Allied Warships

HMS ML 159 (ML 159)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 159 
Built byJas Miller (St. Monance,. Scotland, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned23 Nov 1940 
End service 
History

Sold in February 1946

 

Commands listed for HMS ML 159 (ML 159)

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1B.D. Gerrans, RNVR30 Oct 1942late 1945

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Notable events involving ML 159 include:


1 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth together with with ML 159 (T/Lt. B.D. Gerrans, RNVR), ML 183 (T/Lt. A.J. Wright, RNVR) and ML 184 (T/Lt. R.W.A. Winter, RNVR) and later with HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN) and HMCS Athabascan (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Stubbs, RCN). (1)

2 Mar 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth with ML 184 (T/Lt. R.W.A. Winter, RNVR) and ML 159 (T/Lt. B.D. Gerrans, RNVR). (2)

3 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with ML 159 (T/Lt. B.D. Gerrans, RNVR), ML 183 (T/Lt. A.J. Wright, RNVR) and ML 184 (T/Lt. R.W.A. Winter, RNVR) and later with HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN). (1)

4 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with ML 159 (T/Lt. B.D. Gerrans, RNVR), ML 183 (T/Lt. A.J. Wright, RNVR) and ML 184 (T/Lt. R.W.A. Winter, RNVR), HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN), HMIS Godavari (A/Capt. J.W. Jefford, OBE, RIN), HMS Neave (T/Lt. T. Ross, RNVR) and HMS Skomer (A/Skr.Lt. D.E.S. Mair, DSO, RNR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19217
  2. ADM 173/19390

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


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