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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

HM MGB-68
ex-PT-6 (1)


PT-6 (1) served the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy

81' Experimental Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down as PT-6 (1) by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Contracted to Finland as rescue boats, but sold instead to Great Britain in June 1940
  • Completed 14 August 1940
  • Reclassified MGB-68 in January 1941
  • Relegated to training duties in July 1941 at HMS St. Christopher, the Coastal Forces training base at Fort William, Scotland
  • Paid off in July 1943
  • Sold in 1944
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 34 t.
  • Length 81'
  • Armament: Two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three Packard 3M-2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-6 (2) 256k c. August 1940
    PT-6 (1) inboard of the British motor rescue boat, MRB-2 at Higgins Industries
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-6 (1)
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