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HM MGB-86
ex-PTC-5


PTC-5 served the Navies of the United States and Great Britain

PTC-1 Class Motor Boat Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Completed 17 February 1941
  • Placed in service as PTC-5, 6 March 1941 and assigned to Motor Boat Submarine Chaser Squadron One under the command of LTJG John D. Buckley, USN
  • Transferred to Great Britain 4 April 1941 and reclassified HM MGB-86
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody 21 July 1945
  • Laid up at Gillingham, England to December 1947 then transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 27 t.
  • Length 70'
  • Beam 15' 3"
  • Draft 3' 10"
  • Speed 30 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: Two twin .50 cal. Browning M2 machine guns and 24 depth charges
  • Propulsion: Two 1,500shp Hall-Scott Defender gasoline engines, two shafts.
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    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    PTC-5 131k Side and deck plan
    Drawings from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Vol. 2" by John Lambert and Al Ross
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PTC-5
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