Allied Warships

HMS ML 472 (ML 472)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 472 
Built bySolent Shipyards Ltd. (Sarisbury Green, England, U.K.) 
Ordered29 Apr 1941 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned17 Apr 1942 
End service 
History

For disposal in October 1945

 

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Notable events involving ML 472 include:


12 Nov 1942
HMS Otway (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN) and HMS ML 472. (1)

1 Feb 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, RN) conducted special (Hedgehog) trials off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472. (2)

8 Feb 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) was to conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS ML 472 but these exercises were cancelled. HMS Oberon then carried out indendent exercises instead. (3)

22 Feb 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN) and HMS ML 472. (3)

23 Feb 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN) and HMS ML 472. (3)

16 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. O.B. Deiter, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. G.C. Organ, RNVR). (4)

21 Nov 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. C.J.V. Evitt, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. G.C. Organ, RNVR). (5)

26 Mar 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. G.C. Organ, RNVR). (6)

28 Mar 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel (T/Skr. J. Bruce, RNR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. G.C. Organ, RNVR). (6)

4 Apr 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. N.A.W. Herboldt, RNVR). (7)

3 May 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. J.M.W. Hardie, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. N.A.W. Herboldt, RNVR). (8)

11 May 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. J.M.W. Hardie, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. N.A.W. Herboldt, RNVR). (8)

17 May 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. J.M.W. Hardie, RNVR), HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR), HMS Spaniel (T/A/Skr. I.W. Sharp, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (A/Ch.Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (9)

23 May 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR) and HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. J.M.W. Hardie, RNVR). (10)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17342
  2. ADM 173/17825
  3. ADM 173/17865
  4. ADM 173/19423
  5. ADM 173/18534
  6. ADM 173/20126
  7. ADM 173/20127
  8. ADM 173/20145
  9. ADM 173/20183
  10. ADM 173/20319

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


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