MTB 743


"D" Type Motor Torpedo Boat



MTB 743

Courtesy of Neil S Bell, CD2, LCdr (Ret'd), RCN,

Curator, Hamilton Naval Heritage Association, HMCS STAR


Transferred to the RCN: 13 Apr 1944

Entered into service: 15 May 1944

Removed from service: 31 May 1945

Returned to RN: 1945

Fate: Unknown


MTB 743 was a "D" Type 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 in the RCN but instead was listed as a tender to HMCS STADACONA (tenders were not commissioned vessels). MTB 743 took part in the D-Day landings on 06 Jun 1944. She was returned to the RN in 1945.



Photos and Documents           Crew photos



Commanding Officers


Lt Malcolm Campbell Knox, DSC, RCNVR - 27 Mar 1944 / 15 May 1944 - 31 May 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Smith, Mel







Former Crew Members


Craig, Hugh Morton, A/Lt, RCNVR - 13 Mar 1944 / 15 May 1944


Vaillancourt, Jacques, A/Lt, RCNVR - 21 Mar 1944 / 15 May 1944



Photos and Documents


MTB 743 - date and location unknown

From the collection of John R. Wilson

Courtesy of Jeff Bobbie