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by Brian Holmes
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Donald George Dowling MTB 606
Replies: 7
Views: 8192

Re: Donald George Dowling MTB 606

Reference to MTB 503 may be an error in Navy List MGB_606 Wallasea Bay Yacht Station Ltd, Wallasea Bay, Nr Rochford 7/7/42 For an action in the Nore area 27/3/43 MID CMtrMch Joseph Howard Thompson P/MX98650 For an action in which an enemy merchant ship was sunk 19/9/43 MID TLt Donald George Dowling ...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HMML 129
Replies: 8
Views: 15267

Re: HMML 129

ML_132 Itchenor Shipyard 9/11/40 Known Crew MtrMch Harold Stapenhill C/MX 67524 Died cause unknown 1/11/40 Age 20 Son of George and Harriett Stapenhill, of Chatham. Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery E57.1 Wartime Activities 3rd ML Flotilla at Portsmouth ML 121, ML 123, ML 126, ML 129, ML 130, ML...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HMML 129
Replies: 8
Views: 15267

Re: HMML 129

ML_130 Frank Curtis Ltd, Looe, Cornwall 9/10/40 For an action with enemy light forces off Malta in which the boat was sunk after a stout defence 7/5/42 DSC TLt David Robert Hamilton Jolly RNVR DSC TLt Frederick Roy Price-Fox RNVR DSM LSto Victor James Fisher P/KX88846 DSM AB James McNeill Wilson P/S...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HMML 129
Replies: 8
Views: 15267

Re: HMML 129

ML_129 Mashford Brothers, Cremyll 14/10/40 Known Crew TSLt Roy Penrose Cottrell RNVR HMS Cormorant for MLs 25/12/41 ML 129 Killed in action 21/3/42 Age 24 Son of Arthur Penrose Cottrell and Clarice Isabelle Cottrell, of Prenton, Cheshire MtrMch Brian Joseph Watson C/MX 67522 (Killed in action 21/3/4...
by Brian Holmes
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HMML 129
Replies: 8
Views: 15267

Re: HMML 129

ML_126 James N Miller & Sons, East Shore, St Monance 19/9/40 For minesweeping operations in the Mediterranean 5 - 6/42 DSC TLt Gordon Wilson Stead RCNVR MID PO Alfred Charles Almond P/J110717 New Year Honours 1943 MID TLt John Norman Barfield RNVR MID AStoPO Henry James Ernest Fowler D/KX88408 For O...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: MTB 256 action 26 July 1944
Replies: 13
Views: 11241

Re: MTB 256 action 26 July 1944

MTB_786 Solent Shipyards Ltd, Burseldon Bridge, Sarisbury Green, Nr Southampton 12/7/45 Known Crew TALtCdr Donald George Dowling RNVR TLt 15/5/40 HMS Midge for minelayers 29/9/42 Commanding Officer MTB 503 19/7/43 Commanding Officer MGB 606 19/7/43 TALtCdr HMS Midge for MLs 22/11/43 Commanding Offic...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: MTB 256 action 26 July 1944
Replies: 13
Views: 11241

Re: MTB 256 action 26 July 1944

MTB_790 Boat Construction Co Ltd, Barracks Ope, Falmouth 7/45 Known Crew TALtCdr Donald George Dowling RNVR TLt 15/5/40 HMS Midge for minelayers 29/9/42 Commanding Officer MTB 503 19/7/43 Commanding Officer MGB 606 19/7/43 TALtCdr HMS Midge for MLs 22/11/43 Commanding Officer MTB 790 & Senior Office...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: MTB 256 action 26 July 1944
Replies: 13
Views: 11241

Re: MTB 256 action 26 July 1944

MTB _5007 S B Hall, Galmpton, Brixham 3/45 Birthday Honours 1945 DSC TLt Eric Edwin James White RNVR Known Crew TLt Eric Edwin James White RNVR Commanding Officer MGB 86 15/6/42 MTB 470 Commanding Officer MTB 5007 1/45 DSC TSLt John Ainsley Peters RNVR TSLt 9/1/44 MTB 256 DSC 1944 MTB 5007 18/12/44 ...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: MTB 256 action 26 July 1944
Replies: 13
Views: 11241

Re: MTB 256 action 26 July 1944

MTB_256 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 21/9/43 For an action in the Channel 5/7/44 DSC TSLt John Ainsley Peters RNVR Known Crew TLt Albert William Bryan Hawkes RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 14/7/41 Commanding Officer MTB 247 25/1/43 TLt 16/6/43 Commanding Officer MTB 256 8/43 HMS Aggressive 2...
by Brian Holmes
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 440
Replies: 5
Views: 6149

