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HMS Bold Pathfinder

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Fast patrol vessel of the Royal Navy.

Bold-class experimental gas-turbine powered attack craft

c.1952 Built by Vosper fitted with a Metropolitan-Vickers: G2 engine, a development of the Gatric engine, in conjunction with a pair of Napier Deltic diesel engines. The structure was built using "Noral" aluminium alloys[1]

1953 Her sister ship, HMS Bold Pioneer was the first operational gas turbine powered warship[2]

Scrapped 1962.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times June 15, 1953
  2. The Times, January 22, 1953