret of the Royal Navy, torpedo boat destroyer steaming at sea.

Two Ferret class torpedo boat destroyers were built at Laid, Son & Co at Birkenhead:

  • HMS Ferret, laid down July 1893, launched 9th December 1893, completed March 1895 and was sunk 1911 for target practise.
  • HMS Lynx, laid down July 1893, launched 9th December 1893, completed March 1895 and was scrapped 1912.

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