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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 Britian.

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
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy 11 April 1941 as HM MTB-262 and assigned to the 10th MTB Squadron
  • Bombed and sunk 24 February 1943 off Cape Serratt, 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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    PT-11, 12, 13 & 14 103k . .

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-13
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