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 
Launched 
Commissioned3 Jul 1941 
End service 
History

Sold in July 1946

 

Commands listed for HMS ML 259 (ML 259)

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CommanderFromTo
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)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1824

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


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