Allied Warships

HMS ML 171 (ML 171)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 171 
Built byTough Bros. Ltd. (Teddington, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned21 Oct 1940 
End service 

For disposal in May 1947


Commands listed for HMS ML 171 (ML 171)

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1T/Lt. Charles James Jerram, RNVR1941 ?

2W H Drabble, RNVR12 Jun 19433 May 1944
3R.C. Staddon, RNVR3 May 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving ML 171 include:

19 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR), HMS ML 119 (T/Lt. P. Johnstone, RNVR) and HMS ML 171 (T/Lt. R.C. Staddon, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/20362

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

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