MGB46

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alross2
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MGB46

Postby alross2 » 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.
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Darius
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Re: MGB46

Postby Darius » 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.

Regards

Darius

alross2
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Re: MGB46

Postby alross2 » 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?
VANTUL1.jpg
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S201 or 202 (2018_07_23 16_35_27 UTC).jpg

reinaart
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Re: MGB46

Postby reinaart » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:57 am

Hi Al, a pic of S 201 and S 202 probably taken in Holland (expired ebay auction) :

Image

Regards,

Arjan

alross2
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Re: MGB46

Postby alross2 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:49 pm

Outstanding! Nice, clear shots. Thank you.

Darius
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Re: MGB46

Postby Darius » Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:10 pm

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


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