ML 357 / MGB 357

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tooseyboyonml357
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ML 357 / MGB 357

Postby tooseyboyonml357 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:18 pm

trying to trace any history of the above ship as i now live on her as a house boat and would like to find out more of what she and her crew did thanks

Pioneer
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Re: ML 357 / MGB 357

Postby Pioneer » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:01 pm

ML 357. A Fairmile "B" built by Anglo American Nile Tourist Company 1/8/1942. Re-numbered ML 2357, survived the War to be loaned to Bermondsey Sea Cadet Corps (1958). Sold 1961.
There is another little piece on her seen from HERE

RogerP
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Re: ML 357 / MGB 357

Postby RogerP » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:49 am

Aren't you in contact with 'Bee' on the World Naval Ships Forum? Her dad was the radio operator on 357 during 1944-5.

Brian Holmes
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Re: ML 357 / MGB 357

Postby Brian Holmes » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:07 pm

I Think we may have met on World Naval Ships Forum but for the record

ML 357 Anglo-American Nile Tourist Company, Cairo 1/8/42
Known Crew
TLt R L Jones RNVR (Commanding Officer 1943)
TLt A H Doughay RNVR (Commanding Officer 1943)
TSLt Moore RANVR

Wartime Activities
11/9/43 ML 349 and ML 357 make the passage from Cyprus to Casteloriso carrying LRDG troops. On arrival, both MLs are fired on by the Italians although the general surrender has taken place 3 days before. Fire is not returned due to orders to avoid hostile acts. Two army officers are landed and negotiate with the Italians who cease fire and both vessels enter harbour. The island is then secured.
8-9/1/44 ML 357 and ML 836 capture and then sink a 30 ton caique

Post War Fate
ML2387
1958 SCC Bermondsey
1961 Sold
= Jamaican Moon
2007 Houseboat at St Osyth, Essex

tooseyboyonml357
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Re: ML 357 / MGB 357

Postby tooseyboyonml357 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:06 pm

have been in contact with stoker of ml357 she had a refit in late 44 at mosquito , and was on her way to med ? when picked up cork mine and suffered stern damage , crew abandoned her and spent 3 weeks on island before being picked up , they thought she was lost ,but was salvaged and towed to mosquito again . history after that unknown

Sparkeyboy60
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Re: ML 357 / MGB 357

Postby Sparkeyboy60 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:46 pm

Hello

I have sent a personal email but not sure if it went.My father served on ML357 during the war and has photos and memories of the boat.if you want info please contact by forum or email
We live close to the boats location
regards

Peter

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Re: ML 357 / MGB 357

Postby Sparkeyboy60 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:06 pm

Hello
Just to say my father ex crew of ML357 1942 to 1944 .We went to visit the boat at St Osyth and he was able to give the current owner quite a lot of first hand info on the boats service and original fit out etc..Also has old photos taken on board during that period.Are there any other surviving crew members out there?

Peter

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Re: ML 357 / MGB 357

Postby RogerP » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:12 pm

Hi Peter,

You have no doubt heard from Delia Palmer re Roy Ellis, a stoker from 357. Apologies if I'm repeating myself here, so many things going round n round n round in my head at present.

I have also tracked down David Moore here in Oz (Sydney) who as young SubLT, RANVR served on 357 from 7 Jan to 26 Feb 1943 and again 3 May to 16 Dec 1943. David's claim to fame is that he had the top of his scalp slightly parted by a bullet as they came into Castellorizo in Sept 1943.

I am also awaiting an e-mail from the CFHT regarding a David Lloyd, also here in Oz who's father the late Kenneth Lloyd DSC while not having served on 357, was on ML 356 another 42nd flotilla ship.

MJAHobbs
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Re: ML 357 / MGB 357

Postby MJAHobbs » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:59 pm

Hi all,

My grandad Edward Tassie was a motor mechanic on board ML 357 in the East Med between Aug to Nov 1942.

Sadly, he passed away last year, but he gave me his photos from 1942-44 which I have posted on Pinterest here:
http://pinterest.com/mjahobbs/

There are images of ML 357 and its crew (and ML 351 which he was onboard from Jan 1943 - June 44) on this board:
http://pinterest.com/mjahobbs/eastern-m ... 1-1942-44/

Hope this is of interest.

Wish I'd found this board earlier so he could have shared his memories with you.

Regards,

Michael.

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Re: ML 357 / MGB 357

Postby sandybc » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:17 pm

Dear Michael,
I posted you a message on interest to which you replied - thank you. I left you another message to inform you that I was also registered on this forum because of the Fairmile B project RML 526, I thought you might be interested in this.
Look forward to hearing from you
Sandy


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