MGB 312

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CAM
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MGB 312

Postby CAM » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:35 pm

Hi,

15 November 1941: MGB.312, surface action
ANSCOMBE, William A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 215475, killed

http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1941-11NOV1.htm

M.G.B. 312 during an action against an enemy convoy on 28-29 October 1942
http://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archive/ca ... t_id=47535

Tell me where the battles took place and what MGBs and MTBs involved?

cam

Brian Holmes
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Re: MGB 312

Postby Brian Holmes » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:12 pm

MGB_312 Woodnut & Co Ltd, St Helens, Isle of Wight 16/6/41

For Operation Jubilee - Raid on Dieppe 19/8/42
MID TLt Alfred Robert Howlett Nye RNVR
DSM PO William James Caine P/JX140668
MID AB Jack Perry P/JX286767

New Year Honours 1943
DSC TLt Alfred Robert Howlett Nye RNVR
DSM ACMtrMch Joseph William Hulbert C/MX67411

For shooting down a German FW190 aircraft at Dieppe (Gazette Date - 13/4/43)
MID AB Norman Philip Chard D/JX285835

For combined operations raids on enemy coasts (Gazette Date - 6/7/43)
MID TLt Neville Arthur Breeze RNVR
MID AB Norman Philip Chard D/JX285835

For Operation Neptune - For gallantry and devotion to duty during the landings in Normandy (Gazette Date - 14/11/44)
MID AB Jack Woolley P/JX168993

Known Crew
TALtCdr John Henry Coste RNVR TLt 29/3/40 HMS St Christopher for MLs 18/8/41 14th MGB Flotilla Commanding Officer MGB 317 18/8/41 For Operation Jubilee - Raid on Dieppe 19/8/42 DSC Commanding Officer ML 269 and Senior Officer 20th ML Flotilla 1/11/43 Commanding Officer MGB 312 & SO 1st Coastal Force Flotilla Assistant SO Coastal Forces, C-in-C Nore [HMS Pembroke] 25/10/44

TALt Cdr Alfred Robert Howlett Nye RNVR TLt 29/9/40 Commanding Officer MASB 10 31/8/40 Commanding Officer MGB 312 1942-44 For Operation Jubilee - Raid on Dieppe 19/8/42 MID New Year Honours 1943 DSC Senior Officer 1st Coastal Forces Flotilla 1/6/43. TALtCdr 52nd MTB Flotilla Commanding Officer MTB 511 7/2/44 Commanding Officer MTB 2004 Commanding Officer MTB 2011 24/4/45 & Senior Officer 52nd MTB Flotilla. Born 3/2/08 in Richmond district, Surrey and died 10/92 in Exeter district, Devon
TLt Neville Arthur Breeze RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 20/10/41 TLt 4/9/42 First Lieutenant MGB 312 4/9/42 For combined operations raids on enemy coasts MID HMS Hornet Commanding Officer MGB 317 11/10/43 1st Coastal Force Flotilla MGB 326 For Operation Neptune - For gallantry and devotion to duty during the landings in Normandy DSC Commanding Officer MTB 777 16/11/44


