Allied Warships

HMS MTB 81 (MTB 81)

Motor Torpedo Boat of the Vosper 72 feet-type class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Torpedo Boat
ClassVosper 72 feet-type 
PennantMTB 81 
Built byVosper (Portchester, England, U.K.) 
Ordered20 May 1940 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned14 Jan 1943 
End service 
History

Sold in August 1945

 

Commands listed for HMS MTB 81 (MTB 81)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Laurence Vezey Strong, RNVR4 Jan 194323 Apr 1944
2E H G Lassen, RNZNVR23 Apr 1944late 1944

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Notable events involving MTB 81 include:


12 Jul 1943
German U-boat U-561 was sunk in the Strait of Messina in position 38°16'N, 15°39'E by a torpedo from the British motor torpedo boat HMS MTB-81 (T/Lt. L.V. Strong, RNVR).


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