Re: MTB 440

MTB_442 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire For an action in which four E Boats were damaged in the Nore area 14/2/44 DSM AB Harold Ernest Danks P/JX359095 MID AB William Henry Glover D/JX305955 MID AB James Alfred Wynn C/JX376150 For an action with E Boats off Smith’s Knoll 24/10/43 DSM Ord Thom...
by Brian Holmes
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 440
Replies: 5
Views: 6149

Re: MTB 440

MGB_121 British Power Boat, Hythe 3/5/43 For an action with enemy forces in the Nore area 22/7/43 MID AB Ivor Arthur Poole C/JX349437 Known Crew AB Ivor Arthur Poole C/JX349437 War Activities 22/7/43 MGB 121 and MGB 122 are in an action with German forces in the Nore area. Two German Minesweepers ar...
by Brian Holmes
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 440
Replies: 5
Views: 6149

Re: MTB 440

MTB_440 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire For an action in which four E Boats were damaged in the Nore area 14/2/44 DSC TLt William Leverrier Fesq RANVR MID LSea Walter George Jarrett P/JX346539 MID AB John Joseph Lanigan P/JX323131 For an action against German trawlers in the Nore area 24/6/44...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 608
Replies: 3
Views: 8055

Re: MGB 608

MGB_608 James A Silver Ltd, Rosneath, Scotland 8/42 For an action off Le Havre 15/4/43 DSC TLt John Hartly Hodder RNVR MID ACMtrMch Ernest Scott P/MX66902 DSM AB Roy Eric Dearing P/JX325829 For an action off Dieppe 28/3/44 DSM PO Norman Crompton D/JX140746 DSM ALSea Frederick Howard Abram C/JX167321...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML Medusa
Replies: 6
Views: 7168

Re: HDML Medusa

Not quite 1944 but it looks close
by Brian Holmes
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Information please about MGB 57
Replies: 5
Views: 6603

Re: Information please about MGB 57

MGB_57 British Power Boat, Hythe Known Crew Lt A J T Harris RN Commanding Officer MASB 57 13/9/40 MGB 57 SLt The Honourable M A Tennyson RN MASB 57 20/9/40 MGB 57 TSLt Edmund Fitzgerald Smyth RNVR TSLt MASB 57 13/9/40 MGB 57 HMS Minos II 14/8/41 5th or 7th MGB Flotilla 14/8/41 TLt 1/5/42 Commanding ...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML Medusa
Replies: 6
Views: 7168

Re: HDML Medusa

Medusa will be attending the Remembrance Day Service at Hornet this year arriving around 1600 on Saturday. She will be open for view.
by Brian Holmes
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 560
Replies: 5
Views: 6925

Re: ML 560

ML_560 Cardnel L, Maylandsea 20/10/42 For Operation Dragoon - Landings in Southern France 8/44 DSC TLt Richard Edelsten-Pope RANVR MID POMtrMch Ernest Hayward P/MX71969 Known Crew TLt Richard Eddleston-Pope RANVR HMS St Christopher for MLs 10/5/41 Commanding Officer HDML 1026 Commanding Officer ML 5...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: HDML 1395
Replies: 1
Views: 3602

Re: HDML 1395

HDML_1395 McLean, Renfrew Scotland 10/43 Known Crew TLt R W Ollis RNVR (Commanding Officer HDML 1395 6/10/43) TLt J H Robinson RNVR (Commanding Officer HDML 1395 18/5/45) TSLt F J Ward SANF(V) First Lieutenant HDML 1395 1/4/44 TMid P Rothwell RNVR HDML 1395 6/10/43 Wartime Activities Post War Fate 1...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Ian Austin – 24th MTB Flotilla
Replies: 3
Views: 5648

Re: Ian Austin – 24th MTB Flotilla

MTB 378 Annapolis Yacht Yard, Annapolis, Maryland 15/12/43 For actions in the Gulf of Genoa 8–9/44 MID TLt Norman Leonard Ilett RNVR MID TSLt George Philip Henry James RNVR MID LSea Edward Pringle D/JX180612 For the sinking of fifteen ships in the Gulf of Genoa 1944–45 DSC TSLt George Philip Henry ...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 243
Replies: 9
Views: 11268

Re: MTB 243

What you have here is a Station Card issued to individuals to show where they mess and what there duties are. This is the inside of a document that was pocket sized and folded and had to be carried around. The outside would be red in colour as he was in the port watch. This was handed in when going ...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 243
Replies: 9
Views: 11268

