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MTB 463

MTB 463


Transferred to the RCN: 16 Mar 1944

Fate: Sunk by a mine on 07 Jul 1944


MTB 463 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 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 463 took part in the D-Day landings on 06 Jun 1944. On 07 Jul 1944, MTB 463 was sunk by a mine in the English Channel.  MTB 466 pick up her crew - none were lost.


Crew photos


Commanding Officers

Lt Douglas Glen Creba, RCNVR - 16 Mar 1944 - 07 Jul 1944


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


(s) - survived the sinking of MTB 463

Broadley, Harry

Brown, Clifford G

Paddon, Richard (s)




Former Crew Members

Germaniuk, Peter (Gery)    The Memory Project