Motor Torpedo Boat 360

Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) was the name given to fast torpedo boats by the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy. The 'motor' in the formal designation, referring to the use of petrol engines, was to distinguish them from the majority of other naval craft that used steam turbines or reciprocating steam engines.The capitalised term is generally used for the Royal Navy (RN) boats and abbreviated to "MTB".

 

During the Second World War, the US Navy boats were usually called by their hull classification symbol of "PT" (Patrol, Torpedo), and are covered under PT boat although the class type were still "motor torpedo boats".

 

After the end of the War in 1945, a number of the Royal Navy's MTBs were stripped and the empty hulls sold for use as houseboats.

 

Sunk by gunfire from German surface vessels off IJmuiden, Netherlands on 1 October 1944.

 

6 Crew members still missing.


Name: Cumming, Alexander

Rank: Telegraphist

Age:26

No.D/JX 206782

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Alexander and Annie Cumming, Portmahomack, Ross and Cromarty

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel 88-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Ijmuiden.


Name: Elliott, John

Rank: Able Seaman

Age:29

No.D/JX 416531

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Signey James Elliott and Ethel Lily Elliott (nee Read), of South Newton, Wiltshire.

 

 

 Plymouth Memorial Panel 86-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Ijmuiden.


Name: Chilton, Arthur Samuel

Rank: Able Seaman

Age:19

No.P/JX 518867

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Samuel and May Evelyn Chilton, Dudley, Worcestershire.

 

 Portsmouth Memorial Panel 82-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Ijmuiden.


Name: Giles, Thomas Moffat James

Rank: Telegraphist

Age:19

No.P/JX 624408

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Harry and Sarah Giles.

 

 

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel 84-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Ijmuiden.


Name: Hobbs, William Percy

Rank: Able Seaman

Age:21

No.C/JX 545789

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Mr and Mrs G Hobbs, Edmonton, Middlesex

 

 

Chatham Memorial Panel 75-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Ijmuiden.


Name: James, Dennis Nelson

Rank: Stoker 1st Class

Age:20

No.P/KX 164552

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Alfred Montugue James and Lily May James, of Luton, Bedfordshire

 

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel 86-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Ijmuiden.