Allied Warships

HMS MGB 642 (MGB 642)

Motor Gun Boat of the Fairmile D class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Gun Boat
ClassFairmile D 
PennantMGB 642 
ModMotor Gun Boat 
Built byP. K. Harris & Sons Ltd. (Appledore, England, U.K.) 
Ordered18 Nov 1941 
Laid down 
Commissioned7 Mar 1943 
Lost30 Jan 1946 

Foundered en route from Malta to Alexandria on 30 January 1946


Commands listed for HMS MGB 642 (MGB 642)

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1C J G MacNaghten, RNVR21 Oct 194225 Jun 1943
2T/Lt. Kenneth Egremont Anson Bayley, RNVR25 Jun 19437 Sep 1943
3E F Smyth, RNVR8 Sep 194314 Jun 1945
4J W Gladwell, RCNVR14 Jun 1945mid 1945

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