Allied Warships

HMS MGB 659 (MGB 659)

Motor Gun Boat of the Fairmile D class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Gun Boat
ClassFairmile D 
PennantMGB 659 
ModMotor Gun Boat 
Built byBoat Construction Co. Ltd. (Falmouth, England, U.K.) 
Ordered18 Nov 1941 
Laid down 
CommissionedMay 1943 
Lost30 Jan 1946 

Reclassified as Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 659 in 1943
Foundered en route from Malta to Alexandria on 30 January 1946


Commands listed for HMS MGB 659 (MGB 659)

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1E F Smyth, RNVR23 Jul 19438 Sep 1943
2K E A Bayley, RNVR8 Sep 194320 Jan 1944
3T/Lt. Peter Douglas Barlow, RNVR20 Jan 19443 Mar 1945
4T/Lt. William John Callow, RNVR3 Mar 1945late 1945

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