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German MTM boat (ex-Italian)
Posted by Rick E Davis on September 4, 2017, 21:29:43
While at NARA on my last trip I came across photos of this captured ex-Italian "Semi-Sucide" boats that the Germans operated off the South of France in late 1944 and that was captured by a PT-Boat. The idea of these boats was to point one at a target, bailout on a small lift raft and when the boat struck the ship a small demolition charge would drop a depth charge so that it exploded under the target.
Among the photos was even a nice drawing of the captured boat.
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