Motor Torpedo Boat 5001

Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) was the name given to fast torpedo boats by the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy. The 'motor' in the formal designation, referring to the use of petrol engines, was to distinguish them from the majority of other naval craft that used steam turbines or reciprocating steam engines.The capitalised term is generally used for the Royal Navy (RN) boats and abbreviated to "MTB".

 

During the Second World War, the US Navy boats were usually called by their hull classification symbol of "PT" (Patrol, Torpedo), and are covered under PT boat although the class type were still "motor torpedo boats".

 

After the end of the War in 1945, a number of the Royal Navy's MTBs were stripped and the empty hulls sold for use as houseboats.

 

Rammed by German Schnellboot 176, on 7 April 1945, and sunk.

 

2 Died of wounds, 1 Man missing since.


Name: Johnson, George Francis

Rank: Petty Officer Motor Mechanic

Age:23

No.P/MX 124965

Missing since: 07-04-1945

Next of Kin:Son of George and Getrude Johnson, husband of Majorie Elizabeth johnson, of Masbrough.

   

 Portsmouth Memorial Panel 89-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed at North Sea.