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HM torpedo boat No 98
The Engineer
vol. 91, 391, p. 86

Accession No.707


With the advent of the destroyer the Admiralty had ceased to place orders for torpedo boats, but they later re-adopted them in 1901, when they placed an order for the first of four 25-knot torpedo boats with John I. Thornycroft and Company, Chiswick. Torpedo boat No. 98 (Length 164 feet overall, 160 feet between perpendiculars, beam 17 feet, draught 5 feet 10 inches; displacement 185 tons) was to be the most powerful torpedo boat in the world at the time.