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by cdsc123
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 730
Replies: 9
Views: 9472

Re: MTB 730

MTB 730;
by cdsc123
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 341
Replies: 6
Views: 6396

Re: ML 341

Drama was sold to Demetre Mendrinos and re-named Sounion. In LRoY 1966.
by cdsc123
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 253
Replies: 13
Views: 9270

Re: ML 253

KILORAN II EX CAMBRIAN PRINCE EX LEPANTO Built 1941 FAIRMILE B ML253. Builder J. SADD Owners DEVON CRUISING CO, LATER CAPT MORGAN (MALTA) late 1990s THEN TO TUNIS 2001. 1951 Converted to yacht "Lepanto". For the 1956 season she was bought by Cambrian Marine Line Ltd of Liverpool and made cruises fro...
by cdsc123
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: L. Cousins D.S.M. MGB 607
Replies: 7
Views: 9359

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

from holmesb4; 17th MGB Flotilla MGB 601, MGB 603, MGB 604, MGB 605, MGB 606, MGB 607, MGB 609, MGB 610, MGB 612 Based at Great Yarmouth 10/43 50th MTB Flotilla MTB 603, MTB 604, MTB 605, MTB 606, MTB 607, MTB 609, MTB 610, MTB 612 later MTB 673, MTB 676, MTB 677, MTB 678, MTB 734, MTB 751, MTB 756 ...
by cdsc123
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: L. Cousins D.S.M. MGB 607
Replies: 7
Views: 9359

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

by cdsc123
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: L. Cousins D.S.M. MGB 607
Replies: 7
Views: 9359

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

by cdsc123
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 69-73, 100-106
Replies: 2
Views: 4872

Re: MGB 69-73, 100-106

Hello Al

Glad to hear you will complete the Higgins section, John did mention to me he had nearly finished the BPB section also...

Another source of information for the craft you mention is RASC Archives (as many became HSTTL's). I will ask Dave Fricker.

Regards,
Christian.
by cdsc123
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Coastal Forces Hulls in 1/72nd and 1/35th Scale
Replies: 11
Views: 11920

Re: Coastal Forces Hulls in 1/72nd and 1/35th Scale

Hi Rodney Yes I can make you a 1/72nd scale Ton hull no problem. The price is 42.00 pounds. Picture; https://www.flickr.com/photos/25721684@N00/17108538529/in/album-72157632269542118/lightbox/ contact email mtbhulls@gmail.com It may interest you to know there is a 1/96th scale kit available here; ht...
by cdsc123
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Ordinary Telegraphist Alfred Reginald GILL (MGB 318)
Replies: 5
Views: 7965

Re: Ordinary Telegraphist Alfred Reginald GILL (MGB 318)

This is a picture of MGB 318;
by cdsc123
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: British Power Boat Co 71ft 6ins hulls used as Target boats
Replies: 2
Views: 4124

Re: British Power Boat Co 71ft 6ins hulls used as Target boats

P8202 ex RCB2 ex P8046 ex CT46 was built as MTB 499

This from Janes 56-57;
by cdsc123
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Yugoslavian MTBs
Replies: 1
Views: 3821

Re: Yugoslavian MTBs

from navyworld.narod.ru Torpedo boats type "Fr. Lürssen" 1. "Durmitor" ( "Durmitor" ) (from December 25, 1945 5 PM ( TČ 5 ) on-board number 5 , with the May 18, 1949 PM 191 ( TČ 191 ) side number 191 , 1952 391 PM ( TČ 391 ) side number 391 ) Yugoslav motor torpedo boat (motor torpiљarka, Motorna to...
by cdsc123
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard
Replies: 14
Views: 11083

Re: Vosper 363-378 Annapolis Yacht Yard

Hi Arjan

This is a nice shot;
by cdsc123
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Researching Ch Off Edward Bourne Ruffman DSC
Replies: 8
Views: 10393

Re: Researching Ch Off Edward Bourne Ruffman DSC

CHANT 45; CHANnel Tanker number 45 built by Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHANT_%28ship_type%29

Sistership pic from teesbuiltships.co.uk;
by cdsc123
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: BC Ward DSC*
Replies: 4
Views: 8009

Re: BC Ward DSC*

Hi Liam Reading through these should give you some insight (especially the first one!) http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/53/a2087453.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/68/a1156268.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/44/a6384044.shtml http:/...
by cdsc123
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: BC Ward DSC*
Replies: 4
Views: 8009

Re: BC Ward DSC*

Hi Liam

Here are a few pictures gleaned from various sources hopefully one or two are new to you;
by cdsc123
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: 5 Admirals aboard the 'Medusa'
Replies: 3
Views: 4804

