I'm interested in the American built Vospers used by the British Royal navy in the Mediterranean and in particular in MTB 378 commanded by Lt. George P.H. James. I wonder if anything is known about the German "Flak lighters" (Siebelfähren I suppose?) mentioned in the actions he was involved in.
Source: coastal forces veteran forum
MTB 378 Annapolis Yacht Yard, Annapolis, Maryland 15/12/43
For actions in the Gulf of Genoa 8–9/44
MID TLt Norman Leonard Ilett RNVR
MID TSLt George Philip Henry James RNVR
MID LSea Edward Pringle D/JX180612
For the sinking of fifteen ships in the Gulf of Genoa 1944–45
DSC TSLt George Philip Henry James RNVR
DSM LSea Edward Pringle D/JX180612
MID Tel Reginald Gordon Thomas D/JX233345
TLt Norman Leonard Ilett RNVR Commanding Officer MTB 378 MTB 420
TSLt George Philip Henry James RNVR Commanding Officer MTB 378 6/11/44
TSLt D E S Tanner RNVR MTB 378 6/11/44
LSea Edward Pringle D/JX180612
Tel Reginald Gordon Thomas D/JX233345
15/12/43 Transferred to Royal Navy under lend lease
7th MTB Flotilla
Based on Bastia
9-10/5/44 MTBs 376, 377 and 378 with PT 203 attack two Flak Lighters. TLt Robert Varvill is embarked as Senior Officer. One lighter explodes and sinks and the other is damaged.
8 - 9/44 Actions in the Gulf of Genoa
1944 - 45 Sinking of fifteen ships in the Gulf of Genoa
15-6/1/45 MGB 177, MTB 378 and PT 313 intercept a convoy of five Flak Lighters. MGB 177, MTB 378 and PT 313 are illuminated by starshell from shore batteries but close to 700 yds and definitely sink one vessel and possibly sink another.
4/3/45 MTBs 377 and 378 make a torpedo attack on three Flak Lighters sinking one vessel.