ML 466

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David Carter
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ML 466

Postby David Carter » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:39 am

I see in the Book of Remembrance today, there is a long list of men killed on ML 466. What happened?

Pioneer
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Re: ML 466

Postby Pioneer » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:48 pm

From our Boat Database
Fairmile Motor Launch (B ML) Length: 112'
Builder's Yard: Itchenor Shipyard, Itchenor, Essex
Completion Date: 31st March 1942 Loss or Disposal Date: 25th March 1945
Notes: ML 466 was mined off Walcheren on 25 March 1945.

Brian Holmes
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Re: ML 466

Postby Brian Holmes » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:14 pm

I have heard that there was one survivor

ML_466 Itchenor Shipyard 31/3/42

For anti midget submarine patrols in the assault area 6/44 - 2/45
MID TLt Charles Maclennan Smith RNVR (Post)

Known Crew
TLt Charles Maclennan Smith RNVR Commanding Officer ML 466 20/10/43 Killed in action Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 30 Son of Peter and Annie Smith, of Pitlochry, Perthshire
SLt Cyril Arthur Taylor RNVR ML 466 12/6/43 SLt 22/7/43. Killed in action Sunday 25 March 1945.Age 22 Son of Arthur Charles and Lisle Taylor; husband of Winifred French Taylor, of Regent's Park, London
PO Alec McMillan P/SSX 23746 Killed Sunday 25 March 1945 Buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery 22. B. 8
MtrMch Thomas Rhatigan P/MX 634700 Killed in action Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 21 Son of Thomas and Bridget Rhatigan, of Fairview, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
LSea George Bone C/SSX31278 Killed in action Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 22. Son of Thomas and Margaret Bone, of Hartlepool, Co. Durham
LSto Victor Joseph Clark D/KX 127152 Killed Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 24 Husband of R. A. Clark, of Bermondsey, London
AB Frederick Bache P/JX 385126 Killed in action Sunday 25 March 1945 Son of Frederick and Louisa Bache, of Dingle, Liverpool Buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery, Holland
AB Frederick George Bowden C/JX260953 Killed Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 34 Son of Rachael Eleanor Bowden; husband of Kathleen Bowden, of Chiswick, Middlesex
AB Norman Coffell C/JX 352904 Killed in action Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 22 Son of Edward and Nora Coffell, of Bill Quay, Co. Durham
AB Charles Alfred Sidney Gee C/JX 378337 Killed in Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 20 Son of Samuel and Doris E. Gee, of Leicester
AB Victor James Masters C/JX 319967 Killed in Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 21 Son of Walter Thomas and Jessye Masters, of Clapham Park, London
AB William McNeil D/JX 417414 Killed Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 20 Son of Alexander and Jean McNeil, of Rutherglen, Lanarkshire
AB William C Mead D/JX 649340, Missing Presumed Killed Sunday 25 March 1945 aged 19 Son of Ernest William and Selina Mead, of Rowbarton, Somerset
AB Herbert Valentine Reardon D/JX 369390 Killed Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 22 Son of Jeremiah Silvester Reardon and Emma Caroline Reardon, of Woolwich, London
AB Ronald Rees D/SSX 35064 Killed Sunday 25 March 1945
AB Francis Robinson D/SSX 22722 Killed on Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 24 Son of Elizabeth Robinson of Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland; husband of Ivy Robinson
AB Kenneth Westland P/JX 187190 Killed Sunday 25 March 1945
Sto1 Walter Marr C/KX 141572 Killed Sunday 25 March 1945 Buried in Breskens (Kijkuit) General Cemetery Row U. Grave 1
Tel John Walter Henstridge P/JX 523243 Killed in action Sunday 25 March 1945 Age 19 Son of Wilfred R. and Florence C. Henstridge, of Battersea, London
Tel William Smith Mann P/JX 357292 Killed in action Sunday 25 March 1945

Wartime Activities
1/42 21st ML Flotilla Assembling at Fort William
ML 252, ML 254, ML 276, ML 442, ML 445, ML 452, ML 466 and ML 467
1/42 At Fort William
6/44 Operation Neptune Invasion of Normandy
21st ML Flotilla Based on Dover
ML 252, ML 254, ML 276, ML 286, ML 442, ML 445, ML 452, ML 466 and ML 467
Anti midget submarine patrols in the assault area 6/44 - 2/45
25/3/45 Sunk by a mine off Walcheren

David Carter
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Re: ML 466

Postby David Carter » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:27 am

Ted and Brian - Thank you. DC


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