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ex-PT-6 (1)

PT-6 (1) served the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy

81' Experimental Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down as PT-6 (1) by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA
  • Contracted to Finland as rescue boats, but sold instead to Great Britain in June 1940
  • Completed 14 August 1940
  • Reclassified MGB-68 in January 1941
  • Relegated to training duties in July 1941 at HMS St. Christopher, the Coastal Forces training base at Fort William, Scotland
  • Paid off in July 1943
  • Sold in 1944
  • Purchased by Euan O'Brien's father in 1968 from a shipyard in Bute, Scotland, where she had sat on the slip way there since sometime late in the war
  • Made seaworthy again and moved her to Bowling Basin on the Clyde where she was used as a Houseboat until 1977
  • Sold and as a Houseboat in Bowling until the late 1980s, when she was moved further down the Clyde
  • Destroyed by fire in 1988.


  • Displacement 34 t.
  • Length 81'
  • Armament: Two twin .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three Packard 3M-2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-6 (1) 142k c. 1941
    International Nickel Co. magazine ad
    Tommy Trampp

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