Allied Warships

HMS ML 115 (ML 115)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 115 
Built bySolent Shipyards Ltd. (Sarisbury Green, England, U.K.) 
Ordered22 Sep 1939 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned18 Sep 1940 
End service 
History

Sold in October 1946

 

Commands listed for HMS ML 115 (ML 115)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Oswald Birrell Deiter, RNVR29 Dec 194128 Mar 1945
2V H Harris, RNVR28 Mar 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving ML 115 include:


4 Apr 1944
HMS Thorough (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) departed the Clyde area for Larne. She was escorted by HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. O.B. Deiter, RNVR). (1)

16 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. O.B. Deiter, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. G.C. Organ, RNVR). (2)

7 Feb 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr.Lt. C.W. Freer, RNR) and HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. O.B. Deiter, RNVR). (3)

14 Apr 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. N.A.W. Herboldt, RNVR). (4)

17 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. J.M.W. Hardie, RNVR). (5)

30 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. N.A.W. Herboldt, RNVR). (5)

7 May 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. N.A.W. Herboldt, RNVR). (6)

17 May 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. J.M.W. Hardie, RNVR), HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR), HMS Spaniel (T/A/Skr. I.W. Sharp, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (A/Ch.Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (7)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19008
  2. ADM 173/19423
  3. ADM 173/20180
  4. ADM 173/20144
  5. ADM 173/20363
  6. ADM 173/20364
  7. ADM 173/20183

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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