motor torpedo boat


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motor torpedo boat

[′mōd·ər tȯr′pēd·ō ‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A motor boat 60 to 100 feet (18 to 30 meters) long and capable of speeds of about 60 knots (110 kilometers per hour), armed with two to four torpedo tubes, machine and antiaircraft guns, and depth charges. Also known as mosquito boat; PT boat.
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Two years after escorting General Douglas MacArthur from Mindanao with his Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3, John Bulkeley was in command of a force of torpedo boats and minesweepers that were clearing lanes to Utah Beach for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.
Remember that in 1967, Israel's fighters and motor torpedo boats had to get close to use their on-board weapons against a target.
The Swiss-Swedish power and automation technology group ABB's Norwegian subsidiary ABB Offshore Systems AS has reportedly won a NOK156m contract to supply all electrical installations for the Norwegian navy's five new Skjold class motor torpedo boats.
They married in Exeter in 1943 while Mr Crook was a chief motor mechanic on Royal Navy motor torpedo boats laying mines in the Channel to destroy German shipping.
Caption: There is something for everyone who has an interest in military history--from all eras ranging from the American Civil War to Afghanistan, ("motor torpedo boats proceeding TO STATION OFF OSTENDE" BY MICHAEL FOSTER, CWM 19710261-6156, BEAVERBROOK COLLECTION OF WAR ART, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM)
This Victoria Cross is awarded in recognition not only of the gallantry and devotion to duty of Able Seaman Savage, but also of the valour shown by many other unnamed in motor launches, motor gunboats and motor torpedo boats who gallantly carried out their duty in entirely exposed positions against enemy fire at very close range.
build motor torpedo boats and landing crafts for the duration of the war.
Initially, he worked on Motor Torpedo Boats, but he then volunteered for combined operations and found himself in the engine room of an LCT - a tank landing craft.
Boat building was a central plank of its activities up to and during the last war, when a substantial amount of work was done on naval vessels such as motor torpedo boats. Mr Dickie joined the business in 1971 and gave it a new focus.
The RCN provided 110 ships of various types--destroyers, corvettes, motor torpedo boats and minesweepers--three flotillas of landing craft and the landing ships Prince David and Prince Henry.
One veteran at the Cenotaph was Chris Walsh, 85, who served in the Royal Navy on motor torpedo boats between 1938 and 1945, and then spent another seven years in the merchant navy.
Motor torpedo boats were built in the Menai during World War II.