Allied Warships

HMS ML 230 (ML 230)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 230 
Built byBrooke Marine Ltd. (Oulton Broad, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned28 Mar 1941 
Lost17 Aug 1945 

Lost in the East Indies after a collision on 17 August 1945


Commands listed for HMS ML 230 (ML 230)

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1W.C.E. Bacon, RNVR18 Mar 194330 Sep 1944
2T/Lt. Jack Kenneth Cook, RNVR30 Sep 194417 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving ML 230 include:

11 Aug 1944
HMS Una (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) shifted from Larne to Rothesay escorted by HMS ML 230 (T/Lt. W.C.E. Bacon, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19194

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

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