Allied Warships

Motor Torpedo Boats


The motor torpedo boat USS PT 20 of the ELCO 77' class.

All Motor Torpedo Boat classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).

Commissioned

Royal Navy

 BPB 60 feet-type (30)1936 - 1942
 Thornycroft 55 feet-type (14)1938 - 1941
 Vosper experimental-type (MTB 102) (1)1938 - 1938
 BPB experimental-type (MTB 100) (1)1938 - 1938
 Vosper 70 feet-type (28)1939 - 1942
 Thornycroft 73 feet-type (3)1939 - 1940
 White 73 feet-type (39)1940 - 1944
 Vosper 60 feet-type (4)1940 - 1940
 Thornycroft experimental-type (MTB 106/107) (2)1940 - 1940
 Thornycroft experimental-type (MTB 104/105) (2)1940 - 1940
 Chantiers Navales de Meulan experimental-type (MTB 108(i)) (1)1940 - 1940
 Vosper 72 feet-type (144)1941 - 1944
 Thornycroft 75 feet-type (13)1941 - 1942
 Thornycroft experimental-type (MTB 345/346) (2)1941 - 1942
 Vosper experimental-type (MTB 103) (1)1941 - 1941
 Fairmile D (150)1942 - 1945
 BPB 72 feet-type (76)1942 - 1946
 Thornycroft experimental-type (MTB 344) (1)1942 - 1942
 Vosper 73 feet-type (29)1944 - 1948
 Fairmile D (Modified) (28)1944 - 1945
 Camper&Nicholson-type (8)1944 - 1946

US Navy

 ELCO 70' (10)1940 - 1940
 Fisher 58' (4)1940 - 1941
 PT 9 (3)1940 - 1941
 ELCO 77' (49)1941 - 1942
 PT 6 (2)1941 - 1941
 PT 5 (2)1941 - 1941
 Folgal 58' (2)1941 - 1941
 PT 7 (2)1941 - 1941
 PT 8 (1)1941 - 1941
 ELCO 80' (297)1942 - 1945
 Higgins 78' (209)1942 - 1945
 Huckins 78' (18)1942 - 1943
 Vosper 72' (38)1945 - 1945


Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Motor Torpedo Boats


 DateVesselClass

1939

16 Nov 1939HMS MTB 6 (MTB 6)BPB 60 feet-type 

1940

29 Jun 1940HNoMS No. 6 (6)Vosper 60 feet-type 
24 Sep 1940HMS MTB 15 (MTB 15)BPB 60 feet-type 
16 Oct 1940HMS MTB 106 (MTB 106)Thornycroft experimental-type (MTB 106/107) 
21 Oct 1940HMS MTB 17 (MTB 17)BPB 60 feet-type 
31 Oct 1940HMS MTB 16 (MTB 16)BPB 60 feet-type 
26 Dec 1940HMS MTB 5 (MTB 5)BPB 60 feet-type 

1941

14 Feb 1941HMS MTB 41 (MTB 41)White 73 feet-type 
7 Mar 1941HMS MTB 28 (MTB 28)Thornycroft 73 feet-type 
23 May 1941HMS MTB 213 (MTB 213)Thornycroft 55 feet-type 
23 May 1941HMS MTB 214 (MTB 214)Thornycroft 55 feet-type 
23 May 1941HMS MTB 216 (MTB 216)Thornycroft 55 feet-type 
23 May 1941HMS MTB 217 (MTB 217)Thornycroft 55 feet-type 
23 May 1941HMS MTB 67 (MTB 67)Thornycroft 55 feet-type 
1 Jul 1941HNoMS No. 5 (5)Vosper 60 feet-type 
14 Dec 1941HMS MTB 68 (MTB 68)Thornycroft 55 feet-type 
15 Dec 1941USS PT 33ELCO 77' 
16 Dec 1941HMS MTB 8 (MTB 8)BPB 60 feet-type 
19 Dec 1941HMS MTB 12 (MTB 12)BPB 60 feet-type 
26 Dec 1941HMS MTB 10 (MTB 10)BPB 60 feet-type 
26 Dec 1941HMS MTB 11 (MTB 11)BPB 60 feet-type 
26 Dec 1941HMS MTB 27 (MTB 27)Thornycroft 55 feet-type 
26 Dec 1941HMS MTB 7 (MTB 7)BPB 60 feet-type 
26 Dec 1941HMS MTB 9 (MTB 9)BPB 60 feet-type 

