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MTB 446

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Category: Boats (In alphabetical order)
Forum Name: Motor Torpedo Boats
Forum Description: Discussion on Motor Torpedo Boats
URL: http://www.bmpt.co.uk/forum_posts.asp?TID=550
Printed Date: 14 November 2018 at 5:10pm


Topic: MTB 446
Posted By: Jockgreen
Subject: MTB 446
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 5:19pm
Would anybody have any information on MTB 446  and the crew Dec 43 -Jun45 and what happened to it after  that ? Many thanks



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Posted By: Christian
Date Posted: 13 August 2008 at 10:47pm
This MTB was a rather special boat as she was the first British Power Boat Co 71.5ft type to be built as an MTB (MKVI), i.e. with a short Admiralty bridge instead of the longer streamlined deckhouse (MKV). She was originally designated MGB 123 and later became MTB 446. There is a photo of her here;
http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20M/slides/MTB%20No%20123-01.html - http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20M/slides/MTB%20No%20123-01.html
DSMs were awarded to two of her crew, AB H.L. Bray and Sto R.B. Finch.
The boat apparently survived the war, nothing further I'm afraid.


Posted By: Jockgreen
Date Posted: 15 August 2008 at 8:12am

Thank you for that information Christian, it all helps and that is the first time I have seen a photograph of the boat... thanks  again



Posted By: Peter Weldon
Date Posted: 14 October 2018 at 9:43am
My father frederick weldon served on mtb 446 as a torpedo rating. I met with the skipper who remembered my dad. I also met Jack Warnes who was the engineer. My dad's best mate was Blood Reid who lived in Wisbech I met with his son Lawrence. I have a photograph of 446 undergoing sea trials at Fort William and one of the crew which I think was taken at felixstowe or ipswich.



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