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Coastal Motor Boat 4

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This boat looks to be of the "Italian Type" that was packed with exsplosives and directed at an enemy vessel with the pilot dropping off at the last minute ??. Anymore information on this boat Michael. Looking at the pic again is it possible a "Torpedo" fitted into the slot albeit the wrong way round??. probably I've got it all wrong and has nothing to do with an attack craft??.
 

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Tony,
CMBs were used
as topedo boats during the WW1. They were also used for covert operations in the Baltic assisting white Russian forces.
Cheers
Michael
 

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Thanks Michael. I was only a world war out.
 

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The torpedo sat in the cradle behind the helmsman with it's "nose" behind the seat. With the torpedo "engine" running and the Bow of the boat pointing towards the target the clamps were released, the torpedo slid back out of the cradle and the boat made a sharp turn to Port or Starboard to get out of it's path. The same method was used on the larger CMB's
 

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