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HM MTB-268
ex-PT-19


PT-19 served the Navies of the United States and Great Britian.

70' Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 7 June 1940 as PT-19 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 16 December 1940
  • Completed 23 December 1940
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy in April 1940
  • Placed in service as HM MTB-287, 31 December 1940 and assigned to the 10th MTB Squadron
  • Returned to U.S. Navy 16 March 1945
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in August 1946
  • Fate unknown.

    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-268 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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