TB 191 was a second-class torpedo boat constructed for the Colony of Tasmania and later operated by the Commonwealth Naval Forces and the Royal Australian Navy. She was sold in 1911. TB 191 was ordered by the Australian colonial government of Tasmania in 1882 to protect the colony from possible foreign invader attack. Built by John I Thornycroft & Company the torpedo boat was 67 feet in length with a draught of 3.25 feet and a displacement of 12.5 tons. Similar in construct to torpedo boats ordered by the other Australian colonies the TB 191 was sold in 1905 to the Colony of South Australia where she then became part of the Commonwealth Naval Forces.
Do you have any photographs, captain's logs, deck logs or similar such entries that document her daily naval service activities?
If you can help please contact maritime historian Val Pylypenko on 0419 957 470.
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