Allied Warships

HMS ML 224 (ML 224)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 224 
Built byWallasea Bay Yacht Station (Rochford, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned13 Mar 1941 
End service 

For disposal in March 1946


Commands listed for HMS ML 224 (ML 224)

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1A.S. Batham, RNVR15 Jan 1943

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Notable events involving ML 224 include:

12 Jan 1942
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar together with ML 126, ML 176 and ML 224.

Following these exercises she carried out attack exercises on HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. D.C. Ingram, DSC, RN). She also returned the favour and served as target for HMS Clyde during her attack exercises. (1)

22 Jan 1944
HMS Tantalus (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO and Bar, RN) departed from the Larne area for Holy Loch where she arrived later on the same day. She was escorted by ML 224 (T/Lt. A.S. Batham, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17567
  2. ADM 173/18941

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

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