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by Brian Holmes
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB's 268, 309, 266, 265
Replies: 5
Views: 9327

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

MTB_266 Elco Works, Electric Boat Company, Bayonne, New Jersey 12/12/40 For an attack on an enemy convoy off Cape Zebib 1/4/43 DSC TLt Richard Routledge Smith RNVR DSM LSea John Wilson C/JX139133 DSM MtrMch Robert Leonard Capindale P/MX120377 MID TSLt John Norman Broad RNZNVR MID AB John Hyslop C/JX...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB's 268, 309, 266, 265
Replies: 5
Views: 9327

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

MTB_268 Elco Works, Electric Boat Company, Bayonne, New Jersey 23/12/40 Known Crew Lt David Cowley Souter RNVR HMS Hornet 12/39. 10th MTB Flotilla Commanding Officer MTB 68 9/40 TLt 1/12/40 10th MTB Flotilla Commanding Officer MTB 268 22/2/42 HMS Viscount (Destroyer) HMS Arbela (Boston, Lincs) 9/6/4...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: RML 497
Replies: 2
Views: 4577

RML 497

Up early this morning to view RML 497 (The Fairmile) come into Pompey as the latest exhibit of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
by Brian Holmes
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 756 & MTB 751
Replies: 17
Views: 11700

Re: MTB 756 & MTB 751

MTB_756 Herbert Woods, Broads Haven, Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth 31/7/44 New Year Honours 1945 DSC TSLt John Alfred Kings RNVR MID AB Anthony James Higbed P/JX389395 MID Sto1 Freddie Hooper D/KX139405 Known Crew TLt F L Hewitt RNVR TLt 12/6/43 ML 514 First Lieutenant MGB 52 22/11/43 Commanding Of...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 756 & MTB 751
Replies: 17
Views: 11700

Re: MTB 756 & MTB 751

MTB_751 Wallasea Bay Yacht Station Ltd, Wallasea Bay, Nr Rochford 25/5/44 Birthday Honours 1945 MID AB Joseph Pellington P/JX516036 Known Crew TLt Peter Charles Wilkinson RNVR HMS St Christopher (for motor launches) 14/7/41 TLt 22/5/42 HMS Midge (Great Yarmouth) for minelayers 22/5/42 MGB 327 For an...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 207
Replies: 50
Views: 28642

Re: ML 207

ML_207 Johnson & Jago, Leigh on Sea, Essex 11/3/41 For Operation Neptune - for gallantry and devotion to duty during the landings in Normandy DSC TLt Michael Hicks-Beach RNVR MID TSLt John Gwilyn Francis RNVR Known Crew TLt Michael Hicks-Beach RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 28/6/41 1st ML Flot...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 312
Replies: 3
Views: 5455

Re: MGB 312

MGB_312 Woodnut & Co Ltd, St Helens, Isle of Wight 16/6/41 For Operation Jubilee - Raid on Dieppe 19/8/42 MID TLt Alfred Robert Howlett Nye RNVR DSM PO William James Caine P/JX140668 MID AB Jack Perry P/JX286767 New Year Honours 1943 DSC TLt Alfred Robert Howlett Nye RNVR DSM ACMtrMch Joseph William...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 245 & 392 Douglas Hunt DSC
Replies: 7
Views: 7092

Re: MTB 245 & 392 Douglas Hunt DSC

MTB_82 Vosper, Portsmouth and Porchester 26/6/42 For an attack on an enemy convoy in the Sicilian Channel 15/2/43 MID TLt Peter Roland Archie Taylor RNR Known Crew Lt Peter Roland Archie Taylor RNR SLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 27/9/41 HMS Mosquito (Alexandria) for MTBs 8/42 Lt 1/10/42 Commanding O...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 245 & 392 Douglas Hunt DSC
Replies: 7
Views: 7092

Re: MTB 245 & 392 Douglas Hunt DSC

MTB_392 Vosper, Wivenhoe 11/11/44 Wind up of the war in Europe (Gazette Date - 11/12/45) MID TSLt William Herbert Heald Coates RNVR Known Crew TLt Kenneth Hartley RNVR TSLt 4/9/41 MTB 51 12/10/42 21st MTB Flotilla Based at Lowestoft, Felixstowe and Harwich Commanding Officer MTB 244 10/12/42 – 1943 ...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 245 & 392 Douglas Hunt DSC
Replies: 7
Views: 7092

Re: MTB 245 & 392 Douglas Hunt DSC

MTB_245 Vosper, Portsmouth and Porchester 29/12/42 New Year Honours 1944 MID ALSea Douglas Gordon Smith C/JX142138 For minelaying in the Nore Command area (Gazette Date - 1/8/44) DSC TLt Douglas Eric James Hunt RNVR MID AB Raymond Barnard P/JX415290 MID AB Eric Guest P/JX550840 MID Sto1 Frederick Ar...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 609 (Midge)
Replies: 3
Views: 5786

Re: MTB 609 (Midge)

