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    Posted: 19 May 2013 at 9:50pm
Hi All,
             I am doing a project on the War dead from my village of Killearn near Glasgow. There is a Lieutenant James Lovit Fraser RNVR who served on board M.T.B 233 and was killed during a surface action on the 18th of March 1943. Mentioned in Dispatches
 I am looking for any information on the make of boat, flotilla, where it was base at the time of his death. And any information on the raid if it is available. So if you can help or point me in the right direction I would be truly grateful.
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The Veterans web site has a couple of databases - Boat and Casualty - both identifing the person and boat giving very brief details. A post in their Forum may gain you further info.
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I'm also researching MTB's, but for different reasons. I found this list  http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/16883.html which provides some information you might find helpful.



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MTB 233 was a Vosper type 72.5ft MTB built by Berthon Boat Co. delivered in January 1942, disposed of in June 1945 she ended up as Sea Vixen and was used by Highcliffe Sailing Club as their headquarters at Christchurch Priory where she was burnt in 1971. 




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Hi there,
 
Just seen this, fantastic to see a photo of the craft itself in its heyday....sad to read burnt down, presume? just for disposal or was it arson perhaps....always a stretch but as we know, the few we have can survive as club houses or more common as houseboats...many thanks,
 
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Hi John

I think in the majority of cases they were burnt as this was the easiest way to dispose of the hulks once they were rotten and no good for anything.
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Hi Christian,

Indeed, quite simple, the article on the link said beached on steel plates making it easy to recover brass and copper......many thanks,

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