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by John Ward
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 611 Crew
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: MTB 611 Crew

Thanks for posting this information - really interesting to read of these accounts and add to the little information I have on Ernest and his time on MTB 611. The only other photographs I have that relate to this time are one of 4 unidentified vessels moored up but I do not know which type they are ...
by John Ward
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 611 Crew
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: MTB 611 Crew

Thanks for having a look - on reflection I am sure you are right - it does look like a more informal group. Hopefully the photo may be of interest to anyone else who’s relatives served on MTB 611 or with 51st MTB Flotilla - I would be interested to hear from them along with the material you mentione...
by John Ward
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 611 Crew
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: MTB 611 Crew

Thank you for the update - I have attached the photograph of MTB 611 along with the crew photo I mentioned - I believe Lt. Commander NYE is the gentleman third from left on the back row.
by John Ward
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 611 Crew
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: MTB 611 Crew

Thank you for coming back so quickly - this is really interesting and any further information is much appreciated. Just a bit more background on Ernest - he volunteered on 13 February 1943 age 17 and joined MTB 611 as Ordinary Seaman before becoming Able Seaman on 3 January 1944. He was released fro...
by John Ward
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 611 Crew
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

MTB 611 Crew

Hi my name is John Ward and my uncle - Ernest Edwin Gavaghan (P/JX 420286) - served on MTB 611 from 13 July 1943 to 17 Jan 1945, stationed firstly at Aggressive and then Fervent. He left me several documents including his Certificate of Service and two or three photographs one of which I believe is ...

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