Allied Warships

HMS ML 160 (ML 160)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 160 
Built byAlex Robertson & Sons Ltd. (Sandbank, Scotland, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned27 Dec 1940 
Lost6 May 1942 

Bombed and sunk at Brixham on 6 May 1942


Commands listed for HMS ML 160 (ML 160)

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Thomas Wilson Boyd, RNVR

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Notable events involving ML 160 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)

17 May 1941
HMS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. D. St. Clair-Ford, RN) arrived at Dartmouth. En-route A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Cossack (Capt. P.L. Vian, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. G.H. Stokes, RN) and HMS Zulu (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN).

In the afternoon HMS Sturgeon conducted A/S exercises with ML 160 and ML 177. (2)


  1. ADM 173/16805 + ADM 199/658
  2. ADM 173/16994 + ADM 199/655

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

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