For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

MTB 727

MTB 727

From the collection of Fred Bray

Courtesy of Paul Bray

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Transferred to the RCN: 07 Jan 1944

Removed from service: 21 May 1945

Returned to RN: 21 May 1945

Fate: Unknown


In Jan 1944, MTB 727 was listed as part of the 65th MTB Flotilla. She was a Type "D" MTB, Displacement: 102 tons, Length: 115 ft, Beam: 21.25 ft, Draught: 5.25 ft, Speed: 29 kts, Complement: 4 officers, 28 men, Armament: 2-6pdrs, 2-20mm(1xII), 2-18in TT. 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 727 took part in the D-Day landings on 06 Jun 1944. MTB 727 was returned to the RN on 21 May 1945.


Photos and Documents          Crew photos


Commanding Officers

Lt Leslie Ralph McLernon, DSC, RCNVR - 07 Jul 1944 - 04 Apr 1945

Lt George Douglas Pattison, RCNVR - 05 Apr 1945 - 21 May 1945


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

MCCALLUM, Lothrop Edward

LS, V18126, RCNVR

killed - 08 Oct 1944 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Beeman, John Henault


Bray, Frederick George






Wilson, John Robert


Served in MTB 727 04 Jan 1944 - 21 May 1945






Former Crew Members

Christopher son, Robert William, A/Lt, RCNVR - 21 Mar 1944

MacBeth, Archibald 



Photos and Documents



MTB 727 Christmas Card - 1944

From the collection of Murray Somers

Courtesy of Stephen Snutch