Allied Warships

HMS ML 119 (ML 119)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 119 
Built byAlex Robertson & Sons Ltd. (Sandbank, Scotland, U.K.) 
Ordered22 Sep 1939 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned12 Sep 1940 
End service 
History

To the South African Navy in 1945

 

Commands listed for HMS ML 119 (ML 119)

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CommanderFromTo
1O S Boome, RNVR9 Jul 194324 Nov 1943
2William Reynolds Albertini, RNVR24 Nov 194327 Mar 1944
3P Johnstone, RNVR27 Mar 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving ML 119 include:


19 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR), HMS ML 119 (T/Lt. P. Johnstone, RNVR) and HMS ML 171 (T/Lt. R.C. Staddon, RNVR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20362

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


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