HMS ML 235 (ML 235)
Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||A. M. Dickie & Sons (Bangor, Wales, U.K.)|
|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Commissioned||27 May 1941|
Sold in 1946
Commands listed for HMS ML 235 (ML 235)
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|1||T/Lt. Philip Grainger Brown, RNVR||3 May 1941||17 Apr 1943|
|2||R.R. Kern, RNVR||17 Apr 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving ML 235 include:
12 Jul 1943
HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Holy Loch for Kames Bay where she was to take midget submarine X 8 in tow and then proceeded for Port H.H.Z. (at Loch Cairnbawn). En-route Stonehenge performed exercises with X 8. They were escorted by the Motor Launch HMS ML 235 (T/S.Lt. R.R. Kern, RNVR). (1)
13 Jul 1943
HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) left X 8 in Loch Dunvegan. She was to proceed to Port H.H.Z. independently.
HMS Stonehenge proceeded to Scapa Flow still escorted by Motor Launch HMS ML 235 (T/S.Lt. R.R. Kern, RNVR). (1)
14 Jul 1943
At 0500 hours, off Eddrachillis Bay, HMS Alecto (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, RN) took over escort of HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) from HMS ML 235 (T/S.Lt. R.R. Kern, RNVR).
Stonehenge arrived at Scapa Flow later on the same day. At Scapa Flow she was to participate in A/S exercises. (1)
16 Nov 1944
During 16/17 November 1944, HMS P 614 (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR), conducted exercises in the Clyde area towing X-craft X 20. She was escorted by HMS ML 235 (T/S.Lt. R.R. Kern, RNVR). (2)
- ADM 173/18115
- ADM 173/18582
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.