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by Alan Gardner
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Crew members of ML 575
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Crew members of ML 575

Thank you very much again for your reply. According to his service record, my father was at: Cormorant, Gibraltar (ML170) from 14 Jul 44 to 25 Nov 44 St Angelo, Malta (ML170) from 26 Nov 44 to 14 Nov 45 St Angelo, Malta (ML575) from 15 Nov 45 to around Oct 46 (I assume as he went back to UK for Nov ...
by Alan Gardner
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Crew members of ML 575
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Crew members of ML 575

"Admin"
Thank you very much for identifying the Excelsior. So, now I know that my father went to both Livorno/Pisa and Venice whilst on his service, as the Excelsior photo was in the same pack/type.

I have uploaded some more photos which I hope are of use to others.

Regard

Alan
by Alan Gardner
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Crew members of ML 575
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Crew members of ML 575

Here are some photos of Ken Gardner and/or crew etc.
by Alan Gardner
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Crew members of ML 575
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Crew members of ML 575

Steve, My father, Ken Gardner (P/JX631151, 1943-1947) (b1925, d2009) was an Able Seaman on ML575. He was trained in the Radio Direction finding equipment. His record also shows he passed an exam "TR" on 6 Jun 1945. I don't know what that was. He became an A/S on 25 Nov 1944 whilst on ML170. He joine...
by Alan Gardner
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Dad's Navy Service ML 170 ML 575 Malta
Replies: 7
Views: 6856

Re: Dad's Navy Service ML 170 ML 575 Malta

Thank you for MTB 407 as well
by Alan Gardner
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Dad's Navy Service ML 170 ML 575 Malta
Replies: 7
Views: 6856

Re: Dad's Navy Service ML 170 ML 575 Malta

Here are photos of MTB 407, ML 575 and ML 554, ML 176, and the engine room of, I think, ML 575
I have higher resolution versions if anyone wants them
Regards
mtb-407-malta.jpg
MTB 407 Malta
ml-575-ml-554-malta.jpg
ML 575 and ML 554 Malta
ml-176-malta-harbour.jpg
ML 176 Malta Harbour
ml-engine-room.jpg
ML Engine Room
by Alan Gardner
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Dad's Navy Service ML 170 ML 575 Malta
Replies: 7
Views: 6856

Re: Dad's Navy Service ML 170 ML 575 Malta

Thank you all for the replies, and especially to Brian Holmes for the ship information.
I have tried to upload my photos, but the limit is 256KB and mine are 500-1000KB. I will see if I can save them at a lower resolution.
Regards
by Alan Gardner
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Dad's Navy Service ML 170 ML 575 Malta
Replies: 7
Views: 6856

Dad's Navy Service ML 170 ML 575 Malta

I have just found this excellent forum. I am researching my Dad's (1925-2009) wartime service (1943–1947). I have some information from the Navy. He served as an O/S then A/B on ML 170 and ML 575, mainly around Malta. I have photos of his HMS Collingwood class 1944, MTB 407, ML 554, ML 575, ML 176, ...

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