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HM MTB-316

Call sign:
Nan - Able - Xray - Zebra


PT-58 was built for Great Britain

77' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Planned as Motor Boat Submarine Chaser, PTC-26
  • Reclassified PT-58 in June 1941
  • Laid down 22 July 1941 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Reclassified BPT-10 later that month
  • Launched 3 October 1941
  • Transferred to Great Britain 23 February 1942
  • Completed 10 March 1942
  • Reclassified HM MTB-316, 14 June 1942 and assigned to the 10th/15th MTB Flotillas
  • Lost 17 July 1943 by a direct hit from the Italian Cruiser Scipione Africano in the Strait of Messina, near Reggio di Calabria, Italy.


  • 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 1,500shp Packard V12 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-59 136k c. 1941
    Bayonne, NJ
    Under construction. PT-59 in the foreground, along with PT-58, center and PT-57, in the background
    PT Boats Public Group

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-58
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