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LETS SPEED AWAY!!!! 'HMTB 49' Torpedo Model Boat [17234]

This is from the VINCENT Collection.

H.M. T.B. 49 was one of 53 first-class torpedo boats of the 125 Footer class. On 21 January 1890, T.B. 49 was used in a test to see whether she could surmount harbour defensive barriers. The barrier used in the test was a spar six feet broad and fitted with spikes, intended to represent a defensive boom in Porchester Creek. The boat had been specially strengthened for the test and was worked up to twenty knots. Striking the boom with her stem slightly elevated, she topped it with ease. Inspections of plating and propellers indicated she had suffered no damage whatsoever, and it was concluded that such defensive structures should be doubled or be augmented with nets to entangle props.

In 1895, T.B. 49 was one of twenty-three first-class torpedo boats of at least 125 feet in length stationed in Portsmouth along with four smaller ones. By May 1919, T.B. 049 was among 33 obsolete ships awaiting sale.


LENGTH: 950 mm WIDTH: 250 mm HEIGHT: 450 mm

Measurements are approximate.


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LETS SPEED AWAY!!!! 'HMTB 49' Torpedo Model Boat [17234]

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