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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

COASTAL FORCES

Fairmile "B" type motor launches (1940 - 1945)

ML345 1942

Names

ML112 - 118; ML119 (SAN from 1945); ML120 - 134; ML135 (SAN from 1945); ML136 - 144; ML145, 7/1945 - ML(A)1; ML146 - 147; ML148 - 149, 7/1945 - ML(A)2 - 3; ML150 - 151; ML152, 7/1945 - ML(A)4; ML153; ML154, 1949 - ML2154, 1956 - Squirell; ML155 -156, 1949 - ML2155 - 2156; ML157 - 195; ML196, 1949 - ML2196; ML197 - 216, ML217, 1949 - ML2217; ML218 - 219; ML220 - 222, 1949 - ML2220 - 2222; ML223, 1947 - ML6002, 1949 - ML2223; ML224 - 236; ML237, 1949 - ML2237; ML238 - 247; ML248, 1949 - ML2248; ML249; ML250, 1949 - ML2250; ML251 - 294; ML295, 1952 - ML2295; ML296 - 311; ML336; ML337 - 338, 1949 - ML2337 - 2338; ML339 - 341; ML342, 1949 - ML2342; ML343 - 356; ML357, 1949 - ML2357; ML358 - 359; ML360, 1949 - ML2360; ML361 - 367; ML370 - 377; ML380 (RIN from 1945); ML381 - 389; ML392; ML394 - 399; ML422 - 423; ML432 - 435; ML438 - 441 (RIN from 1944); ML442 - 460; ML461 - 462, 1949 - ML2461 - 2462; ML463 - 473; ML478 - 488; ML489, 1949 - ML2489; ML490;  ML491, 1949 - ML2491; ML492; ML493, 1949 - ML2493; ML494 - 501; RML511 - 553; ML554, 1952 - ML2554; ML555 - 560; ML561, 1952 - ML2561; ML562 - 563; ML564, 1949 - ML2564; ML565, 1952 - ML2565; ML566; ML567 - 569, 1949 - ML2567 - 2569; ML570; ML571, 1949 - ML2571; ML572 - 574; ML575 - 577, 1949 - ML2575 - 2577; ML578 - 580; ML581 - 583, 1949 - ML2581 - 2583; ML584; ML585 - 586, 1949 - ML2585 - 2586; ML587 - 591; ML592, 1949 - ML2592; ML593, 1949 - ML2593, 1956 - Sea Eagle; ML594; ML595, 1947 - ML6004, 1949 - ML2595; ML596 - 600; ML833 - 839; ML840, 1949 - ML2840, 7/1955 - Watchful; ML841 - 842; ML858 - 865; ML866, 1949 - ML2866; ML867 - 868; ML869, 1947 - ML6005, 1949 - ML2869; ML870 - 871; ML873 - 881; ML882, 1949 - ML2882; ML883 - 885; ML886, 1949 - ML2886; ML887 - 888; ML889, 1949 - ML2889; ML890 - 900; ML901, 1947 - ML6006, 1949 - ML2901; ML902 - 905; ML906, 1949 - ML2906; ML907 - 911; ML912, 1947 - ML6007, 1949 - ML2912; ML913 - 918; ML919, 1949 - ML2919; ML920; ML921, 1949 - ML2921; ML922 - 933; ML4001 - 4002; ML4003, 1947 - ML6008, 1949 - ML2156; ML4004

RCN: ML050 - 061; ML062, 1949 - PTC762 Wolf; ML063 - 078; ML079, 1949 - PTC779 Raccoon; ML080 - 103; ML104, 1949 - PTC704 Cougar; ML105; ML106, 1949 PTC706 Beaver; ML107 - 110; ML111, 1949  PTC711 Moose; ML112 - 115; ML116, 1949 PTC716 Reindeer; ML117 - 120; ML121, 1949 PTC721; ML122 - 123; ML124, 1949 PTC724 Elk; ML125 - 129 (ex-ML01 - 080); ML368 -369; ML378 - 379, 393

