Allied Warships

HMS ML 199 (ML 199)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 199 
Built byTough Bros. Ltd. (Teddington, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned19 Dec 1940 
End service 

Sold in August 1946


Commands listed for HMS ML 199 (ML 199)

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1Frederick Colin George Preston, RNVRCa. mid 423 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving ML 199 include:

5 Mar 1942
HMS Graph (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN) and HMS ML 199. (1)

13 Feb 1944
HMS Proteus (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS ML 199 (T/Lt. F.C.G. Preston, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17191
  2. ADM 173/18597

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

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