Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 etc

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Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 etc

Postby ARISTOCRAT » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:18 pm

I have some queries about my grand-father's service with Coastal Forces during WW2 and I would be most grateful if anyone could help me.

Roger Don Finnerty served 19 years in the RN up to Oct 1945 and he spent all of WW2 in the Coastal Forces as an Able Seaman/Leading Seaman/Coxswain. I obtained his service record and it is quite detailed regarding dates and vessels. He joined up as a Boy 2 in 1926. His wartime vessels were MGB 72, ML 147, ML 282, MTB 71, MTB 356, MTB 355, RML 538, MTB 385. I see also that he was assigned to the captured/surrendered S 213 for a few days in June 45.

Apart from MTB 71 being damaged off the Hook of Holland in Nov 42?, I would like to know what actions/duties his boats were involved in when he was on them.

MGB 72 13/09/41 to 22/11/41
ML 147 23/11/41 to 30/06/42
Minos/Attack/St Christopher 01/07/42 to 10/09/42 lent to ML 282 29/08/42 to 03/09/42
MTB 71 11/09/42 to 13/06/43
Hornet 14/06/43 to 20/06/43
MTB 356 21/06/43 to 30/09/43
MTB 355 01/10/43 to 31/10/43
Hornet 01/11/43 to 18/12/43
RML 538 19/12/43 to 30/09/44
Hornet 01/10/44 to 05/10/44
MTB 385 06/10/44 to 06/03/45
Hornet 07/03/45 to 29/10/45 lent to E Boat 213 22/06/45 to 23/06/45 and 28/06/45 to 29/06/45

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

Postby Brian Holmes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:14 pm

MGB_72 Higgins, New Orleans, Louisianna, USA

Known Crew
TLt R M Hall RNVR 15/3/41
TSLt J H E Colby RCNVR 15/3/41

War Activities
Building for Finland
6/40 Purchased by RN
11/40 Arrived in UK as MASB 72
1/41 Redesignated
7/41 1st MGB Flotilla
MGB 69, MGB 70, MGB 71, MGB 72, MGB 73 and MGB 100
7/41 On the Clyde
1/42 Paid off at Lowestoft for repair

Post War Fate

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

Postby Brian Holmes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:26 pm

ML_147 Brooke Marine Ltd, Oulton Broad, Nr Lowestoft 12/40

New Year Honours 1945
DSC TALtCdr Dudley William Samuel Arnaud RNVR

Known Crew
TALtCdr Dudley William Samuel Arnaud RNVR (Commanding Officer & SO 20th ML Flotilla) Also awarded a MID for gallantry and devotion to duty during the landings in Normandy.
TLt A Mcl Ward RNVR Commanding Officer 1/6/43

Wartime Activities
1/1/41 6th ML Flotilla Based on Falmouth
ML 145, ML 146, ML 147, ML 148, ML 149, ML 150 and ML 152
20th ML Flotilla (Based on Portsmouth)
1/7/41 6th ML Flotilla Based on Great Yarmouth
ML 145, ML 146, ML 147, ML 148, ML 149, ML 150, ML 151 and ML 152
1/42 Repairing at Oulton
5/44 Operation Enthrone
ML 147, ML 151 and ML 198 lay acoustic beacons prior to the assault on Normandy
6/44 Operation Neptune Invasion of Normandy
20th ML Flotilla Based on Portsmouth
ML 123, ML 146, ML 147, ML 151, ML 198, ML 205, ML 246, ML 247, ML 269, ML 297, ML 902 and ML 903
Navigation Leaders at Juno Beach
3/11/44 CTL off Portsmouth
4/45 For disposal

Although it was after his time in ML 147 Operation Enthrone was carried out by three boats of the Flotilla just before D Day and involved laying 10 FH 830 Acoustic Beacons in defined positions off Normandy timed to operate during the initial landings on the edge of the main German minefield. These beacons were located by HDMLs on the evening of D Day -1 which then acted as radio beacons/lightships for 36 hours. Each point was the entry point for sweepers to clear the ten approach channels to the beaches. HDML 1387 (Preserved) marked one of the channels to Omaha Beach
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Re: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 e

