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CMTB-1

MTB-1

Source: The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981 by Ken Macpherson & John Burgess

 

Transferred to the RCN: 1940 

Returned to the RN: Aug 1941

 

A prototype MTB, she was shipped to Canada in 1940 by the British Power Boat Co., which had contacts for 12 of the type to be built at Montreal, CMTB-1 arrived on 16 Jul 1940, was rebuilt to RCN specifications and sent to Halifax as a training vessel that fall.  She arrived there on 17 Dec 1940 after a trip fraught with difficulties owing to ice and weather, and had been aground for a time near Richibucto, N.B. on 27 Nov 1940.  She was at some point designated V-250.  The boat returned to Montreal for refit in Aug 1941, following which she was turned over to the RN as MTB 332.  She seems to have been the only one of the twelve to serve, however briefly, in the RCN.  The others became MTBs 333-343 (RN) in Aug1941 and renamed MTB-332.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Harold Fullilove Newell, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1941 - unk

 

 

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