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HM MTB-294

BPT-36 was built for India

BPT-21 Class Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 8 April 1942 as BPT-36 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI
  • Launched 8 June 1943
  • Completed 8 July 1943
  • Transferred to India 9 July 1943 and named HM MTB-294
  • Struck from the Naval Register 26 February 1946
  • Returned to U.S. Navy 15 March 1946 and transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 49 t.
  • Length 71'
  • Beam 19;
  • Draft 4' 9"
  • Speed 40 kts.
  • Armament: Two 18" torpedoes, one 20mm mount and two .303 cal. Vickers machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    BPT-36 66k Bristol, CT
    Running trials
    The Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné website

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