HMS ML 229 (ML 229)
Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Dorset Yacht Co. Ltd. (Hamworthy, England, U.K.)|
|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Commissioned||7 Apr 1941|
For disposal in November 1945
Commands listed for HMS ML 229 (ML 229)
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|1||R.H. Newman, RNVR||17 Jul 1942||20 Sep 1943|
|2||W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR||20 Sep 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving ML 229 include:
11 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Dundee with HMS ML 229 (T/Lt. W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR) and A/S exercises off Methill with HMS ML 201 (T/Lt. G.T. Bruce, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1070 (T/Skr. J. Clark, RNR). (4)
7 Jul 1944
HMS Tuna (A/Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) departed Blyth for Port H.H.Z. She was escorted by HMS ML 229 (T/Lt. W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR) until 1551/7 when HMS Castlenau (Skr. W.K. Mickleburgh, RNR) took over the escort. (8)
25 Jul 1944
Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS ML 229 (T/Lt. W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR) until 2045 hours when she joined HMS Shalimar (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN) and her escort HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR) for onward passage. (9)
- ADM 173/18199
- File 188.8.131.52 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18630
- ADM 173/19315
- ADM 173/18631
- ADM 173/19283
- ADM 173/19126
- ADM 173/18148
- ADM 173/19357
- File 2.12.03.5655 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.