Grasshopper Class Torpedo Gunboat HMS Sandfly

Grasshopper Class Torpedo Gunboat HMS Sandfly
Here we see the Grasshopper class torpedo gunboat HMS Sandfly of 1888, one of the first attempts to deal with the threat of the torpedo boat. The torpedo gunboat was soon outclassed by the larger torpedo boat destroyer, and the Sandfly was sold for scrap in 1905.
British Destroyers From Earliest Days to the Second World War, Norman Friedman. A very detailed look at the design of British destroyers from their earliest roots as torpedo boat destroyers, though the First World War and up to the start of the Second World War, supported by vast numbers of plans and well chosen photographs [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (DATE), Grasshopper Class Torpedo Gunboat HMS Sandfly, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_sandfly_grasshopper_class.html

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