Allied Warships


Motor Anti-Submarine Boat of the BPB 70 feet-type class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Anti-Submarine Boat
ClassBPB 70 feet-type 
PennantMA/SB 6 
ModMotor Anti-Submarine Boat 
Built byBritish Power Boat (Hythe, England, U.K.) 
Ordered15 Aug 1938 
Laid down 
Commissioned21 Dec 1939 
End service 

Reclassified MGB 6 in January 1941
Became a target towing vessel in 1942
Sold in October 1945


Commands listed for HMS MA/SB 6 (MA/SB 6)

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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1N A Brittain, RNVR5 Oct 19392 Feb 1940
2Lt. Home Ronald Archibald Kidston, RN2 Feb 194015 May 1940
3Lt.Cdr. (retired) William Gordon Everitt, RN15 May 194014 Jun 1940
4Lt. Home Ronald Archibald Kidston, RN14 Jun 1940ca. Sep 40

5S.Lt. Michael John Godden, RN7 Jan 1941ca. mid 41

6S.Lt. Ronald Mansfield Barge, RNVR16 Mar 194224 Aug 1942
7J Winthorpe-Young, RNVR24 Aug 194228 Aug 1942
8M O F Forsyth-Grant, RNVR28 Aug 19421 Apr 1943
9R E Duder, RNZNVR1 Apr 194329 May 1943
10J Gaywood Lewis, RNVR29 May 19438 Nov 1943
11P F Mundy, RNVR8 Nov 1943early 1944

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Notable events involving MA/SB 6 include:

3 Dec 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with MA/SB 6. Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 50 conducted independent exercises before returning to Holyhead. (1)


  1. ADM 173/16335

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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