Re: MTB 243

ML_243 William Weatherhead, Cockenzie 26/5/41 Wind up of the war in Europe (Gazette Date - 11/12/45) MID TLt Harry Philip Ford RNVR MID TLSea John Edwin Oakley D/MD/X2958 New Year Honours 1946 MID Tel William Lunn C/JX262933 Known Crew TLt Harry Philip Ford RNVR Commanding Officer ML 243 23/11/43 TS...
by Brian Holmes
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 243
Replies: 9
Views: 11268

Re: MTB 243

MTB_243 Vosper, Portsmouth and Porchester 18/11/42 For good service during the air attack on Bari 2/12/43 MBE TSLt John Ernest Harley Collins RNVR BEM Ord Peter Thomas Frank Bickmore P/JX389145 Known Crew Lt C W S Dreyer MTB 243 and Senior Officer 24th MTB Flotilla 11/1/43 TLt Hubert Charles Houssem...
by Brian Holmes
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 309
Replies: 13
Views: 18651

Re: MTB 309

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 TSLt 31/3/41 4th MTB Flotilla HMS Beehive ...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 etc
Replies: 10
Views: 9865

Re: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 e

S_213 Lurssen, Bremen 04.01.1945 Wartime Activities 1/45 Sixth Flotilla Based in Holland 18-9/3/45 The Sixth S Boat Flotilla (Kptlt. Matzen) S 211, S 212, S 213, S 222, S 704, S 705 and S 706 lay a total of 42 mines off the British east coast and attacks Convoy FS.1759 off Lowestoft. The boats make ...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 etc
Replies: 10
Views: 9865

Re: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 e

MTB_385 Vosper, Portsmouth and Porchester 5/10/44 For a series of actions in the Channel (Gazette Date - 21/11/44) MID TLt Charles Ian Lumsden RNVR Known Crew TLt Charles Ian Lumsden RNVR HMS Wasp 3/4/44 First Lieutenant MTB 385 2/10/44 MID 1944 TSLt John Herbert Saunders RNVR First Lieutenant MTB 3...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 etc
Replies: 10
Views: 9865

Re: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 e

ML_538 John Sadd, Maldon, Essex 9/10/42 For Operation Neptune - for gallantry and devotion to duty during the landings in Normandy MID Tel William Appleyard D/JX341380 Known Crew Tel William Appleyard D/JX341380 Wartime Activities Operation Neptune 44 Operated with HMS Empress acting as planeguard a...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 etc
Replies: 10
Views: 9865

Re: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 e

MTB_355 Harland and Wolff, Belfast 10/6/43 For an action off the Dutch coast 9/12/43 DSC* TLt Ian Clarence Trelawney RNVR DSM TPO Clarence Cuthbert Keem C/JX607977 Known Crew Lt Ian Clarence Trelawny RNVR A rating in Minesweepers 1939 – 40 HMS California (AMC) 19/12/40 HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base,...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 etc
Replies: 10
Views: 9865

Re: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 e

MTB_356 Harland and Wolff, Belfast 21/6/43 Known Crew Lt Ian Clarence Trelawny RNVR A rating in Minesweepers 1939 – 40 HMS California (AMC) 19/12/40 HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) (for motor torpedo boats) MTB 105 2/3/41 Commanding Officer MTB 232 2/4/42 Badly wounded in action 7/8/42 and lea...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 etc
Replies: 10
Views: 9865

Re: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 e

MTB_71 Vosper, Portsmouth and Porchester 5/6/40 Known Crew TLt Christian Peter Evensen RNVR Prob TSLt HMS Wildfire 20/12/39 TLt 29/4/40 Commanding Officer MTB 71 2/9/40 Senior Officer 14th MTB Flotilla 1943 10th MTB Flotilla DSC 1943 TALtCdr HMS Mosquito DSC* 1943 First Lieutenant HMS Hornbill (RN A...
by Brian Holmes
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 etc
Replies: 10
Views: 9865

Re: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 e

ML_282 Itchenor Shipyard 2/10/41 Known Crew TLt Kenneth Lewis Hugh Lloyd RNVR TASLt HDML 1046 DSC 1942 Commanding Officer ML 356 1943 MID Commanding Officer ML 282 3/1/45 TLt J H Johnston RNVR ML 282 3/1/45 TASLt H H Richards RNVR ML 282 6/12/44 Wartime Activities 1/42 At Fort William Post War Fate ...

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