Postby Brian Holmes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:29 pm

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
3/46 Sold

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

Postby Brian Holmes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:32 pm

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 Air Station, Culham, Abingdon) 14/9/45 TCdr Born in Hull 21/5/09 and died in Taunton Deane, Somerset 5/95
TLt Oliver Band Mabee RCNVR TSLt 30/12/40 First Lieutenant MTB 31 8/6/41 TLt 30/6/41 Commanding Officer MTB 71 Commanding Officer MTB 700 19/8/43 Commanding Officer MTB 745 15/1/44 Born in 1918
TLt W R Albertini RNVR First Lieutenant MTB 71 2/9/40, Commanding Officer MTB 71 1941
TLt F T Goodfellow RNVR Commanding Officer 10/07/42
TSLt H W Arnold RNVR Commanding Officer 12/1/42
TSLt Hubert Charles Houssemayne DuBoulay RNVR HMS Midge 17/10/41 First Lieutenant MTB 71 10/07/42 First Lieutenant and Commanding Officer MTB 243 Commanding Officer MTB 407 31/10/44 DSC 1945 Born 1920 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
TSLt J Quine RNVR First Lieutenant 06/09/42
POSto Jesse Henry Marchant P/KX 82715 Died of wounds 22/6/41 aged 26. Son of Jesse Henry and Julia Marchant, of Copnor, Hampshire; husband of Joan Frances Marchant, of Bognor Regis, Sussex. Buried in Dover St James’s Cemetery Row F. Joint grave 27
POSto Eric Hedley Ashton MTB 71 and MTB 201 and then commissioned. TSLt(E) 29/6/42 overseeing Vosper MTB's built in Annapolis [HMS Asbury ?] served in Algiers [HMS Razorbill ?] TLt(E) HMS Gregale 12/43 Base Engineer Officer, HMS Fox (RN base, Lerwick, Shetlands) 19/2/45 Born 1917 in Ecclesall Bierlow district, Derbyshire and died 11/4/2007 in North Wales

MtrMch Eric JohnCartwright P/MX 66695 Joined RNVR 7/5/40 (during the evacuation of Dunkirk was assigned tasks to repair and service many of the private craft that helped bring the English Forces back to England). MTB 71 10/1/42 -14/6/43). MTB 356 1/8/43 – 25/10/43 CMtrMch MTB 350 DSM 1943. Promoted TSLt(E) 10/7/44. HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) 24/7/44 HMS Lanka (Colombo, Ceylon) 1945 and HMS Mayina (Colombo, Ceylon) 1946. Worked for the Gray Brothers who owned a marine salvage company based in Felixstowe. Migrated to Australia, Jan. 1952. Set up his own business in Roma, Queensland in 1954 selling and servicing agricultural and farm equipment mainly stationary diesel engines, tractors, lighting plants and water pumping equipment. The business was sold in 2003. Alderman to the Roma Town Council, 1967-1970. Was an active member of the Returned Services League up until he moved into the retirement village Born 31/7/20 in Stone and died in Roma Hospital, Roma, Queensland, Australia 24/9/2010