Re: 5 Admirals aboard the 'Medusa'

No bad luck I hope. My dad always told us never to take an Admiral, a wheelbarrow or an umbrella on a boat.
by cdsc123
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Four Torpedo D Boats
Replies: 2
Views: 3570

Re: Four Torpedo D Boats

Hi Ken From Allied Coastal Forces of WWII vol. I; 229 boats were built. Numbers; 601-616 were ordered as MGBs (no hull scallops). 617-632 as MTBs with 2 x raised 21" tubes (no hull scallops). 633-696 mostly MTBs but not all were so rated (hulls with scallops). Up to this point about half were MTBs a...
by cdsc123
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard D-Day Commemoration Fleet
Replies: 0
Views: 3379

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard D-Day Commemoration Fleet

MTB HULLS will do 20% off for orders for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard D-Day Commemoration Fleet hulls sets.

HDML 1387, MGB 81, MTB 102 and HSL 102.

In 1/72nd scale; £80.00

In 1/24th scale; £220.00

plus p&p.

www.mtbhulls.co.uk
by cdsc123
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 206
Replies: 34
Views: 23514

Re: ML 206

Did you already see this on the database; ML 206 Fairmile Motor Launch (B ML) Length: 112' Builder's Yard: Aldous Successors, Brightlingsea Completion Date: 5th March 1941 Loss or Disposal Date: October 1946 Notes: ML 206 had torpedoes fitted for a time but these never proved very useful as the addi...
by cdsc123
Wed May 14, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Personnel
Topic: MTB 640
Replies: 6
Views: 7374

Re: MTB 640

ref. torpedo armament.
from uboat.net

Commissioned as Motor Gunboat MGB 640 on 1 Nov 1942
Reclassified as Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 640 in 1943
by cdsc123
Thu May 08, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 130
Replies: 15
Views: 12873

Re: ML 130

Fairmiles were fitted with anchor points for a wide range of equipment and weaponry so fitting the Oropesa sweep would have been a straightforward task, it could have been easily carried out in Gibraltar or Malta.
by cdsc123
Wed May 07, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 130
Replies: 15
Views: 12873

Re: ML 130

Minesweeping and patrol I think. That would be Brian's field of knowledge not mine.
by cdsc123
Tue May 06, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 130
Replies: 15
Views: 12873

Re: ML 130

ML 130 in A/S role with 3-pounder MKI Hotchkiss gun, Holman Projector and 12 depth charges;
by cdsc123
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 2nd MGB Flotilla
Replies: 21
Views: 18494

Re: 2nd MGB Flotilla

TITS.

Tracer, Incendiary, Tracer, Semi-armour-piercing.

Gunners found it easy to remember the mnemonic TITs for some reason, in order to load the shells in the correct order.

TITS.
by cdsc123
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 149 / ML(A) 3 and ML 919 information
Replies: 6
Views: 8291

Re: ML 149 / ML(A) 3 and ML 919 information

Brian

Post war fate for ML 149; Yacht CRYSANTHE O/No 167993. Owner 49-55 AGNES JAY at PORTSMOUTH.
by cdsc123
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Info & Photos of Fort Lascaris, Valletta, Malta
Replies: 4
Views: 5156

Re: Info & Photos of Fort Lascaris, Valletta, Malta

Try contacting Frederick Galea, the author of Call Out, he may be able to help you with this research. He is on several social media websites.
by cdsc123
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Info & Photos of Fort Lascaris, Valletta, Malta
Replies: 4
Views: 5156

Re: Info & Photos of Fort Lascaris, Valletta, Malta

Martin interestingly your view shows the tourboat Bramjla which started life in 1941 as HDML 1009
by cdsc123
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HMML 129
Replies: 8
Views: 16151

Re: HMML 129

Danielle

A picture of ML 129 is available from the IWM;

http://m.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205119461
by cdsc123
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 891
Replies: 7
Views: 8578

Re: ML 891

Quoted from "FROM TROMBAY TO CHANGI, THE STORY OF ARAKAN COASTAL FORCES, WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY OFFICERS WHO PARTICIPATED" AT 09:30 THE MLS DEPLOYED TO STARBOARD AND PORT TO ENGAGE ANY TARGET THAT PRESENTED ITSELF, AND THE LANDING CRAFT ROARED ONTO THE BEACHES TO DISGORGE TROOPS WHO SPREAD OUT IN ...
by cdsc123
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 891
Replies: 7
Views: 8578

Re: ML 891

Hi David

ML 891

37th ML Flotilla

Lt. Johnny Weston RNVR
S/Lt Peter King RNVR

Mined and Sunk at Kyaukpyuat, Ramree Island, Burma 21.1.45.

Regards, Christian.

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