Allied Warships

HMS ML 120 (ML 120)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 120 
Built byAldous Successors Ltd. (Brightlingsea, England, U.K.) 
Ordered22 Sep 1939 
Laid down 
Commissioned8 Oct 1940 
End service 

Sold in 1946


Commands listed for HMS ML 120 (ML 120)

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1Geoffrey Alexander Bridge Walker, RNZNVR21 Jun 194312 Sep 1943
2Jack Watson Packer, RANVR12 Sep 1943late 1943
3F V Reid, RNZNVRlate 19436 Mar 1944
4A E Lee, RNVR6 Mar 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving ML 120 include:

2 Dec 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. She took passage astern of a convoy escorted by HMS ML 120. On the 3rd escort was taken over by HMS ML 116. (1)

27 Jun 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. She was escorted by HMS ML 120 and in convoy. (2)

12 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 911 (T/Lt. J.E.I. Barber, RNVR) and HMS ML 120 (T/Lt. A.E. Lee, RNVR). (3)


  1. ADM 173/16788
  2. ADM 173/17274
  3. ADM 173/20362

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

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