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THE HARBOUR DEFENCE MOTOR LAUNCHES

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Author(s): W.H. Rice

Journal: Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies
ISSN 2224-0020

Volume: 8;
Issue: 4;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: 72 fet Harbour Defence Motor Launch | guard against attack by swimmers or underwater vehicles | Local Defence Patrol Launches | Seaward Defence Boats

ABSTRACT
One of the handiest small craft to emerge from the Second World War was the 72 fet Harbour Defence Motor Launch. It's purpose was to patrol harbours and their approaches and to guard against attack by swimmers or underwater vehicles such as 'chariots' or even submarines. For this task the craft was fitted with a small ASDIC outfit and carried eight depth charges. Surface armament comprised a three-pounder gun on the foredeck, twin Lewis guns on the bridge and a 20 mm Oerlikon aft.

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