BMPT Forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Boats (In alphabetical order) > Motor Torpedo Boats
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - MTB458
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

MTB458

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 13>
Author
Message
Joeblob View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 10 December 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 10
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Joeblob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: MTB458
    Posted: 10 December 2005 at 2:41pm

 Hi

I am trying to trace the history of one of  my fathers old boats MTB 458 which was a British Power Boat and formed part of the 4th flotilla based at Lowestoft (HMS Mantis)

Any info greatly appreciated

Back to Top
Christian View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 17 June 2005
Location: Gibraltar
Status: Offline
Points: 769
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2006 at 3:12pm

Hello Joeblob

MTB458 (now Mahaba) is on the River Itchen next to the Cobden Bridge between St Denys and Bitterne Triangle in the Southampton area.She is the one closest to the bridge in a bad state,there's another beside her (Sungo ex MTB486).There's a pic on the internet(google image) under "sunken houseboat" .Info is courtesy of Philip Simons.Let me know if you want a better pic taken 06/04/06 by Dominic Winsor the owner of the website with the pics.

Best regards

Christian



Edited by Christian
Back to Top
Joeblob View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 10 December 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 10
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Joeblob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2006 at 1:39pm

Hi Christian

Thanks for the photo and info, any other pics would be greatly appreciated

                                     Joeblob

Back to Top
Christian View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 17 June 2005
Location: Gibraltar
Status: Offline
Points: 769
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2006 at 2:49pm

Hi Joeblob

Here's an aft view courtesy of Dominic Winsor,were you aware the boat had survived until now?Sadly it doesn't look as though she will last much longer,if you have the means to do so perhaps you can take her on as a restoration project.Suggest you contact Dominic via his website,he lives closeby and is helpful to the extreme.

Best Regards,

Christian

 

Back to Top
rozm2 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 07 June 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 99
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rozm2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 June 2006 at 9:00pm
Is that part of the original superstructure poking through the front of that shed? What condition is this one in, better idea than the pinnace perhaps, and closer too! What's the story, has she been abandoned?
Back to Top
a76njk View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 24 February 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 24
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote a76njk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2006 at 10:18am

Hello all,

The RTTL behind the MTB looks to be a fair bet for restoration as it looks lived in and appears to be afloat. MTB548 appears to down at the bow and low in the water so is probably full of water. What is the identity of the RTTL?

A76NJK

Back to Top
Christian View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 17 June 2005
Location: Gibraltar
Status: Offline
Points: 769
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2006 at 10:30am

Yes,original wheelhouse poking out on the sunken Mahaba.Boat behind is another 71.5ft MTB,called Sungo,see above posts.I wouldn't have thought she's available,she looks like someone's well looked after home.

Later edit;just seen www.canadiancoastalforces.com it seems Sungo's future is assured 



Edited by Christian
Back to Top
rozm2 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 07 June 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 99
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rozm2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2006 at 11:28am
Yes, the one behind would be like going up to someone and wanting to buy thier home, the one in front hoowever I doubt anyone attaches any real value to and is probably only home to a few sea creatures! What sort of state is it in, did it suddenly sink one day, or just gradually sink (ie big or little holes!). Is the complete wheelhouse there or just that front bit, does it have any shafts/engines/rudders/other original fittings inside, what type is she and what's her length? Any possiblity of a photo of what she should look like (annother boat of her class perhaps)?

Edited by rozm2
Back to Top
Christian View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 17 June 2005
Location: Gibraltar
Status: Offline
Points: 769
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2006 at 11:51am
Hi-I don't see your location listed on the left hand side of your posts,but as you can see I'm in Gibraltar and hence probably further away.Would it not be possible for you to contact the local council to find out her ownership and whether they have any plans for her?Maybe a train journey to see her in the flesh?She is a British Power Boat Co 71.5ft MTB as mentioned above.  
Back to Top
rozm2 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 07 June 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 99
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rozm2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2006 at 11:55am
Well I live in southampton for part of the year and hence I could go an have a look when next down there. Would the council know who owns her do you think? The port authorities might, but then again in enquiring you may be opening a can of worms with referefance to unpaid fees etc? I've had a look on the net for info on the 71ft 6" BPC boats and haven't found a lot (though spent an hour or so on dgray's site, brilliant, had some fun with the jukebox too!) any chance of pointing me in the direction of some more info on them?

Edited by rozm2
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 13>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down