Allied Warships

HMS ML 121 (ML 121)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 121 
Built byJames A. Silver Ltd. (Dumbarton, Scotland, U.K.) 
Ordered22 Sep 1939 
Laid down 
Commissioned12 Sep 1940 
End service 

Sold ca. 1947


Commands listed for HMS ML 121 (ML 121)

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1R G Bell, RNVR25 Mar 194312 Jan 1944
2E J Bower, RNVR12 Jan 194429 Jul 1945
3L Schofield, RNVR29 Jul 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving ML 121 include:

13 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) and HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) departed La Maddalena for Naples. They were escorted by HMS ML 121 (T/Lt. E.J. Bower, RNVR), HMS ML 134 (T/Lt. J.N. Barfield, SANF(V)) and HMS ML 558 (T/Lt. P.I. Fellows, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19288

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

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