Allied Warships

HMS ML 225 (ML 225)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 225 
Built byAldous Successors Ltd. (Brightlingsea, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned25 Apr 1941 
End service 
History

For disposal in October 1945

 

Commands listed for HMS ML 225 (ML 225)

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1D. Kaye, RNVR17 Jul 1942early 1945

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Notable events involving ML 225 include:


5 Aug 1943
HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Orchis (T/Lt. E.D.A. Dyer, RCNVR) and FFS Renoncule.

Upon completion of these HMS Untiring departed the Larne area for the Clyde area escorted by HMS ML 225 (T/Lt. D. Kaye, RNVR). (1)

16 Feb 1944
HMS Vivid (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) and HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) both proceeded to Larne escorted by HMS ML 225 (T/Lt. D. Kaye, RNVR). (2)

29 Feb 1944
HMS Vivid (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) departed Larne for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS ML 225 (T/Lt. D. Kaye, RNVR).

[No logs are available for March, April and May 1944 so no details can be given for these months other then currently listed.] (2)

18 Apr 1944
HMS Thorough (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS ML 225 (T/Lt. D. Kaye, RNVR). (3)

3 May 1944
HMS Visigoth (Lt. J.R.H. Haddow, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. She was escorted by HMS ML 225 (T/Lt. D. Kaye, RNVR). (4)

29 May 1944
HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Larne. She was escorted by HMS ML 225 (T/Lt. D. Kaye, RNVR). (5)

28 Aug 1944
HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. She was escorted by HMS ML 225 (T/Lt. D. Kaye, RNVR). (6)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18437
  2. ADM 173/19425
  3. ADM 173/19008
  4. ADM 173/19415
  5. ADM 173/19434
  6. ADM 173/19116

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


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