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MTB 745

MTB 745

From the collection of Fred Bray

Courtesy of Paul Bray

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Launched: 

Transferred to the RCN: 15 Jan 1944

Removed from service: 19 May 1945

Fate: Unknown

 

In Jan 1944, MTB 745 was part of the 65th MTB Flotilla. 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-745 took part in the D-Day landings on 06 Jun 1944.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Oliver Band Mabee, RCNVR - 15 Jan 1944 - 19 May 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

 Cornell, Winfield Duncan

1923-2006

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Quinn, John Louis

Killed - 02 Oct 1952

HMCS Iroquois

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Counter, John William, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

Culley, John Ross, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

 

Links - Ship's company photos for MTB 745

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

Newspaper articles from the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, 1944 on the MTB squadrons and John Quinn

Courtesy of Charles Quinn

Winfield (Winn) Cornell (right) and shipmate on MTB 745

From the collection of Winn Cornell

Courtesy of Hope Watson

 

 

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