1942

17 Jan 1942HMS MTB 47 (MTB 47)White 73 feet-type 
20 Jan 1942USS PT 31ELCO 77' 
13 Mar 1942USS PT 32ELCO 77' 
28 Mar 1942HMS MTB 74 (MTB 74)Vosper 72 feet-type 
9 Apr 1942USS PT 34ELCO 77' 
12 Apr 1942USS PT 35ELCO 77' 
15 Apr 1942USS PT 41ELCO 77' 
13 May 1942HMS MTB 220 (MTB 220)Vosper 70 feet-type 
16 May 1942HMS MTB 338 (MTB 338)BPB 60 feet-type 
14 Jun 1942HMS MTB 259 (MTB 259)ELCO 70' 
15 Jun 1942HMS MTB 201 (MTB 201)White 73 feet-type 
7 Aug 1942HMS MTB 237 (MTB 237)Vosper 72 feet-type 
7 Aug 1942HMS MTB 44 (MTB 44)White 73 feet-type 
18 Aug 1942HMS MTB 218 (MTB 218)Vosper 70 feet-type 
18 Aug 1942HMS MTB 43 (MTB 43)White 73 feet-type 
14 Sep 1942HMS MTB 308 (MTB 308)ELCO 77' 
14 Sep 1942HMS MTB 310 (MTB 310)ELCO 77' 
14 Sep 1942HMS MTB 312 (MTB 312)ELCO 77' 
14 Sep 1942HMS MTB 314 (MTB 314)ELCO 77' 
6 Oct 1942HMS MTB 29 (MTB 29)Vosper 70 feet-type 
31 Oct 1942HMS MTB 87 (MTB 87)Vosper 72 feet-type 
12 Dec 1942USS PT 44ELCO 77' 
18 Dec 1942HMS MTB 30 (MTB 30)Vosper 70 feet-type 

