USS O'Brien (TB-30)
USS O'Brien TB-30, undated, running trials before installation of armament.
|Namesake:||Captain Jeremiah O’Brien (1744–1818)|
|Builder:||Lewis Nixon Shipyard, Elizabethtown, New Jersey|
|Laid down:||29 December 1898|
|Launched:||24 September 1900|
|Sponsored by:||Miss Mira O’Brien, great-great granddaughter of Joseph O’Brien|
|Commissioned:||15 July 1905|
|Struck:||3 March 1909|
|Fate:||used as a target|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Blakely-class torpedo boat|
|Displacement:||220 long tons (220 t)|
|Length:||157 ft (48 m)|
|Beam:||17 ft (5.2 m)|
|Draft:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) (mean)|
|Installed power:||not known|
|Speed:||25 kn (29 mph; 46 km/h)|
|Complement:||28 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||3 × 1-pounder, 2 × 18 inch (450 mm) torpedo tubes|
USS O’Brien (TB-30) was a Blakely-class torpedo boat in the United States Navy named after Captain Jeremiah O'Brien and his five brothers, Gideon, John, William, Dennis and Joseph, who captured HMS Margaretta on June 12, 1775 during the American revolution.
Built in Elizabeth, New Jersey
The first ship to be so named by the Navy, O’Brien (Torpedo Boat 30) was laid down under the direct supervision of naval architect Arthur Leopold Busch at Navy Lt. Lewis Nixon's, Crescent Shipyard of Elizabethport, New Jersey, 29 December 1898; launched 24 September 1900; sponsored by Miss Mira O’Brien, great-great granddaughter of Joseph O’Brien; and commissioned 15 July 1905, Lt. Edward Woods in command.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Naval History Photographic History of the United States Navy - USS O'BRIEN (Torpedo Boat # 30, TB-30)