Wartime Activities
Under construction for Norway = No 7 Requisitioned
10/6/40 At Portland
11th MTB Flotilla Based at Dover
MTB 69, MTB 70, MTB 71 and MTB 72
21/6/40 Flotilla arrives in Dover
11/9/40 Dover was bombed and shelled. MTB 71 was set afire and MTB29 damaged. MTB 71 required four months to repair, but MTB29 was quickly returned to service
Repaired at Whitstable over four months
9/1/41 Returned to duty
21-2/6/41 Indecisive action off Etaples suffering light damage and one man killed
11th MTB Flotilla
MTB 49, MTB 50, MTB 51, MTB 52, MTB 53, MTB 54, MTB 69, MTB 70, MTB 71, MTB 72, MTB 102, MTB 105 and Dutch MTB 5
7/41 At Dover
23-4/7/41 Action off Berck Buoy. A large enemy tanker in tow, escorted by three trawlers was intercepted. MTB 71 was hit below the waterline causing a compartment to flood. She was repaired on the Thames over two months
11/41 1st MTB Flotilla. Based at Felixstowe with a Norwegian crew
MTB 14, MTB 18, MTB 71, MTB 72 and MTB 100
1/42 At Felixstowe
2/42 Returned to the RN
1st MTB Flotilla
12/2/42 Attack on Scharnhorst, Gneisgnau and Prinz Eugen, English Channel
24/2/42 Repairs at Brightlingsea
14/8/42 Returned to Service
9/42` 4th MTB Flotilla Based at Felixstowe
18/2/43 Repairs at Brightlingsea
18/3/43 Returned to service
6/43 War Department - 614 Water transport Company RASC and laid up at Cowes
Cannibalised to repair MTB 72 at Portsmouth
8/9/44 Returned to RN at HMS Hornet

Post War Fate
14/8/45 Sold
1947 = Wild Chorus a houseboat at Birdham
1992 Acquired by Hampshire County Council
30/6/95 Moved by road to No 1 Basin Portsmouth Naval Base
6/01 Moved to BMPT at Marchwood for care and maintenance and restored to display standard
24/4/05 Moved to Imperial War Museum at Duxford
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Re: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 e

