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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

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MTB412 motor torpedo boats (1942 - 1946)

MTB467 1943

Names

MGB74 - 75, 1943 - MTB412 - 413

MGB76

MGB77, 1943 - MTB415

MGB78 - 79

MGB80 - 81, 1943 - MTB417 - 418

MGB107 - 108, 1943 - MTB430 - 431

MGB109 - 110

MTB435 - 458 (ex-MGB111 - 134)

MTB459 - 466 (ex-MGB135 - 142) (RCN from 1944)

MTB467 - 469 (ex-MGB143 - 145)

MTB470 (ex-MGB146), 1948 - P1570 FPB1570

MTB471 - 479 (ex-MGB147 - 155)

MTB480 (ex-MGB156), 1948 - P1580 FPB1580

MTB481 - 484 (ex-MGB157 - 160)

MTB485 - 486 (ex-MGB161 - 162) (RCN from 1944)

MTB487 (ex-MGB163)

MTB488 (ex-MGB164), 1948 - P1588 MTB1588

MTB489 - 490 (ex-MGB165 - 166)

MTB491 (ex-MGB167) (RCN from 1944)

MTB492 - 495 (ex-MGB168 - 171)

MTB496 (ex-MGB172), 1947 - FPB1596, 1948- P1596 FPB1596

MTB497 (ex-MGB173)

MTB498 (ex-MGB174), 1947 - FPB1598, 1948- P1598 FPB1598

MTB499 - 500 (ex-MGB175 - 176)

MTB501 - 504

MTB505, 1948- P1505 Proud Fusilier

MTB506, 1948- P1506 Proud Grenadier

MTB507, 1948- P1507 Proud Guardsman

MTB508, 1948- P1508 Proud Highlander

MTB509, 1948- P1509 Proud Knight

MTB519, 1948- P1519 Proud Lancer

MTB520

MTB521, 1948- P1521 MTB1521

MTB522, 1948- P1522 Proud Legionary

MTB596, 1948- P1596 Proud Patriot

MTB598, 1948- P1598 Proud Patroller

Builders

British Power Boat, Hythe: MTB7-81, 107-110, 435-509, 519-522, 596, 598

Completed

4/1942 - 2/1943: MGB74 - 81 (MTB412 - 418), MGB107 - 110 (MTB430 - 434)

3-12/1944: MTB435 - 500

3-11/1945: MTB501 - 508, 519 - 522, 596, 598

1/1946: MTB509

Losses

MGB76 (6/10/1942), MGB78 (3/10/1942), MGB79 (28/2/1943), MGB109 (25/2/1943), MGB110 (29/5/1943), MTB412 (27/7/1944), MTB417 (16/3/1944), MTB430 (27/7/1944), MTB434 (9/7/1944), MTB438 (14/2/1945), MTB444 (14/2/1945), MTB448 (11/6/1944), MTB459 (15/2/1945), MTB460 (3/7/1944), MTB461 (15/2/1945), MTB462 (15/2/1945), MTB463 (8/7/1944), MTB465 (15/2/1945), MTB466 (15/2/1945), MTB494 (7/4/1945) 

Transfers

Netherlands, 4-5/1944: MTB418, 432, 433, 436 - 437, 453

RCN, 1944: MTB459 - 467, 485 - 486, 491

Poland, 1943-1944 (temporarily): MTB437 (S4)

Discarding

1945: MTB447, 456, 477, 482, 501

1946: MTB458, 490, 497

1947: MTB481, 493, 502

1948: MTB489, 503, 504

1949: P1588

1955: MTB467

1958: P1505 - 1509, 1519, 1521, 1522, 1596, 1598

 

Displacement standard, t

37 - 46

Displacement full, t

46 - 53

Length, m

21.9

Breadth, m

6.27

Draught, m

1.28 - 1.37 deep load

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Packard petrol engines

Power, h. p.

3600 - 4050

Max speed, kts

38 - 40 trials

Fuel, t

petrol 1250 l

Endurance nm(kts)  

Armament

MGB: 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 2 - 4 DC

MTB: 1 x 1 - 57/43 6pdr 7cwt QF Mk II, 1 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 2 - 450 TT, 2 DC

MTB509: 1 x 1 - 114/19 Mk I, 1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 2 - 450 TT, 2 DC

Sensors

completed 1942-1943: type 286PU radar

completed 1943-1944: type 291U radar

completed 1944-1946: type 291U or type 293 or type 268U radar

Complement

12 - 17

Ship project history: 70-ft BPB design.

Modernizations: 1943-1944, most earlier: - type 286PU radar; + type 291U radar

1945, MTB520: - 1 x 1 - 57/43; + 1 x 1 - 114/19 8cwt QF Mk I

Naval service: 1946: MTB481, 490 became controlled targets CT48, 49.

1947: Many MTB were reclassified to FPB (fast patrol boats)

 

MGB75 1942

 

MTB488 1944

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15