motor torpedo boat


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Synonyms for motor torpedo boat

a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat

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After training as a telegraphist, Ray found himself serving on motor torpedo boat patrols in the Channel looking out for German convoys and submarines.
Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3 answered to Admiral Thomas C.
He was taken prisoner by the Japanese at the age of 23, the sole survivor after his motor torpedo boat was sunk off Hong Kong and was held for more than 3 years.
Two British ships and two naval helicopters took part in the operation to board a former World War II motor torpedo boat, recovering a record 3.
He had a collection of motorbikes, a speed boat and a Second World War German motor torpedo boat.
This told LaBrosse that a British Motor Torpedo Boat had left Portsmouth and would soon be standing-by off the beach for the first pick-up of 18 men bound for England.
These were the 8th Zerstorer-Flotille (Z-32, Z-24, ZH-1, formerly the Dutch destroyer Gerard Callenburgh, and the "orphaned" T-24) the 5th Torpedoboot-Flotille (T-28, Mowe, Falke and Jaguar); and the 5th and 9th Schnellboot-Flotillen, equipped with motor torpedo boats (called E-boats by the Allies).
The E-boat was a thorn in the Navy's side because it outmanoeuvred our Motor Torpedo Boats," he recalled.
Before the landings that marked the beginning of the end of Hitler's reign, he distinguished himself by attacking enemy ships at close range in motor torpedo boats and destroyers.
Granted that some North Vietnamese motor torpedo boats were in the area and used harassing maneuvers, the question is this: Did they actu-' ally fire shells or torpedoes at U.
During the last war I served on motor torpedo boats and was badly wounded three times.
Minor Surface Combatants: This category includes minesweepers, subchasers, motor torpedo boats, patrol craft, motor gunboats.
During the war, he was sent to sea aboard the Royal Navy's motor torpedo boats, but contracted polio in Malta and was hospitalised for a year.