||D. Garth Connelly, David L. Krakow
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Several forces shaped the best МTВ of World War Two, the Schnellhoot. These included the invention of the torpedo, developments in the engine, and restriction of the Treaty of Versailles, American contract for a luxury yacht, and, of course, naval hegemony of Great Britain forces. The term Schnellboot is the German for "speedboat" and we often referred to her as S-Boat. Just the same as when we use the term U-Boat to address submarines. The Kaiserliche Marine - Imperial German Navy - deployed their first motorboats in 1914, just before the World War One. These MTBs were well equipped to carry torpedo tubes; but, a torpedo shortage resulted in their redeployment in the Unterseeboot Zerstorer role...