British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939–45

British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939–45 cover

British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939–45

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During the Second World War, flotillas of the Royal Navy's Motor Torpedo Boats and other coastal forces fought a deadly war for control of the English Channel and the North Sea. These small, fast boats attacked enemy convoys, escorted freighters, landed secret agents and even raided enemy ports. Unsung heroes, these craft and their tiny crews helped stave off defeat in the dark days of 1940. The same vessels then took the fight to other waters, and by the end of the war, British MTB's had seen service in the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the Far East. This book examines the development and operation of these frail, sleek little warships, and describes the way they were manned and how they fought.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Role · Operation · The MTB Fleet · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published Jun 20 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841765006
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 74
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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