Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor torpedo boat

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NameHMS MTB-342
Type:Motor torpedo boat (BPB 60 feet)
Tonnage32 tons
Completed1942 - Canadian Power Boat, Montreal 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack2 Aug 1942Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-66 (Friedrich Markworth)
Position14° 01'N, 61° 01'W - Grid ED 6913
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
History Completed in May 1942 
Notes on event

Between 00.48 and 01.09 hours on 20 July 1942 U-66 laid six TMB mines at the entrance to the harbor of Port Castries, St. Lucia. On 29 July a US Coast Guard patrol boat was damaged by a mine detonation and on 2 August HMS MTB-339 and HMS MTB-342 were also slightly damaged by a nearby mine detonation.

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