RAN: ML424 - 431; ML801 - 827

RIN: ML380 (from 1945); ML390 - 391; ML412 - 419; ML420, 1947 - ML6420; ML421; ML436 - 437; ML438 - 441 (from 1944); ML474 - 477; ML829 (from 4/1945); ML831 - 832 (from 4/1945); ML843 - 845; ML847 (from 1945); ML872

RNZN: ML400, 4/1944 - Kahu; ML401 - 408; ML409 (repurchased 1953 as ML3570 Iris Moana, 1961 - Maori); ML410; ML411, 1953 - ML3571 Kahu, 1961 - Philomel

SAN: ML119 (from 1945), ML135 (from 1945); 829 (RIN from 4/1945); ML830; ML831 - 832 (RIN from 4/1945); ML846 (RIN from 1945); ML847 - 857

Builders

Woods, Potter Heigham: ML112, 920

Tough Bros, Teddington: ML113, 171, 199, 220, 228, 448

Brooke Marine, Oulton Broad: ML114, 127, 142, 147, 186, 211, 230, 248, 270, 281, 290, 344, 443, 527, 562

Solent SYd, Sarisbury Green: ML115, 134, 176, 190, 239, 267, 285, 306, 459, 472, 484, 526, 536, 555, 563

Dickie, Bangor & Tarbert: ML116, 122, 124, 162, 183, 188, 212, 217, 234, 235, 337, 460, 500, 537, 565

Lady Bee, Isleworth: ML117, 133, 202, 216, 299, 488, 496

Sussex Shipbuilders, Shoreham: ML118, 148, 231

Alexander Robertson, Sandbank: ML119, 136, 160, 197, 223, 238, 454

Aldous Successors, Brightlingsea: ML120, 138, 170, 206, 225, 278, 301, 463, 492, 519, 559

Jas Silver, Rosneath and Dumbarton: ML121, 154, 175, 200, 201, 232, 284

Curtis, Looe or Par: ML123, 130, 131, 139, 140, 143, 145, 146, 161, 172, 173, 241, 242, 250, 251, 256, 257, 276, 280, 295, 307, 308, 458, 465, 480, 481, 490, 493, 513, 521, 525, 530, 533, 539, 544, 554, 556, 557, 566, 568, 589, 591, 595, 600

Doig, Grimsby: ML125, 222, 286, 464, 512, 547

Jas Miller, St. Monance: ML126, 159, 196, 203, 303, 346, 483, 489, 518, 529, 546, 552, 573, 574, 578, 579, 585, 586, 592, 598, 902, 904, 910, 914, 919, 924, 928

Harris, Appledore: ML128, 152, 184, 233, 263, 279, 304, 451

Mashford Bros, Cremyll: ML129, 141, 213, 255, 292, 452

Itchenor S Yd: ML132, 191, 282, 466, 524, 558, 594, 913

Dorset Yacht, Hamworthy: ML135, 144, 189, 229, 258, 268, 293, 296, 298, 462

Boat Construction Co., Falmouth: ML137, 164, 187, 226, 261, 271, 336, 446, 471, 491

Vosper, Portsmouth: ML149

Sheerness DYd: ML150, 151, 245, 246

H. J. Percival, Horning: ML153, 193, 244, 283, 447, 470, 523, 531, 550, 567, 917

Woodnutt, Bembridge: ML155, 198, 931

Wallasey Bay Yacht, Rochford: ML156, 177, 249

Thornycroft, Singapore: ML157, 158

Leo Robertson, Oulton Broad: ML163, 178, 259, 528

Kris Cruiser, Isleworth: ML165, 214

J. W. & A. Upham, Brixham: ML166, 167, 179, 236, 237, 247, 254, 277, 297, 309, 445, 511, 540

William Weatherhead, Cockenzie: ML168, 218, 243, 269, 300, 455, 473, 495, 516, 535, 545, 561, 596, 599, 912, 916, 921