Postby Brian Holmes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:36 pm

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 leaves the flotilla. Shell fragments from shoulder to ankle including a severed achilles tendon. Commanding Officer MTB 34 5-6/43 Commanding Officer, MTB 356 and Senior Officer 11th MTB Flotilla 21/6/43 Commanding Officer, MTB 355 and Senior Officer 11th MTB Flotilla 11/43 Staff Officer (Operations) HMS Beehive 24/1/44 TALtCdr 24/1/44, HMS Oddysey MID 1945 1945 Admiralty [HMS President) Transferred to RN 22/1/47 Wreck Dispersal Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke] 20/2/49 Commanding Officer of a salvage ship (Hong Kong harbour)
DSC 1943, DSC 1944 and MID 1945 Lt RN 22/1/47 with seniority from 1942, ALtCdr 7/48 and Lt Cdr 17/1/50 Docks manager and port consultant. Director & General Manager of the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company, 1955-1972, then head of the consultancy side of the company, and he travelled worldwide, advising on the improvement of port facilities, 1972-1987OBE 1967 when he was Port Manager at Felixstowe. Born 17/1/07 in Edinburgh and died in Ipswich Suffolk 4/98
MtrMch Eric JohnCartwright P/MX 66695 Joined RNVR 7/5/40 (during the evacuation of Dunkirk was assigned tasks to repair and service many of the private craft that helped bring the English Forces back to England). MTB 71 10/1/42 -14/6/43). MTB 356 1/8/43 – 25/10/43 CMtrMch MTB 350 DSM 1943. Promoted TSLt(E) 10/7/44. HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) 24/7/44 HMS Lanka (Colombo, Ceylon) 1945 and HMS Mayina (Colombo, Ceylon) 1946. Worked for the Gray Brothers who owned a marine salvage company based in Felixstowe. Migrated to Australia, Jan. 1952. Set up his own business in Roma, Queensland in 1954 selling and servicing agricultural and farm equipment mainly stationary diesel engines, tractors, lighting plants and water pumping equipment. The business was sold in 2003. Alderman to the Roma Town Council, 1967-1970. Was an active member of the Returned Services League up until he moved into the retirement village Born 31/7/20 in Stone and died in Roma Hospital, Roma, Queensland, Australia 24/9/2010
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Wartime Activities
11th MTB Flotilla
Based at Felixstowe, Lowestoft and Ostend
17/7/43 MTB 224, MTB 233, MTB 244 and MTB 356 are on patrol between Ymuiden and the Hook of Holland when they sight what they believe to be a large convoy at a distance of four miles. The enemy force is, in fact, a force of ten large minesweeping trawlers. MTB 224, MTB 233, MTB 244 and MTB 356 split into two groups to attack (MTB 233 and MTB 244, MTB 224 and MTB 356) MTB 356 fires two torpedoes but misses. MTB 224 is hit by gunfire and is reduced to one engine but manages to disengage with the aid of a diversion created by MTB 356. MTB 233 and MTB 244 fire torpedoes from 600 yards but miss.
24-5/8/43 MTB 347, MTB 348, MTB 349, MTB 351 and MTB 356 (Senior Officer) are on patrol off Ymuiden when they encounter two much larger enemy vessels. The enemy attack, inflict damage and keep the MTBs out of torpedo range. MTB 349 is severely damaged with one officer killed and another wounded. MTB 356 is damaged by a burst of 20mm shells.
13-4/9/43 MTB 349, MTB 350, MTB 355, MTB 356 (Senior Officer) and MTB 360 are 13 miles off Ymuiden when they sight a group of vessels four miles ahead. Division 1 (MTB 355, MTB 356 (Senior Officer) and MTB 360) and Division 2 (MTB 349 and MTB 350) split to make separate attacks from seaward and inshore respectively. The enemy force is identified as four escorts and three larger vessels. The MTBs are challenged and MTB 356 repeats the challenge thus buying a little time. MTB 356 fires two torpedoes at the largest vessel but misses. MTB 356 draws fire to cover MTB 355 and MTB 360 which both launch torpedoes but miss. MTB 355, MTB 356 and MTB 360 then disengage. MTB 356 makes a second diversion to cover MTB 349 and MTB 350 which make a torpedo attack. One torpedo hits (Probably from MTB 350). The trawler Walrus (372 tons) is sunk. MTB 349, MTB 350, MTB 355, MTB 356 and MTB 360 shadow the force as far as the Hook of Holland where another patrol is operating before returning to base.
16/10/43 MTB 349, MTB 356 (Senior Officer) and three other boats of the 11th MTB Flotilla are on patrol between Ymuiden and the Hook of Holland.
2338 The force sights what they believe to be two large trawlers and two gun coasters armed with 88mm guns and turn away to decide what to do. The force is spotted, challenged and illuminated by starshell. MTB 356 is repeatedly hit by gunfire. MTB 356 increases speed, drops smoke floats and makes smoke to attempt an attack.
MTB 356 is hit by an 88mm shell in the engine room, destroying the starboard engine, blowing out the petrol compartment bulkhead, bursting at least one petrol tank and blowing a large hole in the side. Throttles and telegraphs jam. MTB 356 rapidly loses way and settles by the stern.
MTB 349 goes alongside MTB 356 and takes off the crew, three of whom are wounded. Demolition charges are set and explode later whilst the Germans are investigating the wreck. The German force actually consisted of three Vps, gun coaster AF42 and an armed trawler screening eight fleet minesweepers from 34th Flotilla.

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

Postby Brian Holmes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:38 pm

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, 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 leaves the flotilla. Shell fragments from shoulder to ankle including a severed achilles tendon. Commanding Officer MTB 34 5-6/43 Commanding Officer, MTB 356 and Senior Officer 11th MTB Flotilla 21/6/43 Commanding Officer, MTB 355 and Senior Officer 11th MTB Flotilla 11/43 Staff Officer (Operations) HMS Beehive 24/1/44 TALtCdr 24/1/44, HMS Oddysey MID 1945 1945 Admiralty [HMS President) Transferred to RN 22/1/47 Wreck Dispersal Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke] 20/2/49 Commanding Officer of a salvage ship (Hong Kong harbour)
DSC 1943, DSC 1944 and MID 1945 Lt RN 22/1/47 with seniority from 1942, ALtCdr 7/48 and Lt Cdr 17/1/50 Docks manager and port consultant. Director & General Manager of the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company, 1955-1972, then head of the consultancy side of the company, and he travelled worldwide, advising on the improvement of port facilities, 1972-1987OBE 1967 when he was Port Manager at Felixstowe. Born 17/1/07 in Edinburgh and died in Ipswich Suffolk 4/98
SLt Guy Kingdon Nattuch RNZNVR Training HMS Ganges HMS Tartar (destroyer) RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] 22/5/42 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex 31/10/42 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) 1/2/43 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (as spare MTB crew) 19/4/43 MTB 234 First Lieutenant MTB 355 10/6/43 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services) 24/1/44 First Lieutenant later Commanding Officer MTB 454 11/43 HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) 18/12/44
TPO Clarence Cuthbert Keem C/JX607977 MTB 355 DSM 1943 MTB 360 (Killed in action 1/10/44)

