Craft

Major types of Motor Launch (ML), Coastal Motor Boat (CMB), Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB), Motor Anti-submarine Boat (MASB), Motor Gunboat (MGB), Steam Gunboat (SGB), Fast Patrol Boat (FPB) and Fast Training Boat (FTB).

World War I




1915



ML



75ft and 80ft



ELCO Prefabricated in USA, assembled in Canada, then shipped to UK and elsewhere. 580 built
No.
Craft
Built
Identity/
Pennant No. of Craft
1916 CMB 40ft, 55ft and 70ft Thornycroft design. 116 built 1916-22    
1935 MTB 60ft British Power Boat (BPB) 19 1-12, 14-19, 100
1938 MASB 60ft BPB 5 1-5
  MTB 68ft Vosper Private Venture (PV). Later MTB 102    
  MTB 70ft BPB PV. Later to Canadian Power Boat   Became MTB 332
  MTB 70ft and 60ft Vosper 10 20-23, 29, 30, 69-72
  MTB 72ft Thornycroft 3 24, 25, 28

World War II


Short (under 100 foot) Boats - MTBs, MASBs and

MGBs

1939 MASB 70ft and 63ft BPB. Later MGBs 41 6-21, 46, 50-67, 40-45
  MASB 63ft BPB. Remained MASBs 18 22-39
  MTB 71ft Vosper 24 31-40, 57-66, 218-221
  MTB 72ft J S White 8 41-48
  MTB 74ft Thornycroft 8 49-56
1940 MGB 69ft BPB. 5 Later MTBs (412-416) 8 74-81
  MGB 69ft Higgins. Purchased USA 12 69-73, 100-106
  MTB 71ft Vosper 26 73-98
  MTB 71ft J S White 12 201-212
1941-2 MGB 71ft BPB. 30 later MTBS (417, 418, 430-457) 32 107-138
  MTB 71ft Vosper 40 222-245, 347-362
  MTB 71ft Vosper. Lease-Lend USA 48 275-306, 363-378
  MTB 71ft White 12 246-257
1943 MTB 71ft BPB 40 458-497
  MTB 73ft Vosper 16 380-395
  MTB 71ft Vosper. Lease-Lend USA 16 396-411
  MTB 71ft White 6 424-429
  MTB 78ft Higgins. Lease-Lend USA 5 419-423
1944 MTB 71ft BPB 16 498-509, 519-522
  MTB 73ft Vosper 16 523-538

Motor Launches and Long (over 100 foot) Boats - MGBs and MTBs

1939-43 ML 72ft HDML 494 1001-1494
  ML 110ft Fairmile A 12 100-111
  ML 112ft Fairmile B 604 112 > 4004
  MGB 110ft Fairmile C 24 312-335
  MGB/MTB 115ft Fairmile D 229 601-800, 5001-5029
  MGB/MTB 117ft Csmper & Nicholsons 17 501-509, 511-518
  SGB 146ft GREY class 7 3-9

Post War

1947 FPB 123ft BOLD, PIONEER & PATHFINDER Served 1953-62
1950 FPB 75ft GAY class - 12 built Served 1953-56
1950 FPB 71ft DARK class - 18 built Served 1955-60
1954 FPB 99ft BRAVE, BORDERER & SWORDSMAN Served 1960-70
1968 FPB 102ft SCIMITAR, CUTLASS & SABRE Served 1970-81

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