Able Seaman George Anderson

Able Seaman George Anderson, Royal Navy. He died on Active Service aboard H.M. MTB 255 on 14th February 1945 aged 33. He was the son of Thomas and Janet Anderson and the husband of Margaret Anderson of 12 Green Terrace, Selkirk and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Before enlisting in 1940 he had been employed as a weaver at St Mary’s Mill. Selkirk. MTB 255 was a “White” Class motor torpedo boat which on the14th February was moored in Ostend harbour along with several other torpedo boats. Fire broke out and there was a tremendous explosion which killed 26 Canadian Sailors and 36 Royal navy men. Seven boats were destroyed. The photos show sister ships of MTB 255.

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