MGB_609 William King (Burnham on Crouch) Ltd 9/6/42 For an action with E Boats in the Channel 16/8/42 MID TLt Alan Doxford McIlwraith RNVR MID TSLt Liston Burns Mcllhagga RCNVR MID ACMtrMch George Henry Seymour C/MX69871 DSM APO Richard Edward Varnall C/JX126930 For an action with E Boats off Smith’...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: A/B Tom Harrison JX421524
Replies: 5
Views: 5450

Re: A/B Tom Harrison JX421524

ML_145 Frank Curtis Ltd, Looe, Cornwall 25/3/41 For an action with E Boats in the Nore area in which E Boat S96 was rammed and sunk 24/9/43 DSM LSea Frank Kelly D/JX254342 DSM Tel Joseph Flavell C/JX236950 MID TLt Ronald Franklin Seddon RNVR MID LSto Herbert James Broughton D/KX86045 MID AB Douglas ...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: A/B Tom Harrison JX421524
Replies: 5
Views: 5450

Re: A/B Tom Harrison JX421524

ML_152 Hams, Appledore 18/12/40 For rescuing survivors in the Nore area 23/11/41 MID TSLt Norman James Galbraith RNVR Birthday Honours 1942 MID TSLt Norman James Galbraith RNVR MID Ord Roy Pattinson Dent C/JX211216 Known Crew TLt T O Roberts RNVR 7th ML Flotilla Based on Portsmouth Commanding Office...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: A/B Tom Harrison JX421524
Replies: 5
Views: 5450

Re: A/B Tom Harrison JX421524

MTB_83 Vosper, Portsmouth and Porchester 22/5/42 New Year Honours 1944 MID Lt Dennis John Long Birthday Honours 1944 MID AB Edward Ernest Perry C/JX310048 For minelaying in the Nore Command area (Gazette Date - 1/8/44) DSM POMtrMch Daniel Welsh P/MX125283 For an action off the Dutch coast 8/7/44 MID...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Researching HMML 168
Replies: 2
Views: 4179

Re: Researching HMML 168

ML_168 William Weatherhead, Cockenzie 23/11/40 Birthday Honours 1943 MID LSea Lauchlan Maclean Watt Gibb D/J64311 For opening up the Greek ports of Piraeus and Itea (Gazette Date - 12/6/45) MID TLt Keith Hamilton Wade RANVR MID POMtrMch Charles Albert George Pearce P/MX126427 Known Crew TLt H C Atki...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: Medusa at Commemoration Ceremony
Replies: 0
Views: 4187

Medusa at Commemoration Ceremony

Medusa recently attended a ceremony to unveil a blue plaque for the men who trained for SBS and COPP missions at HMS Northney, Hayling Island. We escorted veteran canoes up Chichester Harbour and one of them carried a blue plaque to fit on the house of the Commander who conducted training there in 1...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 616 (Formerly MGB 616)
Replies: 4
Views: 5255

Re: MTB 616 (Formerly MGB 616)

MGB_616 William Osbourne Ltd, Littlehampton 19/8/42 For an action with a Flak Ship and E Boats in the Channel 29/7/43 MID POMtrMch Reginald Walter Cowley P/MX117881 New Year Honours List 1945 DSM CMtrMch Eric Wain P/MX98165 Known Crew (MGB 616) Lt H P Byrne RN 18th MGB Flotilla Based at Portsmouth a...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: James Kirkhope Duncan OBE Chief Engineer
Replies: 13
Views: 12428

Re: James Kirkhope Duncan OBE Chief Engineer

MGB 505 Camper & Nicholson Gosport 5/43 For Operation Bridford - blockade running voyages from Sweden to the UK 10/43 - 3/44 OBE(Civ) Capt Herbert William Jackson MN MBE(Civ ChOff Philip Roland Legg MN DSC ChOff Edward Bourne Ruffman MN MBE(Civ) SndEng James Alexander Winton MN BEM(Civ) Bsn Peter Mi...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: James Kirkhope Duncan OBE Chief Engineer
Replies: 13
Views: 12428

Re: James Kirkhope Duncan OBE Chief Engineer

Gay Viking Camper & Nicholson Gosport For Operation Bridford - blockade running voyages from Sweden to the UK 10/43 - 3/44 OBE(Civ) Capt Harry Whitfield MN DSC ChOff Sylvanus Brian John Reynolds MN OBE(Civ) ChEngr James Kirkhope Duncan MN MBE(Civ) FstOff John Kristijon Marrow MN MBE(Civ) FstRadOff G...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 669
Replies: 4
Views: 6166

Re: MTB 669

MTB_669 Lady Bee Ltd, Shoreham-by-Sea 29/4/43 Birthday Honours List 1944 MID TLt James Galloway Fletcher RNVR MID TSLt Philip Arthur Joseph Sturge RNVR Known Crew TLt James Galloway Fletcher RNVR TLt 1/11/42 58th MTB Flotilla Commanding Officer MTB 669 17/4/43 Birthday Honours 1944 MID 64th MTB Flot...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: SGB 7 scuttled and onwards to Marlag POW camp
Replies: 7
Views: 11198