1943

1 Jan 1943HMS MTB 105 (MTB 105)Thornycroft experimental-type (MTB 104/105) 
11 Jan 1943USS PT 112ELCO 80' 
11 Jan 1943USS PT 43ELCO 77' 
12 Jan 1943USS PT 28ELCO 77' 
1 Feb 1943USS PT 111ELCO 80' 
1 Feb 1943USS PT 123ELCO 80' 
1 Feb 1943USS PT 37ELCO 77' 
24 Feb 1943HMS MTB 262 (MTB 262)ELCO 70' 
17 Mar 1943USS PT 119ELCO 80' 
17 Mar 1943USS PT 67ELCO 77' 
2 Apr 1943HMS MTB 267 (MTB 267)ELCO 70' 
2 Apr 1943HMS MTB 63 (MTB 63)Vosper 70 feet-type 
2 Apr 1943HMS MTB 64 (MTB 64)Vosper 70 feet-type 
2 May 1943HMS MTB 311 (MTB 311)ELCO 77' 
9 May 1943HMS MTB 61 (MTB 61)Vosper 70 feet-type 
10 May 1943HMS MTB 264 (MTB 264)ELCO 70' 
23 May 1943USS PT 165ELCO 80' 
23 May 1943USS PT 173ELCO 80' 
2 Jul 1943USS PT 153ELCO 80' 
2 Jul 1943USS PT 158ELCO 80' 
17 Jul 1943HMS MTB 316 (MTB 316)ELCO 77' 
20 Jul 1943USS PT 166ELCO 80' 
22 Jul 1943HMS MTB 288 (MTB 288)Vosper 72 feet-type 
28 Jul 1943HNoMS MTB 345 (MTB 345)Thornycroft experimental-type (MTB 345/346) 
1 Aug 1943USS PT 117ELCO 80' 
1 Aug 1943USS PT 164ELCO 80' 
2 Aug 1943USS PT 109ELCO 80' 
8 Aug 1943USS PT 113ELCO 80' 
15 Aug 1943HMS MTB 665 (MTB 665)Fairmile D 
7 Sep 1943USS PT 118ELCO 80' 
7 Sep 1943USS PT 172ELCO 80' 
8 Sep 1943HMS MTB 77 (MTB 77)Vosper 72 feet-type 
9 Sep 1943HMIS MTB 284 (MTB 284)Vosper 72 feet-type 
9 Sep 1943HMIS MTB 285 (MTB 285)Vosper 72 feet-type 
17 Sep 1943USS PT 136ELCO 80' 
30 Sep 1943USS PT 68ELCO 77' 
16 Oct 1943HMS MTB 356 (MTB 356)Vosper 72 feet-type 
26 Oct 1943HMS MTB 669 (MTB 669)Fairmile D 
9 Nov 1943HMS MTB 230 (MTB 230)Vosper 72 feet-type 
10 Nov 1943HMS MTB 222 (MTB 222)Vosper 72 feet-type 
19 Nov 1943USS PT 147ELCO 80' 
22 Nov 1943HMS MTB 686 (MTB 686)Fairmile D 
23 Nov 1943USS PT 322ELCO 80' 
24 Nov 1943HMS MTB 73 (MTB 73)Vosper 72 feet-type 
14 Dec 1943USS PT 239Higgins 78' 

1944

4 Jan 1944USS PT 145ELCO 80' 
26 Jan 1944USS PT 110ELCO 80' 
11 Feb 1944USS PT 279Higgins 78' 
22 Feb 1944USS PT 200Higgins 78' 
26 Feb 1944USS PT 251Higgins 78' 
7 Mar 1944USS PT 337ELCO 80' 
16 Mar 1944HMS MTB 417 (MTB 417)BPB 72 feet-type 
17 Mar 1944USS PT 283Higgins 78' 
25 Mar 1944HMS MTB 352 (MTB 352)Vosper 72 feet-type 
27 Mar 1944USS PT 121ELCO 80' 
27 Mar 1944USS PT 353ELCO 80' 
31 Mar 1944HMS MTB 241 (MTB 241)Vosper 72 feet-type 
12 Apr 1944USS PT 135ELCO 80' 
17 Apr 1944HMS MTB 266 (MTB 266)ELCO 70' 
24 Apr 1944HMS MTB 671 (MTB 671)Fairmile D 
29 Apr 1944USS PT 346ELCO 80' 
29 Apr 1944USS PT 347ELCO 80' 
5 May 1944HMS MTB 708 (MTB 708)Fairmile D 
5 May 1944USS PT 247Higgins 78' 
18 May 1944HNMS MTB 203 / Arend (MTB 203)White 73 feet-type 
27 May 1944USS PT 339ELCO 80' 
28 May 1944HMS MTB 732 (MTB 732)Fairmile D 
6 Jun 1944HMS MTB 248 (MTB 248)White 73 feet-type 
10 Jun 1944HMS MTB 681 (MTB 681)Fairmile D 
18 Jun 1944USS PT 107ELCO 80' 
18 Jun 1944USS PT 63ELCO 77' 
24 Jun 1944USS PT 193ELCO 80' 
26 Jun 1944HMS MTB 734 (MTB 734)Fairmile D 
1 Jul 1944HMCS MTB 460 (MTB 460)BPB 72 feet-type 
5 Jul 1944HMS MTB 666 (MTB 666)Fairmile D 
7 Jul 1944HMCS MTB 463 (MTB 463)BPB 72 feet-type 
15 Jul 1944USS PT 133ELCO 80' 
24 Jul 1944HMS MTB 372 (MTB 372)Vosper 72 feet-type 
27 Jul 1944HMS MTB 412 (MTB 412)BPB 72 feet-type 
27 Jul 1944HMS MTB 412 (MTB 412)BPB 72 feet-type 
9 Aug 1944USS PT 509ELCO 80' 
16 Aug 1944USS PT 202Higgins 78' 
16 Aug 1944USS PT 218Higgins 78' 
18 Aug 1944HMS MTB 707 (MTB 707)Fairmile D 
22 Aug 1944HMS MTB 243 (MTB 243)Vosper 72 feet-type 
23 Aug 1944USS PT 555ELCO 80' 
Oct 1944USSR TKA 222Vosper 72 feet-type 
1 Oct 1944HMS MTB 347 (MTB 347)Vosper 72 feet-type 
1 Oct 1944HMS MTB 360 (MTB 360)Vosper 72 feet-type 
11 Oct 1944USS PT 368ELCO 80' 
25 Oct 1944USS PT 493ELCO 80' 
5 Nov 1944USS PT 320ELCO 80' 
10 Nov 1944USS PT 321ELCO 80' 
18 Nov 1944USS PT 311Higgins 78' 
24 Nov 1944HMS MTB 287 (MTB 287)Vosper 72 feet-type 
24 Nov 1944HMS MTB 371 (MTB 371)Vosper 72 feet-type 
25 Nov 1944USS PT 363ELCO 80' 
10 Dec 1944USS PT 323ELCO 80' 
18 Dec 1944USS PT 300Higgins 78' 
29 Dec 1944HMS MTB 782 (MTB 782)Fairmile D 

