Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:47 pm
TM51 was a 70' BPB boat built for the RNN. Two sisters were under construction in Holland under license, but were captured by the Germans. They, in turn, completed the two and placed them in service as S201 and S202. TM51 escaped to Britain, eventually becoming MGB46. The turret weapons are single 20mm Hispanos.
Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:01 pm
For S 201 (ex TM-52) & S 202 (ex TM-53) have a look here:
https://www.historisches-marinearchiv.d ... _value=186
https://www.historisches-marinearchiv.d ... _value=187
They were both sold to Bulgaria, getting renemed in S 1 and S 2.
Have a note, because there have been a second S 201 and S 202, later in war, too.
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:26 am
Thank you, Darius, for the references. I have two somewhat indistinct photos of S 201 and two of VANTUL. Can you suggest any other sources (hopefully with photos) of these boats?
Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:57 am
Hi Al, a pic of S 201 and S 202 probably taken in Holland (expired ebay auction) :
Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:49 pm
Outstanding! Nice, clear shots. Thank you.
Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:10 pm