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    Posted: 13 March 2019 at 3:14am
hi carol its delbuoy I sort of got out of the loop when hank died and the old site folded haven't seen roya for years how are you keeping 
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A quick comparison of the vessel in that short video, in the web link provided by Christian, with gun boats on the web would suggest the 'sea witch' or 'sea wych' might be a 1915 type ML. built by elco (yes the american pt boat builder) for the Royal Navy.
  http://www.motorlaunchpatrol.net/
I'm willing to bet there's plenty of yanks out there who would almost kill to get that 'missing link' in their pt boat history.

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Thanks Christian, I thought I may have found a let boat! it sure is a nice thing up close though, shame it can't be rescued
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MTB 653 i believe, the one that belonged to the Hearts Boatyard
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Yep thats the one !
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MGB56?

put these coordinates into Google Maps, is that the wreck you mean?

52.625489,1.333272
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Hello Everyone first time poster

I believe I may have tracked down the Thorpe green MTB.

When I was a kid my dad was building a boat at Pat Moss marine in Thorpe. I would always be down the boatyard with him but I would often wander around and check out the MTB on the green, it always fascinated me.

not long after the MTB was moved from the green I spotted it moored further down the river while i was on the train to Gt Yarmouth. it was half sunk and the superstructure was being removed.

I kind of forgot about the old gal until having a browse on google earth and I spotted a large half submerged vessel in the same place as i saw the MTB a good few years before.

A month ago I was in the Town house pub in |Thorpe sitting in the gardens and straight across the water was this hull as spotted on google images. its rotting and covered in algae and moss and the ducks make good use of it as a toilet, I couldn't resist getting in to my canoe a few days later and taking a closer look, I was able to get right up to it and after a quick scrape of the hull the familiar Grey paint was present, Im sure this is the MTB. I took a pic but in sadly dropped my camera in to the water so its now beside the wreck :(

IM finding it hard to get a screen image on here due to its size but go to google images look at thorpe green, look to the west down the river and before the rail bridge you will see a basin cut in to the island, here you will see the curved lines of the mtb. dead opposite the town house pub
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hi all i know will be reveald who are you.
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Have a look at this one 9 mins 20 secs, not much but better than a photo!
 
 
masbie something in the water.   www.freewebs.com/masb32/
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