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by Warrior-researcher
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 12th MTB Flotilla (MTBs 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 345)
Replies: 3
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Re: 12th MTB Flotilla (MTBs 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 345)

I've now managed to confirm the Command Teams in each boat within the 1941/42 12th MTB Flotilla, as per the Navy List for Feb 1942 (in fact three weeks after most of the boats were decommissioned). As per my previous posts, any information on the activities of the 12th MTB Flotilla or of any of the ...
by Warrior-researcher
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 12th MTB Flotilla (MTBs 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 345)
Replies: 3
Views: 3119

Re: 12th MTB Flotilla (MTBs 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 345)

Dear Admin (And everyone else). It looks as if there is indeed very little information out there regarding the 12th MTB Flotilla, although I agree with the connection to the St Nazaire raid together with the potential for attacks on Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Prinz Eugen. By way of further aid to a...
by Warrior-researcher
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 12th MTB Flotilla (MTBs 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 345)
Replies: 3
Views: 3119

12th MTB Flotilla (MTBs 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 345)

I am researching the activities of the 12th MTB Flotilla between October 1941 and January 1942, and would value as much information as anyone has about what the 12th MTB Flotilla was stood up to achieve, why they trained at Dartmouth, what they were training for (was it a specific operation, or just...
by Warrior-researcher
Sun May 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 77
Replies: 7
Views: 14416

Re: MTB 77

For everyone who helped me with this thread, I'm delighted to report that the book is now complete and will be published on 5 June 2019. It is called 'Crash Start' and has ISBN 978-1789630626.
Thank you all for your assistance, which was greatly valued as I finished my research.
by Warrior-researcher
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 77
Replies: 7
Views: 14416

Re: MTB 77

Hi Michael Thanks for posting about your Father. The Commanding Officer you mention was Temp Lt John Brian Sturgeon DSC RNVR (known as Brian). He was CO of MTB 77 when on the night of 15/16 March 1943 it attacked some merchantman of Marittimo near Sicily; after successfully sinking one merchant ship...
by Warrior-researcher
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 77
Replies: 7
Views: 14416

Re: MTB 77

Steve

This is brilliant - thank you. I'll getting touch with the NMM and see if I can get the original. Or, I feel a visit to London may be forthcoming.

Your time and effort in finding this for me is very much appreciated.

W-R
by Warrior-researcher
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 77
Replies: 7
Views: 14416

Re: MTB 77

Dear Sir/Madam (Admin) Thank you for taking the time to look through these investigative areas for me. I've already spent many hours in the Naval Historical Branch looking through their archives as well as looking through the many books on MTBs, but have not yet been through the collection at IWM .....
by Warrior-researcher
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB 77
Replies: 7
Views: 14416

MTB 77

Dear Fellows I am currently researching a biography of Lieutenant Richard Guy Ormonde Hudson DSC RNVR, who served in MTBs 62, 65 and 77. He went on to pioneer the Surface Force Direction Officer tactics used to protect the flanks of D-Day, working alongside a number of other distinguished MTB and MG...

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