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    Posted: 22 March 2007 at 12:46am

Torpedo motorboats built by Scott-Paines Canadian Power Boats company were sent from the Dutch Royal Navy to the British RN to be used as CT 31-34 Target boats.

Does anybody know their fate?

Pictures appreciated.

John Manders. Curacao, D.W.I.

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John

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Besides survivors mentioned above, no other known survivors exist. C/T 31 built by the Canadian Power Boat Co as TM 28 for the Dutch Navy was a hulk at Conyer Creek in Kent but was demolished between 1998 & 2000.

is from here;

http://www.bmpt.org.uk/boat%20histories/Control%20Target%20B oats/index.htm

 

Also see; http://warships.web4u.cz/lode.php?language=E&stat=HOL&am p;typ=MTB&trida=TM+22

Regards, Christian. 



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John,

C/T boats were not target boats. C/T means "Control and/or Towing [boat]", i.e. a boat that remotely controls a target (by radio), or tows a target.
 
ex-Dutch TM boats planned/used as C/T boats:
 
C/T 30 number not awarded. (Possibly this number was reserved for the Dutch MTB TM-31. Builder: Canadian Power Boat Co., Montreal Canada. This boat was shipped in 1944 from Curaçao, Dutch West Indies to the UK. TM-31 was first commissioned in the local flotilla ** at Holyhead (probably at HMS BEE, the Coastal Forces training base, where boats worked up). TM-31 was beached at Holyhead during a gale in the night of 1/2 September 1944 and was severely damaged. It is conceivable that the damaged boat was considered a good candidate for conversion into a C/T boat. Apparently, this was never done. The ultimate fate of TM-31 is unknown).
 
C/T 31 ex Dutch MTB TM-28. Builder: Canadian Power Boat Co., Montreal Canada. This boat was shipped in 1944 from Curaçao, Dutch West Indies to the UK. TM-28 was first commissioned in the local flotilla ** at Portsmouth (possibly at HMS HORNET, the Coastal Forces base at Gosport). Became Royal Navy vessel in October 1944 (= presumably commissioning date as C/T 31). Commanding officer: Temporary Lieutenant A.W. Worth, R.N.Z.N.V.R. Stationed at HMS HORNET, Gosport. Paid off February 1947. Sold by the Director of Small Craft Disposals (DSCD). ex C/T 31 in poor paint state, but still with twin amidships turrets was seen at Dover 23 September 1948. At low tide, the hull of ex C/T 31 was visible at Conyer Creek, Faversham, Kent in the mid-1990s, but it was demolished between 1998 & 2000.

C/T 32 ex Dutch MTB TM-29. Builder: Canadian Power Boat Co., Montreal Canada. This boat was shipped in 1944 from Curaçao, Dutch West Indies to the UK. TM-29 was first commissioned in the local flotilla ** at Holyhead (probably at HMS BEE, the Coastal Forces training base, where boats worked up). Became Royal Navy vessel in February 1945 (= presumably commissioning date as C/T 32). Commanding officer: Lieutenant J.W. Patterson, R.N.V.R. Stationed at HMS BEE, Holyhead. Paid off July 1946. Sold by the Director of Small Craft Disposals (DSCD). Disposition unknown.

C/T 33 ex Dutch MTB TM-30. Builder: Canadian Power Boat Co., Montreal Canada. This boat was shipped in 1944 from Curaçao, Dutch West Indies to the UK. TM-30 was first commissioned in the local flotilla ** at Portsmouth (possibly at HMS HORNET, the Coastal Forces base at Gosport). Became Royal Navy vessel in April 1945 (= presumably commissioning date as C/T 33). Commanding officer: Temporary Lieutenant E.H.G. Hughes, R.N.V.R. Stationed at HMS HORNET, Gosport. Paid off July 1946. Sold by the Director of Small Craft Disposals (DSCD). Disposition unknown.
 
**, Local flotillas operated only in the vicinity of their own ports, had no numbers and were composed of various types of ships and craft.
 
Hope this helps,
 
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Hi folks,
 
A PHOTO of C/T 31 can be found at:
 
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