HMS Thracian (1920)

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HMS Thracian- IJN Patrol Boat No. 101.jpg
HMS Thracian in 1941
Career (United Kingdom) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Thracian (D86)
Ordered: 1915
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie and Company
Sheerness Dockyard
Laid down: 17 January 1918
Launched: 5 March 1920
Commissioned: 1 April 1922
Fate: Agrounded on 25 December 1941 at Aberdeen
General characteristics HMS Thracian
Class & type: Admiralty S class destroyer
Displacement: 1,075 tons
Length: 276 ft (84 m) o/a
Beam: 26 ft 9 in (8.15 m)
Draught: 10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
Propulsion: Brown-Curtis, steam turbines, 2 shafts, 27,000 shp
Speed: 36 knots
Range: 250-300 tons of oil
Complement: 90
Armament:

3 × QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mark IV guns, mount P Mk. IX
1 × QF 2 pdr Mark II "pom-pom"
4 × Lewis Guns
2 × twin tubes for 21 in torpedoes

2 × fixed 14 in tubes for torpedoes (later removed)
Career (Japan) Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Patrol Boat No. 101
(第101号哨戒艇, Dai-101-Gō Shōkaitei?)
Builder: Navy 2nd Construction Department at Hong Kong
Acquired: 1942
Commissioned: 1 October 1942
Decommissioned: 1945
In service: 1942-1945
Renamed: 15 March 1944
Special Training Ship No. 1
(特第1号練習艇, Toku Dai-1-Gō Renshūtei?)
Reclassified: 15 March 1944, Training Ship
Reinstated: Returnd to Royal Navy in October 1945
Fate: Scrapped in February 1946
General characteristics Patrol Boat No.101
Class & type: Patrol boat/Training ship
Displacement: 1,150 long tons (1,168 t) standard
Length: 80.79 m (265 ft 1 in) Lpp
Beam: 8.17 m (26 ft 10 in)
Draft: 3.01 m (9 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 × Brown-Curtis turbines,
3 × Yarrow water tube boilers,
2 shafts, 10,000 shp
Speed: 25 knots (29 mph; 46 km/h)
Complement: December 1943
119
March 1944
113
Sensors and
processing systems:
Mk. 23 gunfire control radar (1944)
Armament: 25 November 1942
3 × QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mark IV guns
15 March 1944
4 × Type 92 610 mm TTs
2 × 6th Year Type 533 mm TTs
2 × Type 93 13 mm AA guns
1 × Type 94 depth charge thrower
10 × Type 95 depth charges

HMS Thracian was an Admiralty S class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

HMS Thracian was laid down on 17 January 1918 at Hawthorn Leslie and Company, launched on 5 March 1920 and completed at Sheerness Dockyard on 1 April 1922.

Royal Navy service (1922 – 1941)[edit]

Imperial Japanese Navy service (1942 – 1945)[edit]

IJN Patrol Boat No. 101 in 1942
IJN Special Training Ship No. 1 in 1945
  • 1 October 1942: Registered to naval ship list in the Imperial Japanese Navy, and classification to the Special service ship (Patrol boat). Renamed

Patrol Boat No. 101.

  • 25 November 1942: Repairs were completed by the Navy 2nd Construction Department, and assigned to the Yokosuka Naval District.
  • (after): She spent her time on convoy escort operations in the Yokosuka Area.
  • 15 August 1943: Assigned to the Torpedo warfare school (Yokosuka).
  • 15 March 1944: Classification to the miscellaneous ship (Training ship), and renamed Special Training Ship No. 1. She was used for a test bed of the new weapons.
  • 15 August 1945: Survived war at Yokosuka.
  • October 1945: Returned to Royal Navy.
  • February 1946: Scrapped at Hong Kong.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Rekishi Gunzō, History of Pacific War Vol.45, Truth histories of the Imperial Japanese Naval Vessels, Gakken (Japanese publisher), May 2004, ISBN 4-05-603412-5.
  • Ships of the World, special issue Vol.45, Escort Vessels of the Imperial Japanese Navy, "Kaijinsha". , (Japan), 1996.
  • The Maru Special, Japanese Naval Vessels No.49, "Japanese submarine chasers and patrol boats", "Ushio Shobō".  (Japan), 1981.