Tuesday, August 18, 2009

World War II Torpedo Boat

Motor Torpedo Boat

Summer Fun

This ship was built at Kockums in 1942. During WW II thousands of T 26 were used by the military in Great Britain and in the US. And also by the military in Italy, and Germany. It was a very advanced ship for it's time. Today it's a museum, and I got a chance to go aboard last Saturday when the 1st Marine Regiment at Berga, also known as the Amphibious Regiment showed some of their new and old vessels at Årsta Havsbad. And as you can see on the second photo I wasnt the only one interested! Climbing down the ladder and stepping into the machine room was very interesting. And warm! The officers that guided us around said that it was like a sauna down there on a hot day. The commanders bunk wasnt much bigger. All in all a very giving visit. I was told that this is the only remaining T56 in the world that is till in working order. Everything aboard the boat is still functional even all the equipment in the radio room.

12 comments:

Don and Krise said...

These must have been very impressive boats in their time. This one looks like it is in spectacular shape. Thanks for sharing such great images.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great action shot of the boat. It looks like it really drew a great crowd to see the old boat.

Eamon said...

Great looking boat. A little history of the lady here http://www.hnsa.org/ships/t26.htm

Olivier said...

la foule est aussi impressionnante que le bateau..
the crowd is also impressive as the boat..

Vogon Poet said...

I am partial to anything floating, but this is a real piece of history. It isquite incredible that the keep it in working order. Nice set of photos here and on Flickr.

John said...

Love the top shot, these were great boats and did good service.

Mo said...

Wow that would have been really interestng to see

brattcat said...

Interesting shots of the boat and the people on the boat on a bright and beautiful day!

B SQUARED said...

They were amazing ships. Good to see it is still around. Quite a bit of history there.

Jacob said...

I envy you the experience of going aboard this ship. It sure doesn't look much like the LSTs one sees in the movies!

Amazing that everything still works...

Great shots!

Lois said...

Another great action shot! Looks like they drew quite a crowd.

Keropok Man said...

You must have had a great time!