Our Lady of the Pirates by Kenneth Horlock - HM MTB 651

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Our Lady of the Pirates by Kenneth Horlock - HM MTB 651

Postby Son of Gwilym » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:49 am

Horlock’s fascinating first hand account of “piracy” in the Mediterranean during WWII. As the commander of HM MTB 651 Horlock describes his boat, his crew and their actions in a way that makes you feel as though you are there with them. Sharing their struggles with the enemy, the weather, the boat when damaged or their pride at dragging a loaded schooner back to harbour.

I really enjoyed reading this and would be pleased to hear of similar accounts.

64 pages one crew photograph 1 map and 3 MTB illustrations by one of his daughters.

I have two spare copies if anyone would like one let me know.

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Re: Our Lady of the Pirates by Kenneth Horlock - HM MTB 651

Postby Croatian Navy » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:59 pm

Is this still actual?

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Re: Our Lady of the Pirates by Kenneth Horlock - HM MTB 651

Postby Son of Gwilym » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:58 pm

Hi Croation Navy, sorry for late reply. Yes I still have spare copies. Kind regards Son of Gwilym.

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Re: Our Lady of the Pirates by Kenneth Horlock - HM MTB 651

Postby Son of Gwilym » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:49 pm

Horlock's book on eBay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0880754857

Edit New listing on eBay 23/11/2012
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Our-Lady-of-t ... 35c1e54431

Great pictures on the articles thread of the church at Komiza and Garlands painting of MTB's in harbour very atmospheric, we are blessed.

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Our Lady of the Pirates by Kenneth Horlock - HM MTB 651

Postby Son of Gwilym » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:38 pm

"Our Lady of the Pirates" By Kenneth M Horlock DSC RNVR Commanding Officer MTB D 651, mentions other vessels and units including:

60th MGB Flotila, 19th MGB Flotila, MTB 18, MTB 22, MTB 24, MTB 226, MGB 643, MTB 645, MGB 646, MTB 647, MTB 649, MTB 656, MGB 661, MGB 662. MTB, 667, MTB 674, HMS Whaddon, British Hospital Ship HMS Maine, HMS Vienna, HMS Campbeltown ML 443 (ML 13), Vosper 85, HMS Curlew.

Sorry this isnt an exhaustive list but I will update it as I discover my errors and or omissions.

Edited 29/11/2012 Adding MTB 667 and relacing MTB, with MGB where known if not specified in the text.

Drawings of:

D 651 between pages 4 and 5,
ML471 between pages 42 and 43,
German E-Boat S 406 between pages 22 and 23.

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Re: Our Lady of the Pirates by Kenneth Horlock - HM MTB 651

Postby Lyndap » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:52 pm

Hello I'm trying to get a copy of this book as my late Dad served on it.


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