Allied Warships

HMAS ML 425 (ML 425)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 425 
Built byGreen Point Boatyard (Sydney, Australia) 
OrderedJan 1942 
Laid down 
Commissioned6 Feb 1943 
End service 

Originally ordered on 21 August 1940 for being built at Singapore but re-ordered in January 1942
For disposal in March 1947


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Notable events involving ML 425 include:

18 May 1943

Convoy BT 60.

This convoy departed Caloundra (near Brisbane) for Townsville on 18 May 1943.

This convoy was made up of the transports; Admiral Halstead (American, 3545 GRT, built 1920), Giang Ann (British, 1265 GRT, built 1902), Sarpen (Norwegian, 1864 GRT, built 1912), Van den Bosch (Dutch, 2354 GRT, built 1903) and William M. Meredith (American, 7180 GRT, built 1943).

On departure from Caloundra the convoy was escorted by the destroyer HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. J. Plunkett-Cole, RAN), minesweeper HMAS Geelong (A/Lt.Cdr. C.G. Hill, RANR(S)), submarine chaser USS SC 748 (Lt.(jg.) M.B. Stone, Jr., USNR) and motor launch HMAS ML 425 (Lt. G.S.H. Champion, RANR(S)).

Around 2359K/19, HMAS Vendetta parted company with the convoy and set course to return to Brisbane.

The convoy arrived at Townsville on 21 May 1943. (1)


  1. Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for May 1943

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