MTB Torpedo Tube question

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Chris Preston
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MTB Torpedo Tube question

Postby Chris Preston » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:41 pm

'Afternoon All,

Would anyone on this board know the wall thickness of a standard RN 18" torpedo tube, as fitted to MTB's? I have a source for 3/4" aluminum tubing that's the correct OD for an 18" tube in 1/24th scale, but am concerned about the wall-thickness.

Many Thanks in advance.

Sincerely,

Chris Preston,
Victoria, BC,
Canada

Scobello11
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Re: MTB Torpedo Tube question

Postby Scobello11 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:18 am

Port and starboard torpedo's being loaded
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reinaart
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Re: MTB Torpedo Tube question

Postby reinaart » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:48 am

Thanks for posting these really interesting pics ! They show a lend lease Vosper (probably built by Jacob's). Any idea where these photos were taken ?

Regards,

Arjan

Peter
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Re: MTB Torpedo Tube question

Postby Peter » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:17 am

Good Morning arjan
Could they be Boats of the 28th Flott. being loaded with torpedoes
on their arrival in the Mediterranean from America

reinaart
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Re: MTB Torpedo Tube question

Postby reinaart » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:07 pm

Hi Peter,

I don't know where these particular Jacob's Vospers were commissioned. The torp loading pics were I think taken at Valletta or Ancona. All I know is that these Vospers were at HMS Gregale on VE day. This photo shows the Vospers decked out in bunting :

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Some more pics, also Malta :

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Cheers,

Arjan

reinaart
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Re: MTB Torpedo Tube question

Postby reinaart » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:07 pm

Hi Peter,

I don't know where these particular Jacob's Vospers were commissioned. The torp loading pics were I think taken at Valletta or Ancona. All I know is that these Vospers were at HMS Gregale on VE day. This photo shows the Vospers decked out in bunting :

Image

Some more pics, also Malta :

Image
Image
Image
Image

Cheers,

Arjan

Scobello11
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Re: MTB Torpedo Tube question

Postby Scobello11 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:18 am

Thanks for posting these really interesting pics ! They show a lend lease Vosper (probably built by Jacob's). Any idea where these photos were taken ?

Regards,

Arjan
Hi Arjan,

There is no specific location in my grandfathers book, "The short history of the 28th Flotilla", although i suspect it is Valletta.

Regards,

Simon


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