20 Sep Torpedo Boat MTB 102 visits Ramsgate
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Local residents will have noticed a striking visitor to the Royal Harbour this week, in the form of MTB 102, a historic torpedo boat. Ramsgate Maritime Museum was pleased to host this historic vessel it’s heritage pontoons in the Royal Harbour for several days.
MTB 102 is one of few surviving motor torpedo boats that served with the Coastal Forces of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. She was built as the Vosper Private Venture Boat as a prototype, but was purchased and taken into service by the Admiralty.
She was the smallest vessel to ever serve as a flagship for the Royal Navy
More information on MTB 102 at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTB_102