King, Burnham: ML169, 221, 266, 302

William Osbourne, Littlehampton: ML174, 210, 219, 273, 291, 929

Collins, Lowestoft: ML180, 262, 341, 479, 515, 541, 569, 926

John Sadd, Maldon: ML181, 253, 294, 456, 517, 538

Leo Robertson, Tewkesbury: ML182, 340

Jas Taylor, Chertsey: ML185, 205, 209, 442, 453, 571, 576, 588, 905, 906, 908, 922

Southampton Steam Joinery: ML192, 252, 449, 497, 553

Johnson & Jago, Leigh on Sea: ML194, 207, 264, 274, 305, 342, 457, 469, 486, 487, 522, 532, 543, 548, 564, 572, 575, 577, 580 - 584, 587, 590, 593, 597, 901, 903, 907, 909, 911, 915, 918, 923, 927, 932

Thornycroft, Hampton: ML195, 260, 343

Risdon Beazley, Northam Bridge: ML204, 208, 265, 338, 347, 467, 468, 498, 499

Cardnel, Maylandsea: ML215, 288, 461, 485, 534, 560, 930

Bay Yacht, Wallasea: ML224, 272, 289, 339

Austins, London: ML227, 287, 450, 482, 514, 520, 542, 549, 570, 925, 933

Thomson & Balfour, Bo`ness: ML240, 275, 444, 478, 494, 551

Singapore Harbour Board, Singapore: ML310, 311, 362 - 365, 372 - 375, 388, 389, 432, 433

Diesel Constructors, Isleworth: ML345

Thomas Cook, Cairo, Egypt: ML348 - 351, 384, 385, 860 - 863, 866, 867, 875, 876, 879, 880, 889, 890

Anglo-American Nile Tourist Co., Cairo, Egypt: ML352 - 361, 386, 387, 835 - 842, 864, 865, 870, 871, 873, 874, 877, 878, 881, 882, 885, 886

Task Railway and Port Service, Dar-es-Salam, Zanzibar: ML366, 367, 833, 834

Burland, Bermuda: ML368, 369

Belmont Dock, Kingston, Jamaica: ML370, 371, 378, 379, 422, 423, 858, 859

Taikoo DYd, Hong Kong: ML376, 377, 434, 435

Louw & Halvorsen, Capetown, South Africa: ML380 - 383, 829, 830, 846 - 848, 854, 855

Bombay DYd, India: ML390, 391, 420, 421

Le Blanc SB, Weymouth, Canada: ML392 - 399, 064, 065, 083, 084, 111, 120, 121

Bailey, Auckland, New Zealand: ML400 - 402

Associated Boat Builders, Auckland, New Zealand: ML403 - 406

Shipbuilders Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand: ML407 - 409

Voss Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand: ML410, 411

Garden Reach, Calcutta, India: ML412 - 415, 418, 439, 440, 476, 477

India General Navigation, Calcutta, India: ML416, 417, 436 - 438, 474, 475

Burn, Calcutta, India: ML419, 441

Green Point Boatyard, Sydney, Australia: ML424 - 431, 801 - 812

Camper & Nicholson, Gosport: ML501

Halvorsen, Sydney, Australia: ML813, 814, 817 - 825

Norman Wright, Brisbane, Australia: ML815, 816, 826, 827

Thesen, Knysna, South Africa: ML831, 832, 852, 853, 894 - 896, 4001 - 4004

H. Mohatta, Karachi, India: ML843 - 845

South African Railways, East London, South Africa: ML849, 856, 857

Williams, East London, South Africa: ML850, 851

Beheral Co., El Gamel, Egypt: ML868, 869

Alcock Asdown, Karachi, India: ML872

Egyptian Motors and Marine, Egypt: ML883, 884

unknown builder, Alexandria, Egypt: ML887, 888

Cape Province, South Africa: ML891 - 893, 897 - 900

 

