Allied Warships

HMS ML 453 (ML 453)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 453 
Built byJas Taylor (Chertsey, England, U.K.) 
Ordered29 Apr 1941 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned14 Apr 1942 
End service 
History

Sold in 1947

 

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Notable events involving ML 453 include:


8 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with FFS Commandant Detroyant and HMS Promise (T/Lt. S.A. Sargent, RNVR), ML 559 (T/Lt. C.A. Head, RNVR) and ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (1)

24 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. She was escorted by HMS ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (2)

25 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (2)

8 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (3)

30 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted gunnery exercises off Tobermory on a target that was towed by HMS ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (4)

13 Mar 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) shifted from Tobermory to Oban to fuel. She was escorted by HMS ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (5)

14 Mar 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) shifted Oban to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17923
  2. ADM 173/19325
  3. ADM 173/19218
  4. ADM 173/19420
  5. ADM 173/20143

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


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