1945

14 Jan 1945USS PT 73Higgins 78' 
18 Jan 1945HMS MTB 690 (MTB 690)Fairmile D 
26 Jan 1945HNoMS MTB 712 (MTB 712)Fairmile D 
28 Jan 1945USS PT 338ELCO 80' 
1 Feb 1945USS PT 77Higgins 78' 
1 Feb 1945USS PT 79Higgins 78' 
14 Feb 1945HMCS MTB 459 (MTB 459)BPB 72 feet-type 
14 Feb 1945HMCS MTB 461 (MTB 461)BPB 72 feet-type 
14 Feb 1945HMCS MTB 462 (MTB 462)BPB 72 feet-type 
14 Feb 1945HMCS MTB 465 (MTB 465)BPB 72 feet-type 
14 Feb 1945HMCS MTB 466 (MTB 466)BPB 72 feet-type 
14 Feb 1945HMS MTB 255 (MTB 255)White 73 feet-type 
14 Feb 1945HMS MTB 776 (MTB 776)Fairmile D 
14 Feb 1945HMS MTB 789 (MTB 789)Fairmile D 
14 Feb 1945HMS MTB 791 (MTB 791)Fairmile D 
14 Feb 1945HMS MTB 798 (MTB 798)Fairmile D 
22 Mar 1945HMS MTB 655 (MTB 655)Fairmile D 
23 Mar 1945HMS MTB 705 (MTB 705)Fairmile D 
7 Apr 1945HMS MTB 494 (MTB 494)BPB 72 feet-type 
7 Apr 1945HMS MTB 5001 (MTB 5001)Fairmile D (Modified) 
10 Apr 1945HMS MTB 710 (MTB 710)Fairmile D 
17 Apr 1945HMS MTB 697 (MTB 697)Fairmile D 
19 May 1945HNoMS MTB 715 (MTB 715)Fairmile D 
Jul 1945HMS MTB 242 (MTB 242)Vosper 72 feet-type 
26 Aug 1945HMS MTB 261 (MTB 261)ELCO 70' 

172 Motor Torpedo Boats lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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Air war over the nore

Jonathan Sutherland

Books dealing with this subject include:

Air war over the nore, Jonathan Sutherland, 2010
The Devices of War, Kemp, Norman, 1956
Flag 4, Pope, Dudley, 1999
Torpedo Run, Reeman, Douglas, 1981



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