MGB 608

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royericdearing
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MGB 608

Postby royericdearing » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:47 am

Has anyone any information or photo of MGB 608 or Able Seaman Roy Eric Dearing

Thanks

Pioneer
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Re: MGB 608

Postby Pioneer » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:45 am

Able Seaman Roy Eric Dearing was awarded the DSM, his citation can be read in the London Gazette (scroll down his name appears on the right).

Brian Holmes
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Re: MGB 608

Postby Brian Holmes » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:56 pm

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
DSM AB Reginald Brunt C/JX377096
MID LMtrMch Harry Munroe P/MX502533

For an action in the British section of the Normandy assault area 3/8/44
DSC T Lt Richard William Ball RNVR
MID TSLt Claude William Cox RNVR

Known Crew (MGB 608)
Lt John Hartly Hodder RNVR Lt 28/1/40 Commanding Officer MASB 7 30/9/40 Commanding Officer MGB 322 7/6/41 – 4/43 Commanding Officer MGB 608 4/43 and Commanding Officer MTB 679 5/43 MTB 520 5/43 LtCdr Senior Officer 50th MTB Flotilla 11/44 DSC 1943 MID 1944 Born in Thornbury, Gloucestershire 1905 Born in Thornbury, Gloucestershire 1905
TSLt Horace William Knight RNVR TSLt 26/5/42 MGB 608 25/7/42 MTB 520 6/5/43 MTB 679 5/43 TLt 12/9/44
ACMtrMch Ernest Scott P/MX66902
AB Roy Eric Dearing P/JX325829

Known Crew (MTB 608)
TLt Richard William Ball RNVR TLt 15/2/41 11th ML Flotilla 7/9/41 Commanding Officer MTB 505 19/8/43 Commanding Officer MTB 608 19/8/43
TSLt G O R Meyer RNVR TSLt 30/4/42 HMS Attack small craft 28/9/42 First Lieutenant MTB 505 19/8/43 MTB 608 19/8/43
TSLt L S Stratford RNVR MTB 608 19/7/43 TSLt 19/8/43
TSLt Claude William Cox RNVR TSLt 18/12/43 MTB 608
TSLt C D Kerr RNVR TSLt 11/8/44 MTB 608
PO Norman Crompton D/JX140746
LMtrMch Harry Munroe P/MX502533
ALSea Frederick Howard Abram C/JX167321
AB Reginald Brunt C/JX377096
Ord Andrew Lindsay P/JX425373 Killed in action 29/3/44 Age 19. Son of James and Elizabeth J. Lindsay, of Thurso, Caithness-shire. Buried in Newhaven Cemetery Grave 559.
War Activities
18th MGB Flotilla
MGB 602, MGB 608, MGB 611, MGB 613, MGB 614, MGB 615, MGB 616, MGB 680
Based at Portsmouth and then Newhaven
15/4/43 SGB 6, MGB 608 and MGB 615 in an action with Fifteenth Vp. Boat Flotilla V1520, V1524 and V 1525 and U-Jäger off Cap de la Hague. SGB 6 and V1525 are damaged
9/43 Modified and reclassified as MTB
10/43 51st MTB Flotilla
MTB 602, MTB 608, MTB 611, MTB 613, MTB 614, MTB 615, MTB 616, MTB 680, MTB 689
Based at Portsmouth
Based at Newhaven
Based at Dover
Based at Ramsgate
28/3/44 MTB 602, MTB 608, MTB 611, MTB 613, MTB 614, MTB 615 depart from Newhaven and reach Dieppe harbour mouth. They encounter a German force of three Vp.-Boats, three Flaklighters and 11 Räumboats and engage at close range. Shore batteries engage them. All boats return to Newhaven severely damaged. Twelve men are killed, eleven seriously wounded and eighteen with lesser wounds.
Operation Neptune Invasion of Normandy
51st MTB Flotilla Based at Dover
MTB 608, MTB 611, MTB 613, MTB 614, MTB 615, MTB 616 and MTB 680
2-3/8/44 An action between the Second S Boat Flotilla (KKpt. Opdenhoff) and MTB 608, MTB 613, MTB 614 and MTB 680 off Le Havre. S 180 and S 181 are damaged by gunfire. S 167 and MTB 608 collide and are damaged.

Post War Fate
1/46 For disposal

cornishman
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Re: MGB 608

Postby cornishman » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:00 pm

Has anyone any information or photo of MGB 608 or Able Seaman Roy Eric Dearing

Thanks
Here is a photo of damaged 608. My father is teh one with a cross above his head.

Ian.
MTB608001.jpg


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