Allied Warships

HMS ML 249 (ML 249)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 249 
Built byWallasea Bay Yacht Station (Rochford, England, U.K.) 
Ordered21 May 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned27 Apr 1941 
End service 

For disposal in October 1945


Commands listed for HMS ML 249 (ML 249)

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1T/Lt. Edward George James, RNVR10 Mar 19425 Aug 1943
2T/Lt. Horace Wynne Evans, RNVR5 Aug 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving ML 249 include:

6 Jan 1944
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, DSC, RN) departed Campbeltown for Larne. On leaving the Clyde, HMS ML 249 (T/Lt. H.W. Evans, RNVR), joined as escort. (1)

8 Jan 1944
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, DSC, RN) departed Larne for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS ML 249 (T/Lt. H.W. Evans, RNVR) until off the Clyde. (1)

21 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Allington Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ogden, DSC, RNVR). Upon completion of these HMS Upshot proceeded to Holy Loch escorted by HMS ML 249 (T/Lt. H.W. Evans, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/18856
  2. ADM 173/19297

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

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