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MGB 675

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:07 pm
by Paulvasey
Hi all, I have the ships bell from MGB 675 and was wondering if any of you guys have any info regarding this boat? Or even any photos of it?

Re: MGB 675

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 12:22 am
by Admin
Hello Paul

Thank you for your enquiry. MGB 675 would have been MTB 675, since all MGBs in Home Waters were redesignated as MTBs mid war. MTB 675 has the following known awards:

Temporary Lieutenant Frederick William BRAMWELL (349) RNVR MTB 675 DSC

Petty Officer Motor Mechanic Dennis Wallace KNOWELDEN (1613) RN P/MX 98460 MTB 675 DSM

Able Seaman George Ronald HARRISON (1261) RN C/JX 378035 MTB 675 DSM

Ordinary Seaman Bernard Eden MCNEILL (1939) RN C/JX 408664 MTB 675 DSM

This group of awards was cited in the London Gazette edition for 21st December 1943 and were for
courage, skill and endurance in bringing the light craft in which they were serving safely to port, after she had been heavily attacked from the air.
The captions accompanying these photos of the boat and its crew in the collection of the IWM, make mention of an air attack off the Norwegian coast, which is likely the event mentioned above, and which indicates MTB 675 would have been working out of Lerwick.


Image MTB BATTLES WITH GERMAN FIGHTERS. 21 OCTOBER 1943, ROSYTH. MTB 675 BATTLED WITH 6 GERMAN FIGHTERS OFF THE NORWEGIAN COAST, SHOOTING ONE DOWN WHILE SUSTAINING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE.. © IWM (A 19896) IWM Non Commercial License

Image MTB BATTLES WITH GERMAN FIGHTERS. 21 OCTOBER 1943, ROSYTH. MTB 675 BATTLED WITH 6 GERMAN FIGHTERS OFF THE NORWEGIAN COAST, SHOOTING ONE DOWN WHILE SUSTAINING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE.. © IWM (A 19898) IWM Non Commercial License

Image MTB BATTLES WITH GERMAN FIGHTERS. 21 OCTOBER 1943, ROSYTH. MTB 675 BATTLED WITH 6 GERMAN FIGHTERS OFF THE NORWEGIAN COAST, SHOOTING ONE DOWN WHILE SUSTAINING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE.. © IWM (A 19897) IWM Non Commercial License

Image MTB BATTLES WITH GERMAN FIGHTERS. 21 OCTOBER 1943, ROSYTH. MTB 675 BATTLED WITH 6 GERMAN FIGHTERS OFF THE NORWEGIAN COAST, SHOOTING ONE DOWN WHILE SUSTAINING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE.. © IWM (A 19899) IWM Non Commercial License

Re: MGB 675

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:45 pm
by Paulvasey
Thanks for the great information, just what I was looking for

Re: MGB 675

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:41 am
by Admin
You’re welcome. I’d appreciate a good photo of the bell, and any other documentation you may have for our records.

Regards
Admin