Allied Warships

HMS ML 157 (ML 157)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 157 
Built byThornycroft (Hampton-on-Thames, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned9 Oct 1940 
End service 

Sold in February 1946


Commands listed for HMS ML 157 (ML 157)

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1T/S.Lt. Thomas Bevan Gwenlan, RNVR13 Aug 19421 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving ML 157 include:

1 Feb 1941
HMS L 27 (Lt. H.N. Edmonds, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Dartmouth, first with HMS St. Cathan (T/Lt. F. Twomey, RNR) and HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) and later with ML 157, ML 157, ML 160 and ML 166. (1)


  1. ADM 173/16805 + ADM 199/658

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

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