Allied Warships

HMS ML 166 (ML 166)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 166 
Built byJ.W. & A. Upham (Brixham, England, U.K.)  
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned1 Jan 1941 
End service 

For disposal in May 1947


Commands listed for HMS ML 166 (ML 166)

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1C.K. Ewbank, RNVR3 May 194327 Sep 1943
2J K Blackmore, RNVR27 Sep 1943late 1944

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Notable events involving ML 166 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 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Kite (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), HMS Lady Madeleine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.S. Heriot, DSC, RNVR), ML 166 and ML 574 (T/S.Lt. E.R.S. Gillham, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/16805 + ADM 199/658
  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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

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