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HM MTB-407

Call sign:
Nan - Tare - George - Jig

PT-395 served the Royal Navy and U.S. Army

70' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 15 November 1943 as PT-395 by Robert Jacob, City Island, NY
  • Launched 22 June 1944
  • Completed 30 August 1944, transferred to Great Britain and named HM MTB-407 under the command of T/Lt. Hubert Charles Houssemayne "Hugh" Du Boulay, RNVR
  • Returned to U.S. custody 10 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946
  • Transferred to the U.S. Army 1 April 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in January 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 39 t.
  • Length 72'
  • Beam 19'
  • Draft 4' 9"
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Complement 13
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts, 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PT-391 69k Robert Jacob advertisement photo The PT Boat Forum
    PT-395 225k c. 1945
    Mediterranean Sea
    She is fitted with U.S. SO radar, whip aerial and twin 20mm Oerlikon forward
    Photo courtesy Geoffrey Hudson from "Allied Coastal Forces of World War II: Volume II" by John lambert and Al Ross
    Robert Hurst
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