Hurja Class Motor Torpedo Boat

Hurja Class Motor Torpedo Boat

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Hurja class motor torpedo boats or H class was an Italian-designed class of Finnish motor torpedo boats, seeing service with the Finnish Navy during World War II. The five boats of the H class were built by Cantieri Baglietto in Genua, Italy and transported to Finland over land and sea, a journey that took 11 days. These boats had been ordered during the Winter War in 1940, but due to lack of material, the production took time, and became ready by 1943. Their main engines, originally aircraft engines, were of bad quality. Therefore the engines had to be spared and not used at all for training. After only 20 hours of service, the engines had deteriorated greatly in power. The Finnish Navy stopped using these as torpedo boats after the summer of 1943 and used them instead as fast mine-layers and smoke dischargers.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136743523
  • 9786136743523