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MGB46

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:47 pm
by alross2
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.
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Re: MGB46

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:01 pm
by Darius
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.

Regards

Darius

Re: MGB46

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:26 am
by alross2
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?
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Re: MGB46

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:57 am
by reinaart
Hi Al, a pic of S 201 and S 202 probably taken in Holland (expired ebay auction) :

Image

Regards,

Arjan

Re: MGB46

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:49 pm
by alross2
Outstanding! Nice, clear shots. Thank you.

Re: MGB46

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:10 pm
by Darius
Hi Al,

friends from FMA also posted some other links:

a) http://www.foerderverein-museums-schnel ... -typen.htm --> "S 201"

b) http://www.lostbulgaria.com/index.php?cat=6&paged=10 --> page 10-13


Regards

Darius