For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

MTB 748

MTB 748

From the collection of Fred Bray

Courtesy of Paul Bray

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Transferred to the RCN: 19 Feb 1944

Removed from service: 23 May 1945

Returned to RN: 23 May 1945

Fate: Unknown


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 748 was returned to the RN on 23 May 1945. MTB-748 took part in the D-Day landings on 06 Jun 1944.


Commanding Officers

LCdr James Ralph Hilborn Kirkpatrick, DSC, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1944 - 23 May 1945


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     


- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

CALVERLEY, William Ernest

AB, V56792, RCNVR

killed - 05 Aug 1944 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Davidson, Ian J.







Kirkpatrick, James Ralph Hilborn


Drafted to MTB-748 on 19 Feb 1944






Former Crew Members

Perrin, Dennis Boyd, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944 (Stand by) / 19 Feb 1944

Wilson, David Bryce, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944 (Stand by) / 19 Feb 1944



Photos and Documents