Motor Torpedo Boat 622

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.

 

Destroyed by gunfire from German destroyers off Terschelling, 10 March 1943.

 

12 men were taken Prisoner of War, 13 men were killed and 11 are missing since.


Name: Briggs, Stanley

Rank: Leading Seaman

Age:

No.D/SSX 24338

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:

 

 

 

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel 78-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.


Name: Hamilton, John

Rank: Able Seaman

Age:

No.DC/JX 196892

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:

 

  

 

Chatham Memorial Panel 69-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.


Name: Kiddle, Maurice Robert

Rank: Ordinary Seaman

Age:

No.P/JX321982

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:

 

  

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel 76-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.


Name: Shaw, Alan

Rank: Able Seaman

Age:

No.P/JX 353101

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:

 

 

   

Portsmouth Memorial Panel 75-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.


Name: Craythorne, Ernest Witherington

Rank: Able Seaman

Age:21

No.P/JX 282845

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:Son of Edward W. and Winifred M. Craythorne, of Maidenhead, Berkshire.

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel 74-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.


Name: Johnson, Albert Edward

Rank: Ordinary Seaman

Age:20

No.P/JX 325305

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:Son of Albert Charles and Jane Johnson, of West Dulwich, London.

 

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel 76-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.


Name: Martin, Robert

Rank: Stoker 2nd Class

Age:28

No.D/KX 128337

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:Son of Andrew Martin, and of Elizabeth Martin, of Alexandria, Dunbartonshire.

  

Plymouth Memorial Panel 82-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.


Name: Reid, George Alexander

Rank: Able Seaman

Age:24

No.D/JX 173906

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:Son of John Campbell Reid and Catherine Reid, of Grangetown, Cardiff.

 

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KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.


Name: Daniels, Edwin Frederick

Rank: Ordinary Seaman

Age:216

No.C/JX 351170

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:Son of Mrs. E. Daniels, of Redhill, Surrey.

 

 

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel 74-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.


Name: Daniels, Edwin Frederick

Rank: Ordinary Seaman

Age:16

No.C/JX 351170

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:Son of Mrs. E. Daniels, of Redhill, Surrey.

 

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel 74-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.


Name: Oldfield, Harold

Rank: Stoker 2nd Class

Age:27

No.P/KX 135692

Missing since: 10-03-1943

Next of Kin:Son of William and Lily Oldfield, of Sheffield.

 

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel 74-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed off Terschelling.