Allied Warships

HMS ML 215 (ML 215)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 215 
Built byCardnell Brothers (Maylandsea, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned7 May 1941 
End service 

Sold in 1947


Commands listed for HMS ML 215 (ML 215)

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1Alfred Michael Summerson Aird, RNVR24 Sep 1941ca.late 44

2W.S. Slate, RNVR26 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving ML 215 include:

19 Feb 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) departed Sheerness for Portsmouth. She was escorted by FFS Chasseur 10 until 1600 hours when HMS ML 215 (T/Lt. A.M.S. Aird, RNVR) took over. (1)


  1. ADM 173/18525

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

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