|Owner:||Colony of Tasmania
Colony of South Australia
Commonwealth Naval Forces
|Builder:||John I. Thornycroft & Company, Chiswick|
|Type:||Second-class torpedo boat|
|Length:||67 ft (20 m)|
|Draught:||3.25 ft (0.99 m)|
Design and construction
TB 191 was ordered by the Australian colonial government of Tasmania in 1882 to protect the colony from possible Russian or French attack, and was built by John I. Thornycroft & Company. The torpedo boat was 67 feet (20 m) long, with a draught of 3.25 feet (0.99 m), and a displacement of 12.5 tons, similar to the other torpedo boats ordered by the other Australian colonies.
Built at a cost of ₤4,011, TB 191 arrived in Tasmania onboard SS Abington on 1 May 1884. Operated by the Tasmanian Torpedo Corps, she appears to not have been used much in service of the Tasmanian colony. She was sold in 1905 to the Colony of South Australia, being towed to Adelaide by HMCS Protector, before becoming part of the Commonwealth Naval Forces.
She was sold in 1911.
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