TSLt Alasdair Macdonald Watson RNVR Rosyth 2/8/40 as an Ordinary Seaman. HMS King Alfred 7-8/41 TSLt 14th MGB Flotilla First Lieutenant MGB 326 1/42 HMS Midge (Great Yarmouth) for minelayers 4/2/42 MGB 505 1943 First Lieutenant MGB 317 31/5/43 For combined operations raids on enemy coasts MID First Lieutenant MGB 312 11/10/43 TLt 1/12/43 1st Coastal Force Flotilla Commanding Officer MGB 330 10/4/44 68th MTB Flotilla Based at Great Yarmouth and Ostend Commanding Officer MTB 5001 1945 when the boat was sunk 6-7/4/45 Commanding Officer MTB 764 21/5/45 Wind up of the war in Europe DSC Senior Officer German E Boats at HMS Hornet Commanding Officer MTB 2012 1945 Commanding Officer MTB 2017 1946 Transferred to permanent RNVR 1951 Commanding Officer HMS Scotia (RNR Headquarters at Rosyth) 1958-66 RNR ADC to the Queen 1967-68 Commanding Officer HMS Claverhouse (RNR Clyde) 1968-69. Retired 27/12/70 as a Capt. Teacher math and science and coach of rugby and athletics at Dalhousie Castle, Melville House, Ladybank and Clifton Hall schools from 1946 on. President of the Combined Operations Association based near Furnace. VRD 1960 and 1970. Born 24/2/20 at Edinburgh and died at Muthill, Perthshire 25/3/2007
TSLt Gerald Cecil Law RNVR TASLt MASB 37 10/11/41 11/1/42 HMS Hornet for small craft 18/2/42 14th MGB Flotilla MGB 316 18/2/42 For Operation Jubilee - Raid on Dieppe 19/8/42 MID First Lieutenant MGB 316 29/10/42 TLt 11/3/44 1st Coastal Force Flotilla First Lieutenant MGB 312 10/4/44
TSLt C Humphreys RNVR MGB 312 10/43
ACMtrMch Joseph William Hulbert C/MX67411 MGB 312 New Year Honours 1943 DSM
PO William James Caine P/JX140668 14th MGB Flotilla MGB 312 For Operation Jubilee - Raid on Dieppe 19/8/42 DSM
AB Norman Philip Chard D/JX285835 14th MGB Flotilla MGB 312 For shooting down a German FW190 aircraft at Dieppe MID For combined operations raids on enemy coasts MID
AB Jack Perry P/JX286767 MGB 312 For Operation Jubilee - Raid on Dieppe 19/8/42 MID
AB Jack Woolley P/JX168993 1st Coastal Force Flotilla MGB 312 For Operation Neptune - For gallantry and devotion to duty during the landings in Normandy MID
Ord William Alfred Anscombe P/JX 215475 14th MGB Flotilla MGB 312 Killed in a surface action 15/11/41. Son of Ellen Mary Anscombe, of Dover. Buried in Dover (St. James's) Cemetery Joint grave 16
Sea Angus Mackenzie C/X 20201A RNR MGB 312 Died 22/4/42 age 22. Buried in Dover St James’s Cemetery Row F. Joint grave 33 Son of John and Catherine Mackenzie, of Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis
Mr D H Priest (Civilian Scientist embarked for Operation Biting)

War Activities
14th MGB Flotilla
27-8/9/41 Operation Chopper
During the night, landing ship HMS Prince Leopold, accompanied by MGB 316, MGB 314 and MGB 312, landed a Commando unit at St Vaast, near Cherbourg. Destroyers HMS Fernie and HMS Vanity provided a covering patrol. The force withdrew after obtaining information
15/11/41 Surface Action with one man killed
24/11/41 Operation Sunstar
Landing ship HMS Prince Leopold, escorted by MGB 316, MGB 312, MGB 314 and MGB 317, landed troops on the coast of Normandy. After information was gained, the ships returned to Portsmouth

1/42 14th MGB Flotilla
Based at Dover and Portsmouth
MGB 322, MGB 324 (SO), MGB 328, MGB 330 are at Dover
MGB 312, MGB 314, MGB 316 (SO), MGB 317 are at Portsmouth
27/2/42 Operation Biting
MGB 312, MGB 315, MGB 316, MGB 317 and MGB 326 support the on Bruneval
Airborne forces and an RAF technician are dropped just behind the coast where they dismantle a German Wurzburg Radar and carry away significant parts of it to the beach. Troops are recovered by landing craft escorted by the MGBs.
19/8/42 Operation Jubilee - Raid on Dieppe
SGB 5 (Grey Owl) ,SGB 9
MGB 50, MGB 51, MGB 312, MGB 315, MGB 316, MGB 317,MGB 320, MGB 321, MGB 323, MGB 326
ML 120, ML 123, ML 189, ML 190, ML 193,ML 194, ML 230, ML 246, ML 292, ML 309, ML 343, ML 344, ML 346, RML 513.
MGB 312 shot down a German FW190 aircraft
Combined operations raids on enemy coasts (Gazette Date - 6/7/43)
1st Coastal Force Flotilla
MGB 312, MGB 316, MGB 317, MGB 324, MGB 326 and MGB 330
Operation Neptune Invasion of Normandy
Juno Beach for assault then ETF

Post War Fate
For disposal 10/45

CAM
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Re: MGB 312

Postby CAM » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:06 pm

Thank you, Brian.
Brian Holmes wrote: 15/11/41 Surface Action with one man killed
Where is this battle going on and what other MGBs and MTBs participated in it?

cam

Steven Bell
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Re: MGB 312

Postby Steven Bell » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:13 am

My Father William Bell served aboard MGB 312. He was in the night action in which Bill Anscombe was killed on the night of 15 November 1941 at approximately 2145 hours in the English Channel. Both were 21 years old at the time.


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