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HM MTB-310

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Dog - Uncle

PT-52 was built for Great Britain

77' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 26 June 1941 as PT-52 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Reclassified BPT-4 in July 1941
  • Launched 8 September 1941
  • Completed 10 February 1942
  • Transferred to Great Britain 20 February 1942 and commissioned HM MTB-310
  • Sunk off Tobruk, Libya by German aircraft 14 September 1942.


  • 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 Dewandre turrets and four 21" torpedoes
  • Propulsion: Three 3,600shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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