I wonder whether anyone can help with the numbering of some of these boats, and also what colour they may have been.
I would like to draw a couple of profiles of these boats, to go in a book to be published later this year. The best source (so far) of pictures has been navyphotos.co.uk, and the composite image attached shows four of these boats from that site. I've got this provisional list of boat identities by cross-referencing the database on this site and others:
MTB 521 = RCB 3 = P8203
MTB 457 = ?RC 1? = P8201
?MTB ??? = RCB 2 = ?P8202? (edited from earlier to remove incorrect number)
MTB 480 = ?RCB 4? = P8204
Can anyone confirm the numbers within the ? - ?, or suggest alternatives if I've got them wrong?
My second query is what colour these boats were. My initial thoughts are various greys or black, but looking at the flags, uniforms and other items of known colour, I'm wondering if the 8203 or RCB 2 might be less sombre?