Midland, Canada: ML050, 051, 081, 082, 094, 095, 108, 118

Taylor, Toronto, Canada: ML052, 053, 079, 080, 086 - 088, 112, 113

Greavette, Gravenhurst, Canada: ML054 - 056, 077, 078, 089 - 091, 114

Minette-Shields, Bracebridge, Canada: ML057 - 059, 074 - 076, 096, 097, 110, 119

Hunter, Orillia, Canada: ML060, 061, 085, 092, 093, 109, 116

Mac Craft, Sarnia, Canada: ML062, 063, 101 - 105, 115

Vancouver SYd, Canada: ML066, 067, 122 - 124

Benson, Vancouver, Canada: ML068, 069, 128, 129

Star SB, New Westminster, Canada: ML070, 071, 125 - 127

Grew, Pentetanguishene, Canada: ML072, 073, 098 - 100, 106 - 107, 117

Completed

8 - 12/1940: ML112 - 122, 124 - 139, 141, 142, 144, 147, 148, 152, 154 - 157, 159, 160, 162, 164, 165, 168, 169, 171, 174, 176, 177, 199

1 - 12/1941: ML123, 140, 143, 145, 146, 149 - 151, 153, 158, 161, 163, 166, 167, 170, 172, 173, 175, 178 - 198, 200 - 293, 295 - 311, 336 - 339, 341 - 344, 346, 347, 443 - 446, 448, 450, 451, 455, 457, 461, 462, 464, 467, 050 - 058, 060, 061, 072, 073

1 - 12/1942: ML340, 345, 348 - 360, 368 - 371, 378 - 384, 392 - 400, 403, 432, 433, 438 - 442, 447, 449, 452 - 454, 456, 458 - 460, 463, 465, 466, 468 - 473, 476 - 500, 511 - 557, 560, 561, 564, 570, 572, 813, 814, 059, 062 - 071, 074 - 087, 089, 090, 092 - 094, 096 - 103

1 - 12/1943: ML361, 366, 367, 385 - 387, 401, 402, 404 - 413, 416, 417, 422 - 431, 436, 437, 474, 475, 558, 559, 562, 563, 565 - 569, 571, 573 - 587, 589, 590, 592, 593, 597, 598, 801 - 812, 815 - 824, 829 - 832, 835, 836, 841, 842, 846, 847, 854, 901, 088, 091, 095, 104 - 115, 117 - 119

1 - 12/1944: ML390, 391, 414, 415, 418 - 420, 588, 591, 594 - 596, 599, 600, 825 - 827, 833, 834, 837 - 840, 843, 844, 848 - 853, 855 - 867, 870, 891 - 896, 902 - 907, 909 - 916, 918, 919, 921, 923, 924, 116, 120 - 129

