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    The damage sustained by an M.T.B. after ramming an enemy ship

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    Unused / Unissued Material - dates unclear or unknown

    WS. M.T.B. in dry dock as the crew examine a hole in the hull caused by ramming an enemy vessel. MS. Crew examining large hole in the bow of the boat. CU & MS. Crew scrutinising the damage. WS. Crew holding pieces of damaged boat. CU. Sailors holding damaged parts. MS. Slow pan down the bow of the boat to reveal hole caused by ramming. LS. Crew member looking at damage. CU. Officer. WS. Officer and crew members examining the damage. WS. Crew manoeuvring the damaged boat .

    N.B. MTB stands for Motor Torpedo Boat.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:45:00 / 01:55:48:00
    UN 223 B

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  1. MikeAsh says

    MTB 18 is faintly visible as a pennant number. This was a wooden-hulled MTB built by the British Powerboat Company of Southampton in the late 1930s. The damage may be associated with the Dunkirk evacuation of May-June 1940.

    The senior officer in shot bears some resemblance to Lieutenant-Commander C A James RN as shown in a photo on page 120 of Coastal Forces at War by David Jefferson (2008, Haynes Publishing, Sparkford, UK)

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