MTB 490

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sunshine
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MTB 490

Postby sunshine » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:27 pm

hi
I Don't know if anyone can help me ! my dad was on MTB 490 in the war and i have been trying to find photos of it.
H will be 90 at the end of march and it would be great to find some photos. thanks.

MTB490HGB
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Re: MTB 490

Postby MTB490HGB » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:54 pm

Hello Sunshine,

I have only just twigged about info on the Internet; I believe my father was the Commander of MTB 490, 'Sandy Bown' unfortunately he died some years ago but would be interesting to find out any information etc. I do have a photo of him with another officer but I believe it may have been taken on a Frigate or Steam Gun Boat prior to MTB 490.
Herbert Gaskell Bown
1943 First Lieutenant, HM SGB 6 (steam gun boat) (HMS Grey Shark)
25.01.1944 - (07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 490 (motor torpedo boat)

Kind regards

Chris

You can e-mail me on cjbown@hotmail.com

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Re: MTB 490

Postby cdsc123 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:08 pm

I'll try to help sunshine with pics;

MTB 490 then, and now as houseboat Laguna at Shoreham;
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MTB490HGB
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Re: MTB 490

Postby MTB490HGB » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:36 pm

Thx, I had tracked those down but Do we know what 'sunshine's' fathers name was i.e so the rest of the crew?

Thx Chris

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Re: MTB 490

Postby sonofasailor » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:27 pm

Hello, recently got my hands on my Dads wartime pictures and there is one of him and some crew of MTB 490, names are Ken Sharp, Frank Meakin (d) Charles Gordon Leach(my father), Keith Campkin, Fred Warner, Randy Langford, Sparks, Shorty Warrender, Gavin ?, George Antil, taken sometime in 1945, there are other pictures taken in Lowestoft of surrendered E boats, of interest to anyone

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Re: MTB 490

Postby Pioneer » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:15 am

Hello 'sonofasailor'
Welcome aboard.
It would be very interesting to see that image of the crew of MTB 490, somebody may be able to put 'a face to a name' in their own research. If you have difficulty in uploading any images- just drop me a PM.
Regards

sonofasailor
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Re: MTB 490

Postby sonofasailor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:21 pm

Thank you Pioneer, i will have a go over the weekend, do you know where I can find a log of the boats ativities?

Brian Holmes
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Re: MTB 490

Postby Brian Holmes » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:23 pm

MTB_490 British Power Boat Co, Hythe Hampshire 25/9/44
Known Crew
TLt Herbert Gaskell BROWN RNVR First Lieutenant 1/42 – 2/43 then appointed to MTB 490 in command 25/1/44 Born 5/1/16 and died in Mid Warwickshire 8/98
TSLt Graham Alexander Wilson RNVR First Lieutenant MGB 604 1/2/44, Third Officer MTB 751 5/44 TLt 11/44 Commanding Officer MTB 490 7/45 Commanding Officer MTB 520 7/3/46
TSLt Stanley Frederick Mortimer First Lieutenant MTB 490 25/5/45 First Lieutenant MTB 520 7/3/46

Wartime Activities
1st MTB Flotilla

Post War Fate
1946 Target Towing Boat CT 49
1/48 Sold

sonofasailor
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Re: MTB 490

Postby sonofasailor » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:15 am

Hello Brian, is this all that is known about MTB 490?

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Re: MTB 490

Postby MTB490HGB » Mon May 12, 2014 9:48 pm

I met up with Randy Langford who served on MTB 490 this weekend. He is amazingly spritely and would love to see any old photos etc. Despite the record showing my father was the commanding officer I suspect there has been an error and elsewhere in the record there is mention of him commanding MTB 489, this is backed up that Randy was certain that my father was not the CO. Given he could recall huge detail of other events, I am certain he is correct, however any photos / info would be appreciated. I attach a photo of my father - Herbert Gaskell know as 'Sandy' Bown (on LHS)

I can be contacted on cjbown@hotmail.com

Chris
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Photo of 'Sandy'' Bown (Herbert Gaskell) on LHS.jpg
Herbert Gaskell 'Sandy' Bown (LHS)

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Re: MTB 490

Postby sunshine » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:05 pm

Hello, recently got my hands on my Dads wartime pictures and there is one of him and some crew of MTB 490, names are Ken Sharp, Frank Meakin (d) Charles Gordon Leach(my father), Keith Campkin, Fred Warner, Randy Langford, Sparks, Shorty Warrender, Gavin ?, George Antil, taken sometime in 1945, there are other pictures taken in Lowestoft of surrendered E boats, of interest to anyone
Hi my dad was a gunner on the 490 his name was Fred Warner this is a photo of him , would be great to lean some more about mtb 490 where it went and what they did. thanks sally
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Fred Warner


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