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HM MTB-397
ex-PT-385



Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Fox - Easy


PT-385 served the Navies of Great Britain and Egypt.

70' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 15 May 1943 as PT-385 by Robert Jacobs, City Island, NY
  • Launched 9 October 1943
  • Completed 13 May 1944, transferred to Great Britain and reclassified HM MTB-397
  • Returned to U.S. custody 16 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 March 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in January 1947 and sold to Egypt
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 39 t.
  • Length 72'
  • Beam 19'
  • Draft 4' 9"
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Complement 13
  • Armament: One twin Vickers .50 cal. machine gun in Mk 5 turret, two 21" torpedoes and two depth charges
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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