Allied Warships

HMS ML 239 (ML 239)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 239 
Built bySolent Shipyards Ltd. (Sarisbury Green, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned22 May 1941 
End service 
History

For disposal in October 1945

 

Commands listed for HMS ML 239 (ML 239)

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CommanderFromTo
1O.H.W. Richards, RNVR16 Aug 194218 Feb 1945
2N.R. Weeker, RNVR18 Feb 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving ML 239 include:


9 Jul 1943
HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Larne. She was escorted by HMS ML 239 (T/Lt. O.H.W. Richards, RNVR). (1)

21 Jul 1943
HMS Tantalus (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO and Bar, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Larne. She was escorted by HMS ML 239 (T/Lt. O.H.W. Richards, RNVR). (2)

26 Mar 1944
HMS Trenchant (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) shifted from the Campbeltown area to Larne escorted by HMS ML 239 (T/Lt. O.H.W. Richards, RNVR). (3)

27 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. She was escorted by HMS ML 239 (T/Lt. O.H.W. Richards, RNVR). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18436
  2. ADM 173/18191
  3. ADM 173/19057
  4. ADM 173/19296

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


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