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HM MTB-309

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Charlie - Oboe

PT-51 was built for Great Britain.

77' Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 23 June 1941 as PT-51 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Reclassified BPT-3 in July 1941
  • Launched 3 September 1941
  • Completed 9 February 1942, transferred to Great Britain and commissioned HM MTB-309 and assigned to the 10th/15th MTB Flotillas
  • Destroyed in October 1945.


  • Displacement 40 t.
  • Length 77'
  • Beam 19' 11"
  • Draft 4' 6"
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Armament: Two twin .50 cal. Browning M2 machine guns in Dewander turrets and four 21" torpedoes
  • Propulsion: Three 3,600shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-51 127k c. July 1942
    Ta' Xbiex, Malta
    Moored alongside MTB-313, ex-PT-55
    Coastal Forces Veterans Forum

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