Motor Gun Boat 78

Motor Gun Boat (MGB) was a Royal Navy term for a small military vessel of the Second World War. Such boats were physically similar to Motor Torpedo Boats, (MTBs) but equipped with a mix of guns instead of torpedoes. Their small size and high speed made them difficult targets for E-boats or torpedo bombers, but they were particularly vulnerable to mines and heavy weather. The large number of guns meant the crew was relatively large, numbering as high as thirty men.


Sunk by gunfire from German surface vessels off the Dutch coast on 3 October 1942


15 men were taken Prisoner of War, one of them died as POW in Germany and is missing since.


The Commanding officer is missing since.

Name: Duncan, George Findlay DSC

Rank: Lieutenant



Missing since: 02-10-1944

Next of Kin:Son of George Collins Duncan and Margaret Duncan, of Brome, Province of Quebec.


Halifax Memorial Panel 8


KIA Information: Known to have been killed of the Dutch Coast