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HM MTB-396

Call sign:
Nan - Tare - Fox - Baker

PT-384 was built for Great Britain.

70' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 15 May 1943 as PT-384 by Robert Jacob, City Island, NY
  • Launched 2 October 1943
  • Completed 6 May 1944, transferred to Great Britain and reclassified HM MTB-396
  • Returned to U.S. custody 10 September 1945
  • Destroyed in October 1945.


  • Displacement 39 t.
  • Length 72'
  • Beam 19'
  • Draft 4' 9"
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Complement 13
  • Armament: One twin Vickers .50 cal. machine gun in Mk 5 turret, two 21" torpedoes and two depth charges
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-384 308k HM MTB 396, displays her Light Standard Scheme F camouflage. Notable differences from British-built Vospers include the Type SO radar and the additional sheer clamp
    U.S. Navy photo from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Vol. II" by John Lambert and Al Ross
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PT-384
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