Allied Warships

HMIS MTB 285 (MTB 285)

Motor Torpedo Boat of the Vosper 72 feet-type class

NavyThe Royal Indian Navy
TypeMotor Torpedo Boat
ClassVosper 72 feet-type 
PennantMTB 285 
Built byAnnapolis Yacht Yard Inc. (Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered11 Mar 1941 
Laid down13 May 1942 
Launched4 Sep 1942 
Commissioned3 Apr 1943 
Lost9 Sep 1943 

Lost in transit to India when the British merchant Larchbank was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean by the Japanese submarine I-27 on 9 September 1943


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