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MTB 462

MTB-462

Source: Library and Archives of Canada PA 144573

Photographer: Gilbert Milne

 

Transferred to the RCN: 01 Mar 1944

Fate: Destroyed by fire on 14 Feb 1945

 

MTB 462 was a "G" Type MTB, Displacement: 44 tons, Speed: 39 kts, Length: 71.75 ft, Beam: 20.6 ft, Draught: 5.6 ft, Complement: 3 officers, 14 men, Armament: 1-6pdr, 2-20mm (1xII) 4-18in TT. While she flew the White Ensign, she was not commissioned in the RCN but instead was listed as a tender to HMCS Stadacona (tenders were not commissioned vessels). MTB 462 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 6 of her crew.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Robert Joseph Moyse, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944 - 28 Aug 1944

Lt J.H. Shand, RCNVR - 29 Aug 1944 - 11 Sep 1944

Lt Richard Paddon, RCNVR - 24 Jan 1945 - 14 Feb 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

 

BROWN, Wilfred Lawrence

AB, V17835, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

CATHCART, Norman

AB, V70152, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

LONG, Gordon Pierce

OS, V79998, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

PURDY, Gordon Francis

Sto 1c, V52969, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

WATT, John Arthur

Sto, V36850, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

WRIGHT, James Bernard

AB, V26288, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

O-P

Parks, Blanchard S.

____-2001

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Jessiman, Duncan James, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944

 

 

 

Links

Crew photos for MTB 462

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