Tag Archives: Motor Torpedo Boat

Find Them, Sink Them!

Issue Number: 5506

Lieutenant Tony Markham stood on the bridge of his Motor Torpedo Boat. In front of him was a twenty‑millimetre cannon, behind him were twin half‑inch machine guns and to each side a twenty‑one inch torpedo. Sounds a lot? Not when the target is a massive enemy tanker in a heavily defended French harbour it’s not! […]

The Fiord Fighters

Issue Number: 5434

With their Norwegian homeland occupied by the Germans, Lieutenant Rolf Amundsen and his crew had good reason for wanting to tangle with the enemy as often as possible. Unfortunately, their CO, Lieutenant Commander George Barron, reckoned they were just a bunch of pirates and took every opportunity to dampen their enthusiasm. But when they were […]

Spitfires of the Sea

Issue Number: 5195

Fast and agile, the Motor Torpedo Boats of the Royal Navy were feared in the seas around Britain. Determined to defend the coast, their ferocity under pressure caused them to be dubbed ‘Spitfires of the Sea.’ But that meant nothing to young Able Seaman John Dawes. He longed to be posted to a mighty destroyer […]