Allied Warships

HMS MTB 1 (MTB 1)

Motor Torpedo Boat of the BPB 60 feet-type class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Torpedo Boat
ClassBPB 60 feet-type 
PennantMTB 1 
Built byBritish Power Boat (Hythe, England, U.K.) 
Ordered7 Dec 1936 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned5 Apr 1937 
End service 
History

Ex: MTB 7 (i) (1937)
Reclassified Minesweeper Attendant Craft MAC 1 in 1940.

 

Commands listed for HMS MTB 1 (MTB 1)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Charles Montague Donner, RN27 Jun 1938ca. Apr 40

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Notable events involving MTB 1 include:


12 Nov 1939
HMS Dainty (Cdr. F.M. Walton, RN) departed Malta for Bizerta. She was escorting the motor torpedo boats HMS MTB 1, HMS MTB 3, HMS MTB 4, HMS MTB 6, HMS MTB 14, HMS MTB 15, HMS MTB 16, HMS MTB 18 and HMS MTB 19.

HMS MTB 3 and HMS MTB 4 developed engine problems and both returned to Malta.

All the other ships arrived at Bizerta later the same day. (1)

14 Nov 1939
HMS Dainty (Cdr. F.M. Walton, RN) departed Bizerta for Ajaccio, Corsica, France. She was escorting the motor torpedo boats HMS MTB 1, HMS MTB 6 and HMS MTB 19. (1)

15 Nov 1939
HMS MTB 6 broke down and was taken in tow by HMS Dainty (Cdr. F.M. Walton, RN). Later she broke adrift and was rammed several times by HMS Dainty. MTB 6 sank shortly before 2100 hours in approximate position 41°07'N, 08°03'E (off the north-west corner of Sardinia).

HMS Dainty then continued on with HMS MTB 1 and HMS MTB 19 towards Ajaccio, Corsica, France. (1)

19 Nov 1939
HMS Dainty (Cdr. F.M. Walton, RN), HMS MTB 1 and HMS MTB 19 arrived at Ajaccio, Corsica, France. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/108196

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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