Allied Warships

HMS MTB 259 (MTB 259)

Motor Torpedo Boat of the ELCO 70' class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Torpedo Boat
ClassELCO 70' 
PennantMTB 259 
Built byElectric Launch Company Ltd. (Elco), (Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered11 Mar 1941 
Laid down26 Feb 1940 
Launched20 Aug 1940 
Commissioned11 Mar 1941 
Lost14 Jun 1942 

Former US PT 10 acquired on 11 March 1941
Foundered in tow en-route from Malta to Alexandria on 14 June 1942


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