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Torpedo-Boat Destroyers

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Naval Affairs

Torpedo-Boat Destroyers

hearings before the United States Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, Fifty-Fourth Congress, second session, on Feb. 23, 1897

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Naval Affairs

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

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  • Torpedo-boat destroyers -- United States

  • About the Edition

    Hearing was issued as S. Doc. 54-152

    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination6 p
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15280458M

    For two decades Norman Friedman's account of the development of American destroyers has been a standard reference. The revised edition includes the two eventful decades of designs since the Spruance and Perry classes. The design evolution of the Arleigh Burke class, which has become the standard U.S. surface combatant, is described in detail for the first time, based on /5(2). From these efforts came ‘torpedo catchers’, torpedo-gunboats and eventually the torpedo-boat destroyer, a type so successful that it eclipsed and the usurped the torpedo-boat itself. With its title shortened to ‘destroyer’, the type evolved rapidly and was soon in service in many navies, but in none was the evolution as rapid or as.

    The World Encyclopedia of Destroyers and Frigates: An Illustrated History of Destroyers and Frigates, from Torpedo Boat Destroyers, Corvettes and Escort Vessels Through to the Modern Ships of the Missile Age by Bernard Ireland (, Hardcover) for sale online | eBay4/5(1). Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: Chapters: Admiralty type leaders of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Battle class destroyers, Daring class destroyers () of the Royal Australian Navy, N class destroyers of the Royal Australian Navy, Parker class leaders of the Royal .

    Bainbridge (Torpedo-boat Destroyer No. 1) was the lead ship of this class, though the first ship to be commissioned in this class was Decatur II (DD 5) in May This was the U.S. Navy’s first class of a new type of small warship—the torpedo-boat destroyer. In the s, the game-changing self-propelled torpedo was invented, forcing the. Tin Cans and Greyhounds: the destroyers that won two world wars, by Clint Johnson (Regnery History, ). Aside from the typical hyperbolic subtitle, this is an interesting and valuable history of the destroyer, from the first use of a torpedo, during the Civil War, through the development of the Whitehead torpedo, the torpedo boat, and the torpedo boat destroyer up to the end of /5.


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Torpedo-Boat Destroyers by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Naval Affairs Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Littoral Combat Ship Omnibus: A Torpedo Boat Destroyer for the 21st Century This book is a cronilogical listing or precvious public documents brought together for a research who may want to consider compliling a ships data item on this class of ships as operational histories come along.

It is a good tome for reserchers and later historians.3/5(1). World Enc of Destroyers and Frigates: An Illustrated History Of Destroyers And Frigates, From Torpedo Boat Destroyers, Corvettes And Escort Vessels Through To The Modern Ships Of The Missile Age Hardcover – January 2, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Please try again later/5(7). The Hardcover of the First Destroyers: The Turtleback Torpedo Boat Destroyers of the s by David Lyon at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages:   The first part of this book on destroyers covers the developments of the Torpedo Boat Destroyers to the Flush deckers, the old "four piper" destroyers.

The early era of destroyer development goes from the Bainbridge of to the end of WWII. A full chapter is given to the flush deck destroyers of World War One.5/5(5). Printing and selling books: Destroyers and Torpedo Boats of the Imperial Japanese Navy - (The IJN Navy Warship Series) (Volume 4) Paperback – Octo by Alexandr Nicolaevich Batalov (Author) /5(2).

Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and line drawings, this reprint of the popular book comprehensively details in one volume all the destroyers built between and by the navies of the world.

Each class is described under three. InCongress authorized six more ships (torpedo boat destroyers Nos. 63–68): Sampson and Rowan from Fore River, Davis and Allen from Bath, Wilkes from Cramp and, for the first time, Shaw from California’s Mare Island Navy Yard.

The Sampson class differed from Torpedo-Boat Destroyers book preceding Tucker class mainly in the Torpedo-Boat Destroyers book in torpedo battery to twelve tubes.

The Caldwell-class. The US Navy’s second class of 1,ton torpedo boat destroyers authorized in was similar to the Cassin class—four more ships authorized in and completed by Cramp at Philadelphia in – Aylwin, Parker, Benham and Balch (torpedo boat destroyers Nos.

