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Motor gunboats

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Category: Boats (In alphabetical order)
Forum Name: Motor Gun Boats
Forum Description: Discussion on Motor Gun Boats
Printed Date: 16 June 2019 at 9:38pm

Topic: Motor gunboats
Posted By: dldldl
Subject: Motor gunboats
Date Posted: 01 November 2007 at 4:38pm
Many boats built by British Power Boats started their career as an MGBs but were later converted to MTBs. Does anyone knows the correspondance between their number as MGBs and those as MTBs ?

Posted By: Christian
Date Posted: 01 November 2007 at 6:13pm
The 71' 6" British Power Boat MGBs re-numbering sequences from Fast Boats and Flying Boats by A Rance;
MGB 74-81 became MTB 412-416
MGB 107-109 became MTB 417-418
MGB 110-122 became MTB 430-441
MGB 123-130 became MTB 442-449
MGB 131-138 became MTB 450-457
BPB MTBs from MTB 458 onwards were built as MTBs.
N.B. There's more MGBs than MTBs due to wartime losses.

Posted By: dldldl
Date Posted: 01 November 2007 at 9:04pm
Thanks for the fast answer

Posted By: dldldl
Date Posted: 02 November 2007 at 4:40am
I still have problems with the conversion list. Let's take MGB-110 for example. She was sunk off West Dyck on May 29, 1943 (German source). She should have been renumbered MTB-430, which in fact was sunk on July 27, 1944 off Normandy. It seems to be too many lives for only one boat

Posted By: dldldl
Date Posted: 02 November 2007 at 5:06am
Disregard my previous message: I'm better at e-mails than at math. I'm checking if the correspondance works (it does for "MGB 74-81 became MTB 412-416" at least)

Posted By: dldldl
Date Posted: 02 November 2007 at 7:21am
Yes it works. Thank you very much

Posted By: Pathfinder
Date Posted: 12 December 2011 at 10:18am
Mark at Flew Sails - 01329 551674 made the cover for 81.

Pathfinder - Forum Moderator

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