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HM MTB-288
ex-BPT-30


BPT-30 was built for Great Britain

BPT-21 Class Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 24 December 1941 as BPT-30 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, CT
  • Launched 9 March 1943
  • Completed 18 March 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain 26 March 1943 and named HM MTB-288
  • Bombed and sunk by aircraft 22 July 1943 off Augusta, Sicily.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 49 t.
  • Length 73'
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Armament: Two 18" torpedoes, one 20mm mount and two .303 cal. Vickers machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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