Allied Warships

HMS ML 138 (ML 138)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 138 
Built byAldous Successors Ltd. (Brightlingsea, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned19 Nov 1940 
End service 

To the Royal Netherlands Navy on 10 November 1945


Commands listed for HMS ML 138 (ML 138)

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1R.H. White, RNVR4 Jan 1943Jul 1941
2A.F.M. Corringham, RNVRJul 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving ML 138 include:

21 Apr 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness, She was escorted by HMS ML 138 and another Motor Launch [The number given in the log of HMS H 50 is incorrect]. (1)


  1. ADM 173/16792

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

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