1 - 8/1945: ML294, 421, 868, 869, 871 - 886, 889, 890, 897 - 900, 908, 917, 920, 922, 925 - 933, 4001 - 4004

Losses

incomplete: ML362 - 365, 372 - 377, 388, 389, 434, 435, 501, 828, 845, 887, 888

completed for War Dept: ML925 - 933

ML126 (27/11/1943), ML127 (22/11/1940), ML129 (22/3/1942), ML130 (7/5/1942), ML132 (22/3/1942 interned, returned 1944), ML133 (11/5/1943), ML144 (22/9/1941), ML156 (28/3/1942), ML160 (6/5/1942), ML169 (15/2/1942), ML177 (28/3/1942), ML183 (11/2/1945), ML192 (28/3/1942), ML210 (15/2/1944), ML216 (28/9/1944), ML219 (21/11/1941), ML230 (17/8/1945), ML242 (29/11/1942), ML251 (6/3/1943), ML258 (16/9/1944), ML262 (28/3/1942), ML265 (1/7/1944), ML267 (28/3/1942), ML268 (28/3/1942), ML270 (28/3/1942), ML287 (1/7/1944), ML288 (11/10/1941), ML298 (28/3/1942), ML301 (9/8/1942), ML306 (28/3/1942), ML310 (15/2/1942), ML311 (14/2/1942), ML339 (7/10/1942), ML352 (14/9/1942), ML353 (14/9/1942), ML358 (12/11/1943), ML387 (5/3/1944), ML430 (8/1944), ML443 (12/7/1944), ML444 (22/5/1944), ML446 (28/3/1942), ML447 (28/3/1942), ML457 (28/3/1942), ML466 (25/3/1945), ML562 (31/10/1944), ML563 (16/8/1944), ML579 (26/10/1943), ML2582 (5/6/1952), ML591 (9/5/1945), ML827 (20/11/1944), ML830 (16/10/1944), ML835 (12/10/1943), ML870 (15/10/1944), ML891 (21/1/1945), ML905 (9/5/1945), ML916 (8/11/1944), ML082 (?/1/1945 damaged, never repaired)

Transfers

Norway: ML122 (12/1940 - 8/1941), ML124 (12/1940 - 6/1942), ML125 (12/1940 - 8/1941), ML128 (12/1940 - 8/1941), ML208 (3/1941 before completion - 10/1942), ML210 (4/1941 before completion), ML213 (4/1941 before completion), ML233 (3/1941 on completion - 8/1941), ML573 (1/1943 before completion - 12/1945)

France: ML123 (St. Ronan, 5/1941 - 7/1942), ML182 (4/1942 - 8/1942), ML192 (1942), ML205 (Ouessant, 5/1942 - 8/1942), ML244 (V101, 8/1944), ML245 (St. Guenole, 7/1941 on completion - 7/1942), ML246 (St. Ives, 7/1941 on completion - 7/1942), ML247 (St. Alain, 7/1941 on completion - 7/1942), ML262 (1941), ML266 (V103, 8/1944), ML267 (1941), ML268 (1941), ML269 (St. Béniquet, 4/1942 - 8/1942), ML271 (V102, 8/1944), ML302 (V104, 8/1944), ML303 (4/1942 - 8/1942), ML052 (Galantry, 1/1943), ML062 (Langlade, 1943 - 1945), ML063 (Colombier, 1943)

Egypt: ML134 (Hamza, 10/1946)

Netherlands: ML136 (Y861 3/1947), ML138 (11/1945), ML143 (11/1945), ML161 (1/1945), ML162 (1/1945), ML164 (1/1945), ML181 (1945), ML260 (1/1945)

Nigeria: ML2217 (Sapele, 7/1959), ML2223 (Calabar, 7/1959)

Greece: ML232 (Domakos, 7/1945), ML295 (Doliana, 1946 - 1952), ML307 (Doxaton, 6/1945), ML341 (Drama, 7/1945), ML361 (Karpathos, 1945), ML478 (Kalini, 7/1946), ML483 (1946), ML554 (Kassos, 1945 - 1952), ML561 (Karpathos, 1946 - 1952), ML565 (Kos, 1946 - 1952), ML578 (khalki, 7/1945), ML861 (Tsaltaltza, 11/1945), ML864 (Nissiros, 5/1947), ML867 (Karpentisi, 11/1945)

Italy: ML238 (1/1946), ML240 (1/1946), ML273 (1/1946), ML280 (1/1946), ML283 (12/1945), ML336 (12/1945), ML349 (1/1946), ML351 (1/1946), ML354 (1/1946), ML355 (12/1945), ML356 (1/1946), ML359 (12/1946), ML384 (12/1945), ML458 (12/1945), ML459 (5/1946), ML463 (12/1946), ML469 (12/1946), ML471 (1/1946), ML839 (12/1945), ML865 (12/1945)

Germany (captured): ML306 (RA9, 28/3/1942)

Japan (captured): ML310 (Suikei 12, 15/2/1942)

