I'm afraid that if her log isn't at Kew, then it probably doesn't survive. Large numbers of Coastal Forces logs, and even those of much larger ships, were simply disposed of. I saw a frightening statistic the other day that when the War Office were organising their records for deposition, only something like 2% was saved. There is a record for awards to the crew for an action in 1944 though: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... r/C4850866
MTB 83 seems to have spent her career in the 22nd MTB Flotilla, which for some time shadowed the 21st MTB Flotilla on the east coast. 83's principal actions get some mention in Leonard Reynolds' Home Waters MTBs and MGBs at War, but there's more detail of two of the actions she was involved in in Peter Dickens' excellent book Night Action
. Dickens commanded the 21st MTB Flotilla and in one of the described actions (both of which consist of a dozen pages or so) he was actually embarked on 83.