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Motor Torpedo Boat Photo Archive

HM MTB-262
ex-PT-13


PT-13 served the Navies of the United States and Great Britain

70' Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 17 April 1940 as PT-13 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 25 October 1940
  • Placed in service 15 November 1940 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TWO (MTBRon 2) under the command of LCDR 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 April 1941
  • Commissioned HM MTB-262, 9 February 1942 and assigned to the 10th MTB Flotilla
  • Bombed and sunk 24 February 1943 off Cape Serrat, Tunisia.

    Specifications:

  • 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-262 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 3,600shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-11, 12, 13 & 14 103k
    PT-9, PT-12, PT-13, PT-14, PT-15 & PT-19 224k PT-12, PT-13, PT-14, PT-15, PT-19 and PT-9 underway at speed in late 1940-early 1941, assigned to MTBRon 2
    Life Magazine Archives - Thomas McAvoy Photographer, shared by Peter DeForest
    Mike Green
    PT-12 221k PT-12, PT-13, PT-14, PT-15 and PT-19 underway at speed in late 1940-early 1941, assigned to MTBRon 2
    Life Magazine Archives - Thomas McAvoy Photographer, shared by Peter DeForest
    PT-12 223k PT-12, PT-13, PT-14 and PT-15 underway at speed in late 1940-early 1941, assigned to MTBRon 2
    Life Magazine Archives - Thomas McAvoy Photographer, shared by Peter DeForest
    PT-13 194k Closeup port bow view of the PT-13 underway at speed in late 1940-early 1941, assigned to MTBRon 2
    Life Magazine Archives - Thomas McAvoy Photographer, shared by Peter DeForest

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-13
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