Sorry, I missed MTB 407
MTB_407 Robert Jacob Inc, City Island, New York 30/8/44
For attacks on enemy shipping off Istria 7/2/45
MID TSLt Dennis Wyndham Hudson RNVR
For a torpedo attack on an enemy convoy in the Gulf of Venice 12/4/45
DSC TLt Hubert Charles Houssemayne Du Boulay RNVR
DSM AB John Francis McCormick P/JX335304
MID LSea William Kyffin Tullock D/JX206214
TLt Hubert Charles Houssemayne DuBoulay RNVR HMS Midge 17/10/41 First Lieutenant MTB 71 10/07/42 First Lieutenant and Commanding Officer MTB 243 Commanding Officer MTB 407 31/10/44 DSC 1945 Born 1920 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
TSLt Dennis Wyndham Hudson RNVR (First Lieutenant)
LSea William Kyffin Tullock D/JX206214
AB John Francis McCormick P/JX335304
30/08/44 Transferred to Royal Navy under lend lease
28th MTB Flotilla
7-8/2/45 Attack on enemy shipping off Istria. MTB 404, MTB 406 and MTB 407 are on patrol west of Parenzo lying stopped off Port Daila.
2000 - two small Radar echoes are detected at 2000yds. MTB 404, MTB 406 and MTB 407 close on silenced engines believing the contacts to be fishing boats. An aircraft, with navigation lights on, approaches from astern and MTB 404, MTB 406 and MTB 407 stop in an attempt to avoid being spotted. A much larger Radar echo is detected and this is shortly afterwards sighted and identified as a corvette which opens inaccurate fire. The corvette turns to port towards the coast.
2014 - MTB 404, MTB 406 and MTB 407 fire torpedoes and disengage to port at 12 kts. MTB 406 suffers a misfire. Two hits are observed followed by an explosion before the corvette sinks. MTB 404, MTB 406 and MTB 407 are engaged by gunfire from four points. They detect another Radar contact around two miles from the corvette, stop to assess damage and MTB 407 appears to be in trouble. MTB 407 is hit forward below the waterline. Under way the hole is out of the water but, having stopped, the boat is flooding. MTB 407 makes temporary repairs and departs for a rendezvous point. MTB 406 has repaired the misfire and MTB 404 and MTB 406 close the new Radar contact.
2035 - MTB 406 fires her remaining torpedo hitting the target and triggering two explosions. MTB 404 and MTB 406 rendezvous with MTB 407 which has made three feet of water forward. MTB 404, MTB 406 and MTB 407 return to Ancona at high speed keepin MTB 407’s holed bow out of the water. MTB 407 leads to avoid being swamped by a wash.
12-3/2/45 MTB 404, MTB 405 and MTB 407, on patrol off Carole, sink the Italian steamer Mediceo of 5,083 tons.
9-10/3/45 MTB 405, MTB 406 and MTB 407 sink a merchant ship off Umago.
10-1/3/45 MTB 404, MTB 406 and MTB 407 depart Ancona for a patrol between Carole and Tagliemento. A Radar echo is detected and MTB 404, MTB 406 and MTB 407 shadow the target and get into a firing position close to the Venice swept channel.
2342 - a Flak Lighter is sighted at 1500 yards on the port bow and MTB 407 is ordered to attack. MTB 407 can not see the target and MTB 406, in visual contact with the target fires her starboard torpedo at 2345 from 1000 yds. More Flak Lighters are sighted and MTB 404, MTB 406 and MTB 407 turn to starboard to engage. MTB 404 fires both torpedoes at the fourth craft in line. MTB 407 fires at the second and third in line. MTB 406 fires her remaining torpedo at the last in line. MTB 404, MTB406 and MTB 407 turn to starboard and disengage at 12 kts. There are six explosions and five contacts are seen to disappear from Radar.
12/4/45 Torpedo attack on an enemy convoy in the Gulf of Venice
Post War Fate
10/11/45 Returned United States Navy
1/4/46 US Army