Motor Torpedo Boat
U.S. NAVYUNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
This manual must be burned or sunk, before it is
possible for it to fall into the hands of an enemy.
COMMANDER IN CHIEF UNITED STATES FLEET, NAVY DEPARTMENT, Washington, D.C., February 1, 1943.
1. This Motor Torpedo Boat Manual (short title--Motorprons Two) is approved and issued to the service for use. This manual is RESTRICTED, may be issued to officers and petty officers of the Navy, and for instruction of naval personnel. It shall not be carried in aircraft for use therein.
2. Although motor torpedo boats are a relatively new weapon, considerable operating experience has been accumulated. Peacetime operation promoted valuable experimental work and the development of tactical, administrative, and operative procedures. Wartime operation against the enemy in the Pacific, to date, has already greatly added to the total experience gained. As new squadrons are commissioned and sent to outlying bases, the importance of passing on the benefits of operating experience to new personnel needs no elaboration.
3. Each commanding officer shall keep a record of issue of this manual within his command. When no longer required or when its destruction is ordered, it shall be destroyed by burning. No report of destruction is required.
Chief of Staff.
Page PART I. Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Regulations and Instructions (revised September 1942) 1-68 PART II. Gunnery Instructions 69-270 PART III. Seamanship and Navigation 273-319 PART IV. Communications 321-356 PART V. Hull Construction and Engineering Installation 359-379