9780752450452

Dog Boats at War : Royal Navy D Class MTBs and MGBs, 1939-1945

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  • ISBN13:

    9780752450452

  • ISBN10:

    075245045X

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: The History Press
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Summary

Built of plywood and measuring 115 feet long, powered by four supercharged petrol engines and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons, the D Class Motor Gun Boats (MGBs) and Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs) were better known as Dog Boats and played havoc with enemy shipping in home and foreign waters. During three years of war they engaged the enemy on more than 350 occasions, sinking and damaging many ships.Dog Boats at Waris the authoritative account of operations by the Royal Navy's D Class MGBs and MTBs in World War II in home, Mediterranean, and Norwegian waters. As well as drawing on official recordsboth British and Germanthe author has contacted several hundred Dog Boat veterans whose eye witness accounts add drama to the unfolding story.

Author Biography

Leonard Reynolds is a military and naval historian who has written numerous books, including Commando: The Illustrated History of Britainís Green Berets.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
Author's Notep. vii
Introductionp. ix
MTB/MGB Class Datap. x
The Urgency of Warp. 1
Operations Beginp. 14
The 30th (Norwegian) MTB Flotilla, June 1942 to October 1943p. 29
Mediterranean Operations, March to October 1943p. 44
Home Waters, May 1943 to May 1944p. 72
Norwegian Operations, September 1943 to May 1945p. 104
Mediterranean Operations, Octobers 1943 to July 1944p. 120
Home Waters, June 1944 to May 1945p. 158
MTB 718, Clandestine Operations to the Shores of Brittany and Norwayp. 192
Mediterranean Operations, August 1944 to May 1945p. 209
C Class MGBs, SGBs and Camper and Nicholsons MGBsp. 241
Epiloguep. 254
Glossaryp. 259
Notesp. 260
Tables:
Awards of Decorationsp. 266
War Lossesp. 273
The Dog Boat Flotillasp. 274
Bibliographyp. 279
Indexp. 283
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