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by Brian Holmes
Tue May 16, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML466 research lost relative
Replies: 1
Views: 2790

Re: ML466 research lost relative

There is a previous topic about ML 466 if you go down the list.

I suggest this is combined

There is also a story that there was a survivor which I am investigating.
by Brian Holmes
Wed May 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 730
Replies: 9
Views: 6500

Re: MTB 730

MTB_730 Woodnut & Co Ltd, St Helens, Isle of Wight 28/4/44 Known Crew TALtCdr George Clifford Fanner RNVR TLt 22/2/41 HMS Minos II (Lowestoft) 6th ML Flotilla 1/8/41 Based on Great Yarmouth Commanding Officer ML 150 1941 HMS Midge (Great Yarmouth) for minelayers 5/1/42 Commanding Officer MGB 323 6/4...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 657, 678, 663
Replies: 8
Views: 6327

Re: 657, 678, 663

The simple answer is that I have access to copies of The Navy List and Seedies List which details all Coastal Forces decorations plus around thirty years of investigation.
by Brian Holmes
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 657, 678, 663
Replies: 8
Views: 6327

Re: 657, 678, 663

MGB_663 William Osbourne Ltd, Littlehampton 8/3/43 663.jpg For actions in the Adriatic and off the coast of Italy 1/44 MID TLt Thomas Ellis Ladner RCNVR MID CMtrMch Herbert Booth P/MX117021 DSM LSea Basil Leonard Makri Nash C/JX154490 For actions in the Adriatic 8 - 9/44 DSC* TLt Thomas Ellis Ladner...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 657, 678, 663
Replies: 8
Views: 6327

Re: 657, 678, 663

MTB_678 Boat Construction Co Ltd, Barracks Ope, Falmouth 7/43 For Operation Hostile - minelaying off the northwest coast of France (Gazette Date - 29/2/44) MID TSLt Kenneth Frederick Creasey RNVR MID AB Robert Crosby C/JX184833 Wind up of the war in Europe (Gazette Date - 11/12/45) MID Tlt Henry Max...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 657, 678, 663
Replies: 8
Views: 6327

Re: 657, 678, 663

MGB_657 Woodnut & Co Ltd, St Helens, Isle of Wight 9/2/43 For actions in the Adriatic and off the west coast of Italy 1/44 DSC Lt John Douglas Maitland RCNVR MID POMtrMch Thomas Gardner C/MX76083 DSM AB Robert William Charter C/JX354767 MID AB Richard Albert Ratcliffe P/JX366821 For Operation Gun - ...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Petty Officer Leonard Brown RML 527
Replies: 5
Views: 6396

Re: Petty Officer Leonard Brown RML 527

ML_527 Brooke Marine Ltd, Oulton Broad, Nr Lowestoft 9/9/42 Known Crew TLt D P R Hunt RNVR HMS St Christopher for MLs 22/8/42 ML 527 22/8/42 TLt 1/11/42 Commanding Officer ML 246 4/9/44 TLt F A P Greenland RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 28/9/42 65th ML Flotilla Based at HMS Mentor II, Stornowa...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDMLs 1012, 1123 & 1236 in the Mediterranean
Replies: 3
Views: 5880

Re: HDMLs 1012, 1123 & 1236 in the Mediterranean

HDML_1123 Sussex Shipbuilding Company, Shoreham, Sussex 2/8/42 Known Crew TLt C J Burningham RNVR TSLt HMS Forte IV (Falmouth) for MLs 27/10/41 HMS St Christopher for MLs 13/4/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1123 8/42 TLt 13/6/43 TLt T C Ivens RNVR TSLt 14/8/42 3rd ML Flotilla HMS St Angelo (Malta) 11/42...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDMLs 1012, 1123 & 1236 in the Mediterranean
Replies: 3
Views: 5880

Re: HDMLs 1012, 1123 & 1236 in the Mediterranean

I would like to use the pictures on the Medusa Website www.hmsmedusa.org.uk perhaps you would like to visit. I am attaching our current entries Brian Holmes Coxswain of Medusa (HDML 1387) HDML_1012 R A Newman, Hamworthy, Dorset 10/2/41 Known Crew TLt F G Fuller RNVR TSLt 23/4/42 HMS Victory III HMS ...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 29th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla
Replies: 3
Views: 4741

