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History of the Torpedo Boats of the United States Navy from WTB1 USS Stiletto in 1886 to TB35 USS Wilkes launched in 1901.  Photographs include ships such as USS Cushing, USS Mackenzie, USS Porter, USS Morris and USS Du Pont.

LIST OF US TORPEDO BOATS FROM 1886 TO 1901

NAME

LAUNCHED

FATE

Stiletto (WTB1) 1886 Sold 1911

USS StilettoContributed by Andrew Bailey.

 
Cushing (TB1) 23rd January 1890 Sunk as target 1920

USS Cushing

 
Ericsson (TB2) 18th February 1897 Sunk as target 1912

Foote Class

Foote (TB3) 1st October 1896 Sold 1920
Rodgers (TB4) 10th November 1896 Sold 1920
Winslow (TB5) 6th January 1897 Sold 1911

USS Winslow.  Contributed by Andrew Bailey.

Porter Class

Porter (TB6) 9th September 1896 Sold 1912

USS Porter

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USS Porter

Du Pont (TB7) 30th March 1897 Sold 1920

USS Du Pont

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Rowan (TB8) 8th April 1898 Sold 1918

Dahlgren Class

Dahlgren (TB9) 29th May 1899 Sold 1920
Craven (TB10) 25th September 1899 Used as target 1913

Davis Class

Davis (TB12) 4th June 1898 Sold 1920
Fox (TB13) 4th July 1898 Sold 1916
 
Morris (TB14) 13th April 1898 Sold 1924

USS Morris

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Talbot Class

Talbot (TB15) 14th November 1897 Became a ferry in 1912
Gwin (TB16) 15th November 1897 Sold 1925

MacKenzie Class

Mackenzie (TB17) 19th February 1898 Used as target 1916

USS MacKenzie.

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McKee (TB18) 5th March 1898 Used as target 1912 - 1920
 
Somers (TB22) 1897 Sold 1920

Bagley Class

Bagley (TB24) 25th September 1900 Sold 1919
Barney (TB25) 28th July 1900 Sold 1920
Biddle (TB26) 18th May 1901 Sold 1920

Blakely Class

Blakely (TB27) 22nd November 1900 Sold 1920
De Long (TB28) 23rd November 1900 Sold 1920

Nicholson Class

Nicholson (TB29) 23rd September 1901 Used as target 1909
O'Brien (TB30) 24th September 1900 Used as target 1909

Shubrick Class 

Shubrick (TB31) 21st October 1899 Sold 1920
Stockton (TB32) 27th December 1899 Used as target 1914 - 1916
Thornton (TB33) 15th May 1900 Sold 1920
 
Tingey (TB34) 25th March 1901 Sold 1920
 
Wilkes (TB35) 28th September 1901 Sold 1914
 

USS Katahdin

USS Albany

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USS Mayflower

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USS Texas with a Fleet of Torpedo Boats in Anapolis harbor c. 1906

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