Allied Warships

HMS MTB 72 (MTB 72)

Motor Torpedo Boat of the Vosper 60 feet-type class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Torpedo Boat
ClassVosper 60 feet-type 
PennantMTB 72 
Built byVosper (Portsmouth, England, U.K.) 
OrderedMay 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned6 Jul 1940 
End service 1943 

Building for the Royal Norwegian Navy as No. 8, Taken over by the Royal Navy in May 1940
To the Royal Army Service Corps in 1943


Commands listed for HMS MTB 72 (MTB 72)

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1T/Lt. William Bruce Thornton Bate, RNVR5 Jul 194024 Sep 1941
2T/Lt. David George Tate, RNVR24 Sep 194126 Jan 1942
3T/S.Lt. Norman Steel Gardner, RNVR26 Jan 19421 Oct 1942
4G R Price, RNVR1 Oct 194219 Apr 1943
5K E Harris, RNVR19 Apr 1943mid 1943

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Notable events involving MTB 72 include:

Used during 1943 for trials of the Blacker Bombard 29mm spigot mortar (1)


  1. Personal communication

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