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          For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

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

Twin brother of Burnette Parks

Parks, Burnette Fredrick

____-1992

Twin brother of Blanchard Parks

 

 

 

U-V

Varrin, H. Murray

1921-1997

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

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

 

 

 

Links - Crew photos for MTB 462

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

Twin brothers, Burnette Parks and Blanchard (Budd) Parks on MTB 462

From the collection of Blanchard (Budd) Parks

Courtesy of Kordyban

Sailors from MTB 462 ashore

Budd Parks, back row, 1st on right

From the collection of Blanchard (Budd) Parks

Courtesy of Kordyban

 

     

 

MTB 462 - 1944

From the collection of Murray Varrin

Courtesy of Larry Varrin

 

 

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