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HM MTB-311

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Easy - Item

PT-53 was built for Great Britain

77' Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 1 July 1941 as PT-53 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Reclassified BPT-5 in July 1941
  • Launched 12 September 1941
  • Completed 23 February 1942
  • Transferred to Great Britain 17 February 1942, commissioned HM MTB-311 and assigned to the 10th/15th MTB Flotillas
  • Mined and sunk off Bone, Algeria 2 May 1943.


  • 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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