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Help Identify Object

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Forum Name: Motor Torpedo Boats
Forum Description: Discussion on Motor Torpedo Boats
URL: http://www.bmpt.co.uk/forum_posts.asp?TID=278
Printed Date: 24 September 2017 at 11:22am


Topic: Help Identify Object
Posted By: Cabrank
Subject: Help Identify Object
Date Posted: 15 February 2007 at 6:52pm

Hi everybody,

I hope somebody out there will be able to help identify these throttle controls. There was an old label attached stating 'MTB 414 - Broken Up Portsmouth Creek'. Whether this means anything to anybody or whether someone can tell me the type of boat they may have come from I would most appreciate it.

Many thanks in anticipation.




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Posted By: Christian
Date Posted: 15 February 2007 at 10:46pm

MTBs 412-418 were British Power Boat Co 71'6". I would hazard a guess that she had the "sexier" (according to Don ) deckhouse design like her close sister MTB416, also known as MGB81. Go to the main page and find her in "Select a Boat", there's plenty of info there. 

 

 

You have to admit, he does have a point...



Posted By: Cabrank
Date Posted: 16 February 2007 at 9:21am

Thanks Christian for your info, its a great help.

Does anyone know of MTB 414s history/fate?

Does she still exist in any form?

Thanks



Posted By: Pioneer
Date Posted: 16 February 2007 at 9:43am

Hello 'cabrank'

MTB414 was attached to the 1st MTB Flotilla (reformed with the 8th Flotilla in 1944) - based at HMS Beehive then 'Hornet at Gosport - CO was Lt F J Head RNVR. That is all I can drum up so far - I'll keep searching

Regards



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Pioneer - Forum Moderator


Posted By: dgray
Date Posted: 16 February 2007 at 10:34pm

Hello cabrankm

MTB 506 will hopefully be starting restoration in the near future and we'll be looking for parts exactly like this. If you'd  be interesting in selling, trading or donating it, we'd love to hear from you.

You can pm me if you have any bits to donate/trade or sell.

Thanks

Don



Posted By: Cabrank
Date Posted: 17 February 2007 at 12:27pm

Hi Pioneer,

Thanks for your info - much appreciated.

Regards,

Nick



Posted By: Cabrank
Date Posted: 17 February 2007 at 12:42pm

Hi Don,

Interesting comment, I had not given any thought to these controls of being of interest to anybody other than curiosity value. Until I came across the BMPT website I was not aware of the enthusiasm out there.

Regards,

Nick



Posted By: dgray
Date Posted: 17 February 2007 at 12:48pm
Hi Nick,
If I sold anoraks I'd be a millionaire!   Well, bear us in mind if you do want to give the controls a second life!
Cheers

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Don


Only a number, not even a name. How shall posterity hear of thy fame?


Posted By: davejay1
Date Posted: 10 September 2017 at 4:20pm
Originally posted by Pioneer Pioneer wrote:

Hello 'cabrank'

MTB414 was attached to the 1st MTB Flotilla (reformed with the 8th Flotilla in 1944) - based at HMS Beehive then 'Hornet at Gosport - CO was Lt F J Head RNVR. That is all I can drum up so far - I'll keep searching

Regards


MTB414 was originally MGB77 (commanded by Lt Cmdr Robert Hichens). As MGB77 she carried a MkVIII 2pdr on a MkXVI mounting on the foredeck, a twin 20mm Oerlikon on a MkV power mount on the after coachroof and a Holman projector on the aft deck. As MTB414 she carried 6pdr 7cwt MkII gun on a MkVII mount on the foredeck, a twin manually operated 20mm Oerlikon in the place of the original powermount placement with cut down coachroof (presumably to lower the C of G?) and 18in torpedo tubes port and starboard with the twin Lewis 0.303 machine guns on saddles on top of the tubes.
She paid of in Poole (Holes bay) in April 1945 and disposed of in October 1945 (presumably in Portsmouth).
Hope this helps, even if it is 10yrs and 7 months late!!LOL



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