Allied Warships

HMS HDML 1469 (ML 1469)

Harbour Defence Motor Launch of the HDML class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeHarbour Defence Motor Launch
PennantML 1469 
Built bySittingbourne Shipbuilding Co. (Shoreham, England, U.K.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1943 
Laid down 
Commissioned4 Jul 1944 
End service 

Sold on 9 September 1947


Commands listed for HMS HDML 1469 (ML 1469)

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1T/Lt. George Beverley Forshaw, RNVRmid 194427 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving HDML 1469 include:

5 Jun 1944
Crew training at HMS Christopher, Fort William. Captain of HDML1469 - T/Lt. George Beverley Forshaw RNVR
Number Two - T/S.Lt. F. A. Dark RNVR
Chief Engineer - Warrant Engineer James Allen RNVR. (1)

1 Jan 1945
HDML 1469 transferred to HMS Wildfire, Sheerness (1)

30 Jun 1945
HDML 1469 transferred to HMS Europa, Lowestoft. After the war HDML became Fast Despatch Boat FDB68 until sold on 9th September 1947. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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