Re: 29th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla

MTB_463 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire 25/3/44 463.png On the bridge, (left to right): Lieut Glenn Creba, RCNVR, of Winnipeg, Commanding Officer, Lieut. Richard Paddon, RCNVR, first Lieutenant, of Labrador, L/S Fred Caselton, RCNVR, of Toronto, Coxswain. Below (From left to right): Sto. (M) ...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 614
Replies: 9
Views: 12892

Re: MTB 614

MGB_614 Woodnut & Co Ltd, St Helens, Isle of Wight 6/8/42 For an action off Dieppe 28/3/44 DSM AB Alfred Mawson P/JX383886 MID Lt James William Gladwell RCNVR MID PO Thomas Boyle C/JX139471 For Operation Neptune - passage of troops and supplies during the assault on Normandy DSM LSea Leslie Pringle ...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Desperately seeking info on MGB 17
Replies: 33
Views: 16618

Re: Desperately seeking info on MGB 17

MGB_17 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire For an action with E Boats off the Sunk Light Vessel 7/3/43 MID TLt Charles Arthur Burk RCNVR MID ALSea Philip Ratcliffe C/SSX17536 For a series of actions in the Channel over a period of two years (Gazette Date - 21/11/44) DSM APOMtrMch Christopher Dobs...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 341
Replies: 6
Views: 4231

Re: ML 341

ML_341 Collins, Lowestoft 27/10/41 For minesweeping between Naples and Livorno 1944 DSC TLt James Granville Dixon RNVR DSM PO George Frederick Cusack P/JX128966 For services in the clearance of the Aegean and the relief of Greece (Gazette Date - 14/8/45) BEM AB Frank Leslie Curtis D/JX287303 Wind up...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: Members Record of Service
Replies: 0
Views: 2902

Members Record of Service

I have recently been loaned a copy of a book produced by the North Midland Branch of the CFVA on Members Records of Service. It contains data extracted from Service Certificates and short memories and is a fascinating read as well as being an excellent source of data which is going into my database....
by Brian Holmes
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 606 and MTB 684
Replies: 7
Views: 5351

Re: MGB 606 and MTB 684

MTB_684 Woodnut & Co Ltd, St Helens, Isle of Wight 28/4/43 For an action off the Dutch coast 9/6/44 DSC TLt David Caldwell Storrie RNVR MID TLt Joseph Anthony Reeves RNVR DSM ACMtrMch Leonard John Terry P/MX99262 MID PO Frederick Jones D/SSx15843 MID LSea George Alfred Kerby D/SSX17953 DSM AB James ...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 606 and MTB 684
Replies: 7
Views: 5351

Re: MGB 606 and MTB 684

LSea George Alfred Kerby D/SSX17963 AB MTB 606 For an action in the Nore area 19/10/43 MID LSea 58th MTB Flotilla Based on Lowestoft MTB 684 For an action off the Dutch coast 9/6/44 MID 1944 MGB_606 Wallasea Bay Yacht Station Ltd, Wallasea Bay, Nr Rochford 7/7/42 For an action in the Nore area 27/3/...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML 1321
Replies: 5
Views: 4420

HDML 1321

A has been set up in Australia with the aim of restoring ML 1321 and they have opened a website.
by Brian Holmes
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Peter Douglas BARLOW, DSC ... MGB 659
Replies: 5
Views: 3978

Re: Peter Douglas BARLOW, DSC ... MGB 659

MGB_659 Boat Construction Co Ltd, Barracks Ope, Falmouth 5/43 For raids with French commandos in the Tyrrhenian Sea 1943 CdeG TLt Peter Douglas Barlow RNVR For actions in the Adriatic and off the west coast of Italy 1/44 MID TLt Peter Douglas Barlow RNVR DSM POMtrMch George Henry Daley P/MX89675 MID...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 253
Replies: 13
Views: 6179

Re: ML 253

ML_253 John Sadd, Maldon, Essex 5/5/41 Known Crew TLt E E Lever RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 8/9/41 TLt 17/10/41 Commanding Officer ML 253 14/11/43 TSLt L C Harmer RNVR TSLt 27/5/43 ML 253 27/5/43 Sea Charles Philip Christie LT/JX 280682 ML 253 Died 7/2/45 Age 29 Son of Robert and Christina ...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 234
Replies: 2
Views: 3566

