Allied Warships

HMS ML 179 (ML 179)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 179 
Built byS. B. Hall (Glampton, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned16 Feb 1941 
End service 

Sold in February 1946


Commands listed for HMS ML 179 (ML 179)

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1F.T. Harvey, RNVR27 Mar 1943late 1945

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Notable events involving ML 179 include:

22 Sep 1942
HMS P 51 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) proceeded to Falmouth to seek medical attention for the first lieutenant which was suffering from severe haemorrhage that could not be stopped.

P 51 was escorted in by HMS ML 179. (1)


  1. ADM 199/1824

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

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