BRITISH POWER BOAT Co.
Page 5.
Motor Torpedo Boats
Pre and Second World War, 1936-1945

 

The following photographs have been supplied to me by various members of the World Naval Ships Forum - (those with an asterisk * are from Terry Dickins (Astraltrader) those with a double asterisk ** from Alan Benn and with a cross + Jim Bryce,) unless otherwise noted, and are used with their consent and my thanks. In most cases the photographers are unknown, however I make due acknowledgement to whomsoever was responsible. Acknowledgements also to Lenton & Colledge's Warships of WWII, Part Seven-Coastal Forces published by Ian Allen; Fast Boats and Flying Boats- a biography of Hubert Scott-Paine - by Adrian Rance, Ensign Books; Gunboat Command, biography of Lt. Commander Robert Hichens 2 DSOs,. 3 DSCs., RNVR by his son Anthony Hitchens; The Little Ships, by Gordon Holman, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., 1943; British Coastal Forces of WWII by Paul J. Kemp, ISO Publications 1997.
Definitions: MGB means - Motor Gun Boat; MTB means - Motor Toroedo Boat; MA/SB means - Motor Anti Submarine Boat; ASRL means - Air Sea Rescue Launch ( also known as High Speed Launch i.e. HSL) the latter used by the Royal Air Force, of which later.

MTB01
MTB 01**
Built Hythe, 22 tons,
60ft 3 inches x 13 ft 3 inches x 2ft 9 inches
3 Napier petrol engines 29 knots

MTB02
MTB 02**
Built Hythe, 22 tons,
60ft 3 inches x 13 ft 3 inches x 2ft 9 inches
3 Napier petrol engines 29 knots
MTB03
MTB 03**
Built Hythe, 22 tons,
60ft 3 inches x 13 ft 3 inches x 2ft 9 inches
3 Napier petrol engines 29 knots

MTB04
MTB 04**
Built Hythe, 22 tons,
60ft 3 inches x 13 ft 3 inches x 2ft 9 inches
3 Napier petrol engines 29- 33 knots

MTB11
MTB 011**
Built Hythe, 22 tons,
60ft 3 inches x 13 ft 3 inches x 2ft 9 inches
3 Napier petrol engines 29 - 33 knots

MTB19
MTB 19 *
Originally numbered 1
but renumbered 1940

Built Hythe, 22 tons,
60ft 3 inches x 13 ft 3 inches x 2ft 9 inches
3 Napier petrol engines 29-33 knots

MTB315
MTB 315
BPB designed American built Elco
boat.
Built USA, 45 tons,
77ft x 20ft x 4ft
3 Packard petrol engines, 4050BHP 40-45 knots

MTB449
MTB 449
in this photograph she has still to be fitted with 18 inch torpedo tubes.
Built Hythe c1943, 41 tons,
71ft 9 inches x 20 ft 3 inches x 5ft 9 inches
armed with a 2 pounder gun for'ard.
3 Packard petrol engines 3600 BHP
39 knots

MTB476
MTB 476*,
originally built as an MGB but reclassed and fitted with two 18 inch torpedo tubes, at her base HMS Hornet at Gosport..

Built Hythe c1943, 41 tons,
71ft 9 inches x 20 ft 3 inches x 5ft 9 inches
armed with two 18 inch torpedo tubes and a 6 pounder MK VIII gun for'ard.
3 Packard petrol engines 4050 BHP 39 knots
MTB488
MTB 488
Built Hythe c1943, 41 tons,
71ft 9 inches x 20 ft 3 inches x 5ft 9 inches
armed with two 18 inch torpedo tubes and a 6 pounder MK VIII gun for'ard.
3 Packard petrol engines 4050 BHP 39 knots
MTB494
MTB 494

Built Hythe c1943, 41 tons,
71ft 9 inches x 20 ft 3 inches x 5ft 9 inches
armed with two 18 inch torpedo tubes and a 6 pounder MK VIII gun for'ard.
3 Packard petrol engines 4050 BHP
39 knots

MTB507
MTB 507**
fitted with two 18 inch torpedo tubes.

Built Hythe, 41 tons,
71ft 9 inches x 20 ft 3 inches x 5ft 9 inches
3 Packard petrol engines 4050 BHP 39 knots
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