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HM MTB-306
ex-BPT-48


BPT-48 was built for India

BPT-21 Class Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 12 February 1942 as BPT-48 by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Launched 14 January 1943
  • Completed 31 March 1943, transferred to India and named HM MTB-306
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Returned to U.S. Navy 17 March 1946 and transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Fate unknown.

    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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    BPT-48 61k c. 1944
    Photo courtesy Geoffrey Hudson from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Volume II" by John lambert and Al Ross
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for BPT-48
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