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HM MTB-316

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Xray - Zebra


PT-57 was built for Great Britain

77' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Planned as Motor Boat Submarine Chaser, PTC-26
  • Reclassified PT-58 in June 1941
  • Laid down 22 July 1941 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Reclassified BPT-10 later that month
  • Launched 3 October 1941
  • Transferred to Great Britain 23 February 1942
  • Completed 10 March 1942
  • Reclassified HM MTB-316, 14 June 1942
  • Torpedoed and sunk 17 July 1943 by an Italian Cruiser off Reggio, Messina, Italy.


    Displacement 40 t.
    Length 77'
    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
    Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.

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