What a chronology of attacks MTB and which hosted this fight? The Germans have a description of the death of this night the M-3857 and S-91, but the participation of the AF-barges is not mentioned anywhere.MTB_209 J S White, Cowes Isle of Wight 9/9/42
24-5/8/44 The 8th Artillery carrier flotilla takes the nights supply missions to Le Havre. They are
By PT 250, PT 511 and PT 514
Then HMS Seymour, MTB 257, MTB 256, MTB 254 and MTB 252
By another group MTB 452, MTB 447 and MTB 453
Finally by HMS Talybont, HMS Retalick, MTB 205 , MTB 209 and MTB 210
MTB 447, MTB 452 and MTB 453 attack the convoy previously attacked by MTB 254, MTB 256 and MTB 257. MTB 447, MTB 452 and MTB 453 are beaten off but return, engage R Boats and severely damage two of them.
MTB 205, MTB 209 and MTB 210 also attack the convoy.
MTB 205, MTB 209 and MTB 210 attack the convoy previously attacked by MTB 254, MTB 256 and MTB 257 then MTB 447, MTB 452 and MTB 453. MTB 205, MTB 209 and MTB 210 are initially beaten off by five TLCs armed with 88mm guns but return and fire six torpedoes. MTB 210 sinks a TLC.
S 91 is sunk by HMS Tallybont and HMS Retalick north of Fecamp. German report says heavily damaged and scuttled, in addition, M 3857 / Rotherbaum sunk. V 243 is damaged and AF 103 is lost on a mine.
I am now the (proud) owner of MTB 208, and in the process of stabilising her condition. Much of the internal structure remains, but the hull was sheathed in concrete in the 70's. A shame to some extent, but also a plus as this means she still retains her shape, and is still very much afloat.
I would be keen to get hold of any information available on her, her sister ships in the 13th and those who served aboard.
I will be happy to show anyone interested around so please message me or give me a call.
My Father Albert Robinson was Telegraphist on mtb 203 for a few months from June 1943 !Think that is my father Alexander Anderson in picture mtb 203 hatch.jpg with his hat at back of head!Some more;
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