Allied Warships


Motor Torpedo Boat of the BPB 60 feet-type class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Torpedo Boat
ClassBPB 60 feet-type 
PennantMTB 3 
Built byBritish Power Boat (Hythe, England, U.K.) 
Ordered19 Oct 1935 
Laid down 
Commissioned24 Aug 1936 
End service 

Reclassified Minesweeper Attendant Craft MAC 3 in 1940
Reclassified as target towing vessel CT 03 in 1942


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Notable events involving MTB 3 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)


  1. ADM 53/108196

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

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