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 
Commissioned14 Jan 1943 
End service 

Sold in August 1945


Commands listed for HMS MTB 81 (MTB 81)

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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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