Wartime Activities
1941 11th MTB Flotilla
Based at Felixstowe, Lowestoft and Ostend
13-4/9/43 MTB 349, MTB 350, MTB 355, MTB 356 (Senior Officer) and MTB 360 are 13 miles off Ymuiden when they sight a group of vessels four miles ahead. Division 1 (MTB 355, MTB 356 (Senior Officer) and MTB 360) and Division 2 (MTB 349 and MTB 350) split to make separate attacks from seaward and inshore respectively. The enemy force is identified as four escorts and three larger vessels. The MTBs are challenged and MTB 356 repeats the challenge thus buying a little time. MTB 356 fires two torpedoes at the largest vessel but misses. MTB 356 draws fire to cover MTB 355 and MTB 360 which both launch torpedoes but miss. MTB 355, MTB 356 and MTB 360 then disengage. MTB 356 makes a second diversion to cover MTB 349 and MTB 350 which make a torpedo attack. One torpedo hits (Probably from MTB 350). The trawler Walrus (372 tons) is sunk. MTB 349, MTB 350, MTB 355, MTB 356 and MTB 360 shadow the force as far as the Hook of Holland where another patrol is operating before returning to base.
9-10/12/43 MTB 352, MTB 355 (Senior Officer) and MTB 360 (Division 1) and MTB 348, MTB 350 (Leader) and MTB 351 (Division 2) are on patrol off Egmond by 2041 with specific orders to attack a convoy of two large ships to the north.
. The force evades two trawlers and a TLC detected by Radar.
2330 The force is stopped 11 miles off Ymuiden when Radar shows at least 10 contacts two of which are large. Having closed, visual contact reveals a merchant ship (c2500 tons) and a tanker (c2000 tons) surrounded by large trawlers and R Boats. Division 1 attack the merchant ship, are illuminated by starshell and engaged by 40mm and 20mm gunfire. MTB 352 and MTB 355 fire four torpedoes. MTB 360 does not receive the firing signal. There are two explosions on the target. MTB 348 and MTB 360 attack the tanker, fire four torpedoes but miss. German gunfire is now heavy and the weather is worsening. The force spends a further two hours probing the defences in vain before disengaging.
Post War Fate
10/45 For Disposal

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

Postby Brian Holmes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:41 pm

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 and is damaged in heavy weather. Vessel is taken in tow by HMS Empress.

Post War Fate
12/45 For disposal

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

Postby Brian Holmes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:46 pm

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 34 12/05/42 Commanding Officer MTB 70 10/12/42 Commanding Officer MTB 244 19/7/43 TLt 4/6/44 Commanding Officer MTB 385 5/10/44 DSC 1943 HMS Bambara (Naval Air Station, Trincomalee) 1946

TLt W J M Handcock RNVR First Lieutenant 1/4/45

Wartime Activities
21st MTB Flotilla
Based at Lowestoft
A series of actions in the Channel (Gazette Date - 21/11/44)

Post War Fate
10/45 For disposal
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Re: Roger Don Finnerty MGB 72 ML 147 ML 282 MTB 71 MTB 356 e

Postby Brian Holmes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:50 pm

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 seven contacts and sink the British freighters Crichtoun (1097 BRT) and Rogate (2871 BRT).
8/5/45 Rotterdam

Post War Fate
1945 Siezed by British Forces
7/45 Scrapped
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Taken at HMS Hornet

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

Postby ARISTOCRAT » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:42 am

Thank you very much Brian for taking the time to give such a detailed reply. Much appreciated. By the way, Roger's service number was JX125991.


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