MGB 324

Motor Gunboats (MGB) & Steam Gunboats (SGB)
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Re: MGB 324

Postby seascout » Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:52 pm

MGB324 in 2002 at Shoreham
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This is MGB324 on her last days in 2002, broken back, abandoned, on the mudflats of Shoreham, alongside the Norfolk bridge at no.2 mooring where she had been for many years. It was eventually burnt down to leave room for a new houseboat. The photo in an earlier post shows the Houseboat in better times...I estimate the date of that photo is late 70's /early 80's (not 2002 as captioned). I am pretty sure I had been on board a few times as a kid, when I visited friends who lived there in the 1960's.

Pat Bradley
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Re: MGB 324

Postby Pat Bradley » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:04 pm

Many thanks for the update though quite glad my dad never saw it in this state.

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Re: MGB 324

Postby LesSellors » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:08 pm

Not sure if this picture I have of my late father Leslie Sellors (far right) and two of his comrades was taken in Ceylon ?
Maybe someone else recognises the other two or can name them ?

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Re: MGB 324

Postby johnk » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:37 pm

Hi there,
Just spotted this piece, very interesting as you say re the costs, but of course post war, wooden boats were not wanted, the US destroyed many boats in theatre rather than run them back, story heard from an old friend, of planes just pushed of carrier decks into the sea.....


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