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HM MTB-290

BPT-32 was built for Great Britain

BPT-21 Class Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 15 January 1942 as BPT-32 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI
  • Launched 6 April 1943
  • Completed 12 April 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain 13 April 1943 and named HM MTB-290
  • Returned to U.S. Navy 31 May 1945
  • Destroyed in August 1945.


  • 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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