Allied Warships

HMS ML 259 (ML 259)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 259 
Built byLeo Robinson (Tewkesbury, England, U.K.) 
Ordered21 May 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned3 Jul 1941 
End service 

Sold in July 1946


Commands listed for HMS ML 259 (ML 259)

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1H.W.E. Johnson, RNVR10 Jul 194224 Aug 1944
2I.D.B. Newsam, RNVR24 Aug 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving ML 259 include:

23 Sep 1942
HMS P 51 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) resumed her passage to Gibraltar. She was escorted out of Falmouth by HMS ML 186 and HMS ML 259. (1)


  1. ADM 199/1824

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

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