Hello ‘gerald’ Welcome aboard.
If you visit our Boat Database
(just type in the boat number – ie 57) you will find the basic details of the craft. Originally laid down as an order for the French Navy being requisitioned by the RN whilst still on the stocks. She was constructed as an MASB (Motor Anti Submarine Boat) but as the type quickly fell out of favour she was re-configured as an MGB.
She joined the 4th MGB Flotilla at Fowey, Portland. The Flotilla’s first Senior Officer (SO1) was Lt H Kidston RN. SO2 Lt E M Thorpe RN. SO3 Lt D Johnson RN.
In 1943 she was transferred to HMS Attack at Portland being engaged in Engine Room training and as a Despatch boat. Unfortunately we currently are not aware of any surviving crew members but hopefully someone may see your post and prove otherwise.
During the War many villages, towns and cities voluntarily contributed to the war effort by adopting boats, ships, airplanes etc by way of local fund raising.
Could you post a scanned image of S/Lt D Farrows letter please; it would certainly be most welcome.