Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Spanish torpedo boat Rayo executing trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1887-1888 no. 10

An item referred to the magazine The Shipping World reporting that on 7th September the Spanish torpedo boat Rayo executed her first trials on the river Thames and later at open sea. She was built by the British firm Thornycroft and a sister ship of the Ariete earlier built. The armament consisted of fish torpedoes and some quick firing guns. On sea was a speed of 24,63 miles achieved.(1)

1. Laid down in 1886, launched in 1887, completed in 1887, renamed No. 4 in September 1905 and lost by a fire on 10 December 1905.