MTB_298 R Jacob Inc, City Island, New York 30/3/43
For sinking the German cruiser Niobe (Ex Yugoslav - Dalmatia) in the Adriatic 21/12/43
DSC TLt The Hon Frederick Maxwell Aglionby Shore RNVR
DSM LSea Harold Bowers D/JX155934
MID LMtrMch Charles Stanley Rundle
For good service during the air attack on Bari 2/12/43
MID TLt John Robinson Woods RCNVR
TLt The Hon Frederick Maxwell Aglionby Shore RNVR HMS Razorbill (Algiers) 19/4/43 Commanding Officer MTB 298 8/43 TLt 13/9/43 Commanding Officer MTB 474 15/5/44 MTB 475 7-8/44 Department of the Chief of Naval Information, Admiralty 1946 Two DSCs 1944 MID 1945 Baron Teignmouth 1964 Born 2/12/20 in Ireland and died 7/7/71 in County Kilkenny
TLt John Robinson Woods RCNVR TSLt MGB 73 26/5/41 HMS Minos II 1st MGB Flotilla 1/8/41 HMS St Christopher for MLs 25/3/42 TLt 30/12/42 Commanding Officer MTB 297 14/6/43 MTB 298 MTB 374 HMCS Stadacona
TLt F E Dowrick RNVR TASLt HMS Midge (Great Yarmouth) for minelayers 9/2/42 TSLt 15/11/42 HMS St Christopher 33rd MTB Flotilla MTB 651 20/11/42 TLt 15/5/44 20th MTB Flotilla Commanding Officer MTB 298 4/6/44 56th MGB/MTB Flotilla Based at Bastia, Brindisi, Komiza and Ancona Commanding Officer MTB 633 14/4/45
TSLt G P S Brewer RNVR TSLt 3/7/42 HMS St Christopher for MLs 5/10/42 MTB 634 20/5/43 32nd MTB Flotilla MTB 298 1944
TSLt C G Partington RNVR TMid 33rd MTB Flotilla MTB 649 9/10/43 TASLt 9/11/43 TSLt 9/5/44 MTB 298 8/12/44 HMS Gregale (Malta) MTB 374 16/3/45
TSLt J Reed RNVR TSLt 29/7/43 20th MTB Flotilla Based at Malta MTB 298 8/43 Commanding Officer MTB 373 8/1/45
LSea Harold Bowers D/JX155934 20th MTB Flotilla Based at Malta MTB 298 For sinking the German cruiser Niobe (Ex Yugoslav - Dalmatia) in the Adriatic 21/12/43 DSM
LMtrMch Charles Stanley Rundle 20th MTB Flotilla Based at Malta MTB 298 For sinking the German cruiser Niobe (Ex Yugoslav - Dalmatia) in the Adriatic 21/12/43 MID
Tel John Mounter D/JX 357172 MTB 298 Died 28/1/45 Age21 Son of Edwin Harry and Elizabeth Mounter, of Martock, Somerset
30/03/43 Transferred to Royal Navy under lend lease
Transported from the United States to the Mediterranean in an LST arriving in Oran, Algeria. Passage through Algiers and Bizerta to Malta.
20th MTB Flotilla
Based at Malta.
Operation Avalanche - Landing at Salerno.
8-9/9/43 MTBs 289 and 298 are despatched to land agents on the mainland in the Gulf of Gaeta. En route they encounter a convoy of Flak lighters, siebel ferries and R boats. MTB 298 fires two torpedoes and hits a large Flak lighter which is destroyed when her cargo of ammunition explodes.
MTB 298 is despatched to the island of Ponza where Mussolini is believed to be held and, if possible, take him into allied custody. The ex Dictator had already been moved to Sardinia.
21-2/12/43 MTB 226 and MTB 298 depart Hvar to attack the old German cruiser Niobe (Ex Yugoslav - Dalmatia) reported aground at Arat di Ponente. To attack and return before dawn requires the boats to make 25 kts. MTB 226 has difficulty in keeping up due to leaks in the engine room which necessitate emergency repairs.
0100 MTB 226 and MTB 298 are off Silba Island. They sight the cruiser amongst a group of E Boats and tugs and reduce to 2 - 4 kts to make their approach. MTB 226 and MTB 298 fire torpedoes from 400 yds. Niobe is hit, forward and aft, by two torpedoes and the Germans open fire. The forward hit is in a magazine that has been emptied during the salvage operation. The tug Parrenzo, lying alongside the Niobe, is hit by a third torpedo, explodes and sinks. The Niobe is a total loss. MTBs 226 and 298 return safely to Hvar.
31/1/44 MTBs 85, 297 and 298 conduct a patrol near Silba Island sinking two schooners with gunfire and depth charges. Two German and Six Italian prisoners are taken.
3-4/2/44 MTBs 242 and 298 intercept two schooners and a large motor boat off Silba Island. Eighty five prisoners are taken, twenty of whom are German.
4-5/1/45 MTB 298 and MTB 374 make an unsuccessful attack on a small convoy entering Parenzo Harbour.
Post War Fate
25/9/45 Returned United States Navy