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HM MTB-260

PT-11 served the Navies of the United States and Great Britian.

70' Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 1 April 1940 as PT-11 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 7 October 1940
  • Completed 8 November 1940
  • Placed in service 12 November 1940 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWO (MTBRon 2) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Earl S. Caldwell, USN
  • MTBRon 2 tested the first 70' Elco boats in Florida and Caribbean waters in the winter of 1940/41
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy 11 March 1941
  • Commissioned HM MTB-260, 23 January 1942 and assigned to the 10th MTB Flotilla
  • Returned to U.S. Navy 16 March 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in December 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 40 t.
  • Length 70'
  • Beam 19' 11"
  • Draft 4' 6"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Armament: Two twin .50 cal. Browning M2 machine guns in Dewandre turrets and four 18" torpedoes
    (MTB-260 added two .303 cal. twin Mk1 Lewis machine guns, one 20mm mount and two depth charges in addition to replacing the 18" torpedoes with two 21" torpedoes)
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-11, 12, 13 & 14 103k
    PT-10 111k Firing practice on PT-11 prior to transfer
    U.S. Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    PT-10 184k PT-17, PT-10, PT-11 and the other boats of MTBRon 2
    PT-10 112k Same as above photo from the 1940s Hi-Speed Victory Club War Album Series presented by Hi-Speed Gas Stations Tommy Trampp
    PT-11 116k Library of Congress photo LC-USE6-D-009125 Mike Green
    PT-11 110k Aground on a sandbar near the Isla de Pinos (Isles of Pines), off southwest Cuba. In this photograph she is being stripped for refloating
    Photo from PTBM
    Robert Hurst
    HM MTB-260
    PT-11 95k HM MTB-313, ex-PT-55; HM MTB-260 and HM MTB-77 moored at Valetta, Malta
    Imperial War Museum photo 14545 by LT F. G. Roper, Royal Navy Official photographer
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-11
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