MTB 462

 

"G" Type Motor Torpedo Boat

 


 

MTB-462

Source: Library and Archives of Canada PA 144573

Photographer: Gilbert Milne

 

Transferred to the RCN: 01 Mar 1944

Fate: Destroyed by fire on 14 Feb 1945

 

MTB 462 was a "G" Type MTB, Displacement: 44 tons, Speed: 39 kts, Length: 71.75 ft, Beam: 20.6 ft, Draught: 5.6 ft, 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 462 took part in the D-Day landings on 06 Jun 1944. She was destroyed by fire at Ostend, Belgium, 14 Feb 1945 with the loss of 6 of her crew.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Crew photos

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt Robert Joseph Moyse, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944 - 28 Aug 1944

 

Lt John Haddon Shand, RCNVR - 29 Aug 1944 - 11 Sep 1944

 

Lt Richard Paddon, RCNVR - 24 Jan 1945 - 14 Feb 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

 

BROWN, Wilfred L.

AB, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945

CATHCART, Norman

AB, V70152, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945

LONG, Gordon Pierce

OS, V79998, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945

PURDY, Gordon Francis

Sto 1c, V52969, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945

WATT, John Arthur

Sto, V36850, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945

 

 

 

WRIGHT, James Bernard

AB, V26288, RCNVR

killed - 14 Feb 1945

 

 

 

 

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Jessiman, Duncan James, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

Twin brothers, Burnette Parks and Blanchard (Budd) Parks on MTB 462

From the collection of Blanchard (Budd) Parks

Courtesy of Kordyban

Sailors from MTB 462 ashore

Budd Parks, back row, 1st on right

From the collection of Blanchard (Budd) Parks

Courtesy of Kordyban

 

     

 

MTB 462 - 1944

From the collection of Murray Varrin

Courtesy of Larry Varrin

 


 

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