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  1. micol

    micol recruit

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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Mike,

    I am carrying out some research into the role of the Vosper Mk11 MTB around coastal waters 1939 - 1945.

    Could anyone please help with my research?

    Could you please advise of the weapons and fire power of the vessel, the ranks and duties of the crew, the average age of the crew, and where was the greatest amount of coastal action.

    Thank you in anticipation of your invaluable help

    Mike
     
  2. krieg

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    hi mike welcome aboard
    a fine place you have came .. you will enjoy your stay
    there will be someone here that will know somethink about the .MTB.
    all i know is they had .4.torpedo's .. and two twin .50.cal.mg's
    but most of the time im wrong
    cheers krieg:D
     
  3. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    Cant find much mate.

    Vosper 73ft Motor Torpedo Boat
    The Vosper MTB's were the smallest and fastest boats to serve in the Royal
    Navy during WWII and they had a significant impact on enemy merchant shipping.
    The 73ft MTB was armed with 2X18in. torpedo tubes and with 3 Packard engines
    of greater than 3600hp could reach 35-40 knots. The boats were also
    successfully use as minelayers and to insert secret agents.
     
  4. JCFalkenbergIII

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    Vosper Types 1 & 2
    Between 1943 and 1945 two Vosper designs appeared, the "Vosper Type I 73ft", and then the Type II

    Vosper Type I

    Vosper Type II


    This design remained in use after the war.
    • Length 73 ft (22 m)
    • Engine 4,200 hp
    • Speed 40 knots (74 km/h)
    • Range 480 nmi (890 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h) <
    • Displacement 49 t
    • Armament
      • Two 18-inch (457 mm) Torpedo
      • QF 6 pdr Mark IIA (57 mm)[1] 20mm Oerlikon
      • Two 0.303 Vickers MG
    • Crew 13
    Motor torpedo boat
     
  5. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    Nice info mate, It took me ages to find what I did. lol
     
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