GRN BT Boat (ML-1941)


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The BT Boats (Barca Torpilor)  were equivalent to the Fairmile MTB's. These were very useful escorts that could be used to back up the RSL torpedo boats as Leaders or covering units. Fast enough and heavily armed to worry even destroyers. These boats were made to be tough.

The first of the class did not appear till 1941 and were built both at Dubrovnik (6) and Constanta (18) over the next four years. Their heavy AA armament was also very useful against other light craft a lesson which both the Russian and Commonwealth light forces learnt to their cost. A pair of bow mounted torpedo tubes surprised many an opponent.


BT = Torpedo Boat

Displacement 225 tons std  245 tons full load
Length 169 ft
Breadth 25 ft
Draught 8 ft
Machinery 2 shaft DB Diesels, 8,000bhp
Speed 33 knots
Range 2500 miles at 20 knots (800 at 30 knots)
Armour nil
Armament 2 x 88mm (2x1)

10 x 20mm (2x4 2x1)

Torpedoes 2 x 21" (2x1)
Complement 34
Notes GRN B01 to B24



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