Survivors 

Most MTBs and MGBs survive because they are taken over as houseboats or, for the wealthy, private yachts.  Below is a partial list of surviving British Power Boat Company 71.5 footers.

Those built originally as MGBs were designated the Mark V.  Those built later were designed as MTBs, had a modified bridge, and were designated the Mark VI.

MGB 120 (MTB 439), Mark V
Shoreham-by-Sea, 2006

 

MGB 120 was commanded by Lt C.A. Burk before he joined the 29th Flotilla. Known affectionately as “Daddy Bones”, Lt Burk was the Divisional Leader and hence the second in command for LtCdr Tony Law.  Lt Burk took over MTB 461 of the 29th Flotilla upon joining that flotilla.  Sadly, 439 is an earth-filled hulk and is un-restorable.

MGB 136 (MTB 455), Mark V
Talisman
Southampton, 2006

MGB 137 (MTB 456), Mark V
Nokomis
Shoreham-by-Sea, 2006

 

MTB 477, Mark VI
Shearwater
Southampton, 2006

MTB 481, Mark VI
Bimini
Shoreham-by-Sea, 2006

MTB 487, Mark VI
Venture
Shoreham-by-Sea, 2006

MTB 490, Mark VI
Laguna
Shoreham-by-Sea, 2006

MTB 505, Mark VI
Quiberon

The Last Fairmile D 

These pictures of the last existing Fairmile D MTB, as served in the 65th (Canadian) MTB Flotilla.  Located in Norway, she is MTB 715 and was apparently beached for an unknown reason after being a submerged wreck.  Note that the photos are from 2004.

MTB 715, Fairmile D MTB
Norway, 2004 

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