Allied Warships

HMS ML 247 (ML 247)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 247 
Built byJ.W. & A. Upham (Brixham, England, U.K.)  
Ordered21 May 1940 
Laid down 
CommissionedJul 1942 
End service 

Lent to the Free French Navy upon completion
Returned to the Royal Navy in July 1942
Transferred to Burma in November 1945


Commands listed for HMS ML 247 (ML 247)

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1J.A.St.H. Brock, RNVR24 Sep 1942late 1945

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Notable events involving ML 247 include:

17 Aug 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Urtica (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) both shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. They were escorted by HMS ML 249 (T/Lt. H.W. Evans, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19028

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

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