47–50). The four were slightly heavier than the Cassins, but other particulars were unchanged. The B class as designated in was a heterogeneous group of torpedo boat destroyers (TBDs) built for the Royal Navy in the late s.

They were constructed to the individual designs of their builders to meet Admiralty specifications, the uniting feature being a specified top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h) and four funnels, although the funnel spacings differed between : 30–36 knots (56–67 km/h; 35–41 mph).

This book covers the early part of this journey, whilst a book on British destroyers in reality it is a good guide to the development of the destroyer generally given the Royal Navy's role in developing the type in the era covered by the book/5(14).

Starting in the 's with the genesis of the torpedo boat, the book goes through to the last of the classic British destroyers, the "I" class of the program. Details and photos of the Second World War modifications to the pre British ships, and the ex-American flush deckers are also included/5(14).

Editorial Reviews "The First Destroyers provides an in-depth history based on original sources of the Torpedo Boat Destroyers of the s - the first ever built. Admiralty documents and plans are used to reveal the history and development of these vessels.

Plenty of photos, diagrams and descriptions enhance an excellent coverage.". The Torpedo Boat Destroyers (TBDs) of the s - the first destroyers - were among the fastest and most glamorous naval vessels ever built and command of one was coveted by all young naval officers.

Drawing on Admiralty documents and plans, the author has compiled a brilliant collection of data on the development of these vessels. Torpedo boat destroyers. Inthe surviving members of the large heterogeneous array of older knot and knot torpedo boat destroyer types (all six of the original knot ships had been disposed of by the end of ) were organised into the A, B, C and D classes according to their design speed and the number of funnels they possessed.

All were of a "turtle-back". The first of these ships to be commissioned was USS Decatur (Torpedo-Boat Destroyer No. 5), on but the honor of being the first American destroyer is usually given. Friedman provides fully detailed and illustrated descriptions of all classes of U.S.

destroyers, from their torpedo boat forebears onward. Detailed ship profiles by the renowned naval expert A. Baker III are included, along with section views that show internal arrangements. The US Navy’s first class of 1,ton torpedo boat destroyers was also its first to mount a new 4-inch rapid fire gun.

Four ships (torpedo boat destroyers Nos. 43–46) were authorized in March and completed in Cassin and Cummings from Bath, Downes from New York Shipbuilding and Duncan from Fore River.

German ocean-going torpedo boats and destroyers of World War I From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The German large, or ocean-going, torpedo boats and destroyers of World War I were built by the Imperial German Navy between and as part of its quest for a “High Seas” or ocean-going fleet.

Torpedo boat destroyers were a relatively new type of warship and Truxton prepared for her mission of escorting warships and attacking fast torpedo boats through the summer. In August, she participated in maneuvers off Frenchman's Bay, Maine, in the Presidential review by Theodore Roosevelt at Oyster Bay, and in a joint Army-Navy exercise off.

Early torpedo boat destroyers, like the Truxtun you mentioned, were all reclassified as destroyers and the term "Torpedo Boat Destroyer" faded away. After the early years of the 's, you see term Torpedo Boat Destroyer disappear and the term Destroyer being applied to not just the newly built vessels but to the earlier vessels as well.

Overall length increased to more than feet beginning with the Tucker class of fiscal year Again, Congress authorized six ships (torpedo boat destroyers Nos.

57–62): Tucker from Fore River, Conyngham and Porter from Cramp, Wadsworth from Bath and Jacob Jones and Wainwright from New York Shipbuilding.The Torpedo Boat Destroyers soon came under heavy attack by the Armed Yacht USS GLOUCESTER, under the former First Officer of USS MAINE, Lt.

Commander Richard Wainwright, the Battleships INDIANA and IOWA and, a little later, the Armored Cruiser NEW YORK.

Both Spanish vessels were soon riddled, the FUROR plunging to the bottom and the .The D class as they were known from was a fairly homogeneous group of torpedo boat destroyers (TBDs) built for the Royal Navy in the mids. They were all constructed to the individual designs of their builder, John I.

Thornycroft & Company of Chiswick, to meet Admiralty uniting feature of the class was a top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) Builders: John I. Thornycroft & Company.