Re: SGB 7 scuttled and onwards to Marlag POW camp

SGB_7 Denny (Dumbarton) 11/3/42 For an attack on an enemy supply ship in the Bay of Seine on 18th June 1942 MID TLt William James Alexander Weir RNVR DSM ALSto Robert Watt Muir D/KX92804 DSM AB William Gough D/SSX29193 DSM Ord Richard Barnes D/JX225975 Ungazetted award for the above action MID Lt Ro...
by Brian Holmes
Sun May 10, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Looking for Norman Keith Swarbrick
Replies: 15
Views: 8513

Re: Looking for Norman Keith Swarbrick

Just to clarify a point. Searching for officer appointments was largely by looking at the Navy List which includes commonwealth officers. However up until 1942 it tends to list appointments to bases rather than individual boats. In some cases it may say "for boats" or similar. I have therefore not y...
by Brian Holmes
Mon May 04, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Looking for Norman Keith Swarbrick
Replies: 15
Views: 8513

Re: Looking for Norman Keith Swarbrick

MTB_344 Thornycroft (Launched 2/42) For six small raiding operations to 11/42 DSC TSLt Frederick William Parnall Bourne RNVR DSM LSea Thomas Hannar D/JX127892 For galantry and devotion to duty during the landings in Normandy (Gazette Date - 14/11/44) MID TLt John Francis Russell-Smith RNVR MID Tel T...
by Brian Holmes
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Looking for Norman Keith Swarbrick
Replies: 15
Views: 8513

Re: Looking for Norman Keith Swarbrick

Lt N K Swarbrick RANVR TSLt HMS Attack (Portland) for small craft 27/10/42 TLt 3/7/43 HMS Asbury 128th Flotilla Based in New Guinea Commanding Officer HDML 1358 7/44 HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria HDML_1358 Elscot, City Island, New York...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Ordinary Telegraphist Alfred Reginald GILL (MGB 318)
Replies: 5
Views: 7295

Re: Ordinary Telegraphist Alfred Reginald GILL (MGB 318)

MGB_318 Aldous Successors Ltd, The Shipyard, Brightlingsea 6/7/41 For distinguished services (Gazette Date - 30/3/43) DSM CMtrMch Thomas Barker P/MX98419 DSM PO Thomas Boyle C/JX139471 For thirteen operations off the enemy coast in the Plymouth area in 1942 and 1943 (Gazette Date - 18/1/44) DSC TLt ...
by Brian Holmes
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Yugoslavian MTBs
Replies: 1
Views: 3587

Yugoslavian MTBs

Now is the time for me to ask a question. Two Yugoslavian MTBs managed to escape after the German invasion and subsequently operated with the Mediterranean Fleet. On 22nd April 1941, Yugoslav torpedo boats Kajmakcalan and Durmitor arrived at Suda Bay after escaping from Yugoslavia, via Navarino Bay....
by Brian Holmes
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: George Alexander Baptie
Replies: 6
Views: 6150

Re: George Alexander Baptie

MTB_499 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire Wind up of the war in Europe MID TSLt George Alexander Baptie RNVR Known Crew TLt Harry Battson RNVR TSLt 29/5/42 Commanding Officer MTB 499 10/4/43 HMS Aggressive (Newhaven) 18th MGB Flotilla Based at Portsmouth and then Newhaven First Lieutenant MGB 6...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: George Alexander Baptie
Replies: 6
Views: 6150

Re: George Alexander Baptie

MTB_431 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire For an action south of Jersey 26/2/44 DSC TSLt Charles Cameron Gough RNVR DSM AB Thomas Walter Simpson C/JX350853 For devotion to duty during an escape of fumes in the engine room 11/44 MID Sto1 Trevor Anstes D/KX525896 (Post) Known Crew TLt Patrick Ale...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Researching Ch Off Edward Bourne Ruffman DSC
Replies: 8
Views: 9618

Re: Researching Ch Off Edward Bourne Ruffman DSC

Gay Viking Camper & Nicholson Gosport For Operation Bridford - blockade running voyages from Sweden to the UK 10/43 - 3/44 OBE(Civ) Capt Harry Whitfield MN DSC ChOff Sylvanus Brian John Reynolds MN OBE(Civ) ChEngr James Kirkhope Duncan MN MBE(Civ) FstOff John Kristijon Marrow MN MBE(Civ) FstRadOff G...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 30
Replies: 11
Views: 9712

Re: MTB 30

MTB_30 Camper & Nicholson 11/7/40 Birthday Honours 1941 MID ACMtrMch Aynsley Oscar Nithsdale Forsyth P/MX66148 Known Crew Lt Hardress Llewelyn Lloyd HMS Frobisher (Training Cruiser) 1935, HMS Delhi (Cruiser) 1935-37, HMS Devonshire (Cruiser) 1937, HMS Encounter (Destroyer) 15/10/38. 1st MTB Flotilla...

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