HMS MTB 1 (MTB 1)
Motor Torpedo Boat of the BPB 60 feet-type class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Motor Torpedo Boat|
|Class||BPB 60 feet-type|
|Built by||British Power Boat (Hythe, England, U.K.)|
|Ordered||7 Dec 1936|
|Commissioned||5 Apr 1937|
Ex: MTB 7 (i) (1937)
Commands listed for HMS MTB 1 (MTB 1)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Charles Montague Donner, RN||27 Jun 1938||ca. 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)
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).
- ADM 53/108196
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.