MTB 737 and the 66th Minesweeping Flotilla

Motor Torpedo Boats (MTB)
Guthlac
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Re: MTB 737 and the 66th Minesweeping Flotilla

Postby Guthlac » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:26 pm

Nick

Here are the photos I mentioned. The quality is not great, but the second photograph includes what might be another D towards the top left of the photo. There are quite a number of vessels involved in the rescue. It may be possible to clean the pictures up a bit, but I'm not a Photoshop expert.....

If the material posted on-line about the sinking is accurate, these pictures will have been taken at about 14.30 on 25 September 1944 :

"As she steamed about 2,000 yd (1,800 m) out from the blockships, she was rocked at 14:15 by a tremendous underwater explosion under the engine room. ... She sank about 20 minutes after the explosion with a loss of some 58 officers and men."

Robert
wreck of Miantonomah 2.jpg
Wreck of Miantonomah.jpg

Guthlac
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Re: MTB 737 and the 66th Minesweeping Flotilla

Postby Guthlac » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:59 pm

This is a shot of MTB 731 at Dover showing (I believe) the depth charge racks along the deck. I wonder whether this may be just postwar? The crew seem pretty relaxed...

Robert
MTB 731 - Dover Harbour.jpg

NickD135
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Re: MTB 737 and the 66th Minesweeping Flotilla

Postby NickD135 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:11 pm

Very interesting to see those pictures. Many thanks for posting them. I will keep searching for the photo of 737 that I know I have stowed somewhere safe!!

NIck


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