Re: MTB 234

My version Officer data extracted from The Navy List MTB_234 Berthon Boat Co, Lymington 12/4/42 For attacks on enemy shipping off the enemy coast September and November 1942 DSC Lt Peter Gerald Charles Dickens For an action off the Dutch coast 17/4/43 MID Lt Peter Gerald Charles Dickens For an attac...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 208
Replies: 9
Views: 8730

Re: MTB 208

MTB_208 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 13/8/42 For a series of actions in the Channel (Gazette Date - 21/11/44) DSM ACMtrMch Philip Dundas P/MX79030 MID ALSea Kenneth Arthur Charles Childs D/JX186892 DSM AB David Matthew Collin C/JX352622 For Operation Neptune - passage of troops and supplies during...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Medusa 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5258

Re: Medusa 2016

A few pictures from Medusa's visit to Dunkirk. We were there at the anniversary of the evacuation and the British Consul invited us to the ceremony where we stood on the right of the line as guests watching the official wreath and the Poppy Wreath being laid, and hearing both national anthems being ...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Two Old Ladies Meet Again
Replies: 1
Views: 3195

Two Old Ladies Meet Again

During Medusa's latest trip up channel we met MTB 102 and ran around with her for a few days around the place where she won the decorations.
Pass 1.jpg
by Brian Holmes
Tue May 03, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Medusa 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5258

Re: Medusa 2016

Docking complete, Medusa heads back to Gosport.

On the way we have a mini fleet review when we go and visit RML 497 at Hythe.
by Brian Holmes
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Medusa 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5258

Medusa 2016

Medusa HDML 1387 is currently at Saxon Wharf in Southampton for her annual slipping and will go back in the water on Friday. Pictures taken on Monday showing what can be achieved in a day. She needs to look particularly good this year as she is being chartered by Warner Brothers to take part in film...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Robert Thompson Capelle
Replies: 10
Views: 5935

Re: Robert Thompson Capelle

MTB_741 A M Dickie & Sons, Tarbert, Scotland 7/44 For anti E Boat operations in the Nore area 30/11/44 MID TSLt Barry Middleton Simpson RNZNVR MID LSea Edwin Ernest Fisher D/JX133816 MID AB Cyril Edward Hand P/JX326119 Known Crew TLt William Benyon RNVR First Lieutenant 5th MTB Flotilla MTB 43 27/01...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Robert Thompson Capelle
Replies: 10
Views: 5935

Re: Robert Thompson Capelle

MGB_630 Alex Robertson (Yachtbuilders) & Sons Ltd, Sandbank, Scotland 5/11/42 For an action off the Dutch coast 30/4/43 DSC TSLt William George Dalziel RNVR DSM PO Harry Currie D/SSX14577 DSM APOMtrMch Eric Ernest Vincent Bailey P/MX98846 DSM ALSea Cyril Frank Churchill D/JX159195 DSM AB Fred Cuthbe...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: L. Cousins D.S.M. MGB 607
Replies: 7
Views: 6739

Re: L. Cousins D.S.M. MGB 607

There has been a requote from my database, but here is the full entry. MGB_607 James A Silver Ltd, Rosneath, Scotland 6/42 For an action with E Boats off Smith’s Knoll 24/10/43 DSC TLt Robert Michael Marshall RNVR "His aggressive spirit was a fine example to all Commanding Officers of Coastal Force ...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB's 268, 309, 266, 265
Replies: 5
Views: 7848

Re: MTB's 268, 309, 266, 265

MTB_309 Elco Works, Electric Boat Company, Bayonne, New Jersey 09/02/42 For services during the withdrawal from Tobruk summer 1942 DSC* Lt Denis Jermain DSM Sto1 Ernest Baynes D/KX127770 MID LTel Francis McMahon D/JX149283 Known Crew TLt Robert Varvill RNVR TASLt First Lieutenant MTB 34 14/08/40 TSL...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB's 268, 309, 266, 265
Replies: 5
Views: 7848

Re: MTB's 268, 309, 266, 265

MTB_265 Elco Works, Electric Boat Company, Bayonne, New Jersey 20/12/40 Known Crew TLt John Alfred Wolfe RNVR TSLt 11/5/40 First Lieutenant MTB 107 19/07/40 – 41 HMS Medway, TLt 23/2/41 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) HMS Mosquito for MTBs 15/2/42 21st MTB Flotilla Commanding Officer MTB 232 19/9/...

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