British Power Boat Co 71ft 6ins hulls used as Target boats

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British Power Boat Co 71ft 6ins hulls used as Target boats

Postby GCU Grey Area » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:05 am

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?
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Re: British Power Boat Co 71ft 6ins hulls used as Target boats

Postby cdsc123 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:05 pm

P8202 ex RCB2 ex P8046 ex CT46 was built as MTB 499

This from Janes 56-57;
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Re: British Power Boat Co 71ft 6ins hulls used as Target boats

Postby GCU Grey Area » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:03 am

That's really useful. Many thanks.


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