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MTB 461

 

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Transferred to the RCN: 28 Feb 1944

Fate: Destroyed by fire on 14 Feb 1945

 

MTB 461 was a "G" Type MTB, Displacement: 44 tons, Length: 71.75 ft, Beam: 20.6 ft, Draught: 5.6 ft, Speed: 39 kts, Complement: 3 officer, 14 men, Armament: 1-6pdr, 2-20mm (1xII) 4-18in TT. While she flew the White Ensign, she was not commissioned into the RCN but instead was listed as a tender to HMCS Stadacona (tenders were not commissioned vessels). MTB 461 took part in the D-Day landings on 06 Jun 1944. She was destroyed by fire at Ostend, Belgium, 14 Feb 1945 with the loss of 9 of her crew.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Charles Arthur Burk, DSC 2 bars, RCNVR - 28 Feb 1944 - 17 Sep 1944

Lt T.K. Scobie, RCNVR - 28 Feb 1944 - 17 Sep 1944

Lt John Ritchie Cunningham, RCNVR - 04 Feb 1945 - 09 Feb 1945

Lt Clement Vernon Barlow, RCNVR - 10 Feb 1945 - 14 Feb 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

 

BOND, Neil Archie

AB, V78911, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

BYRNE, John Eugene

AB, V49186, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

CRANG, William Reginald Noel

AB, V45674, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

HARPER, Melvin Ross

Ord. Tel, V81200, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

HUNTER, Ian William

M.M., V12919, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

JODOIN, Lawrence James

AB, V57427, RCNVR

MPK - 09 Jul 1944 

LONG, Charles Wesley

Sto, V55625, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

MACRAE, Ralph Reginald

LS, V4933, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

MOTLEY, David Charles

AB, V30077, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

NEWBIGGING, William Ivan

AB, V65926, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Cunningham, John Ritchie

1922-2002

 

 

 

 

S-T

Sears, Charles Burton

1921-2016

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Robertson, Ian William, A/Lt, RCNVR - 28 Jul 1944

 

 

 

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Crew photos for MTB 461

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