Turkey: ML386 (AB1, 7/1946), ML584 (AB2, 7/1946), ML836 - 838 (AB3 - 5, 7/1946), ML842 (AB6, 7/1946), ML862 - 863 (AB7 - 8, 7/1946)

USA: ML392 - 399 (SC1466 - 1473, 12/1942)

Burma: ML437 (Mermaid, 1948)

Discarding

1944: ML385

1945: ML119, 122, 125, 137, 139 - 141, 146, 151, 165 - 167, 171, 188, 190, 191, 203, 204, 208, 209, 213, 218, 225, 226, 228, 229, 231, 233, 234, 239, 241, 246, 247, 249, 253 - 255, 257, 261, 263, 269, 272, 274 - 279, 281, 284 - 286, 289 - 291, 293, 294, 296, 300, 304, 343, 378, 379, 381 - 383, 442, 445, 448, 449, 452, 467, 468, 472, 473, 484 - 487, 490, 493, RML514, 523, 527, 528, 531, 532, 536 - 538, 541 - 544, 548, 549, 551 - 553, ML573, 858, 859, 904, 908, 910, 917, 920, 922, 050, 051, 053 - 058, 060, 064 - 066, 068 - 078, 080 - 103, 105, 107 - 110, 112 - 115, 117 - 120, 122, 123, 125 - 129

1946: ML112 - 118, 120, 123, 124, 128, 135, 142, ML(A)1 - 4, ML153, 157 - 159, 168, 170, 172 - 176, 178, 179, 182, 184 - 186, 197 - 200, 202, 205 - 207, 212, 224, 235, 236, 243, 252, 259, 264, 282, 297, 299, 303, 305, 309, 344 - 346, 368 - 371, 422, 423, 451, 454 - 456, 465, 470, 479 - 482, 488, 492, 499, 500, RML513, 516 - 522, 524 - 526, 530, 533, 534, 540, 545 - 547, 550, ML555, 557, 574, 587 - 590, 594, 596, 598 - 600, 829, 831, 832, 834, 841, 846 - 849, 852 - 857, 868, 871, 873 - 881, 883 - 885, 890, 892 - 896, 903, 909, 911, 913 - 915, 924, 4004, 059, 061, 067

1947: ML121, 131, 163, 187, 189, 193 - 195, 201, 211, 214, 215, 227, 245, 256, 340, 347, 348, 350, 366, 367, 380, 390, 391, 400 - 408, 409 (first time), 410, 412 - 419, 6420, 421, 424 - 429, 431, 436, 438 - 441, 453, 464, 474 - 477, 497, RML511, 535, 539, ML556, 560, 566, 572, 580, 597, 833, 843, 844, 850, 851, 872, 897 - 900, 902, 907, 923, 4001, 4002

1948: ML150, 180, 308, 450, 495, 559

1949: ML496, 498, 570, 801 - 826, 918

1950: ML2906

1951: ML2156, 2869, 2901, 2156 (ex-ML4003)

1952: ML2237

1953: ML2595, 2919, PTC721

1954: ML2248

1955: ML2338, 2565, 2866

1956: ML2220, 2222, 2295, 2337, 2461, 2493, 2554, 2564, 2568, 2569, 2575 - 2577, 2882, 2886, 2889, PTC711 Moose

1957: RML529, ML2921, PTC716 Reindeer

1958: ML2154 Squirell, 2196, 2221, 2357, RML512, 515, ML2593 Sea Eagle, 2912, PTC724 Elk

1959: ML2360, 2462, 2567, 2581, 2586, PTC762 Wolf, PTC779 Raccoon, PTC704 Cougar, PTC706 Beaver

1961: ML2155, 2489, 2491, 2561, 2585, 2592

1962: ML2250, 2342, 2583, 2840

1963: ML3570 Maori (second time), 2571

1965: ML3571 Philomel

 

 

Displacement standard, t

75.5

Displacement full, t

85.6

Length, m

34.8

Breadth, m

5.59

Draught, m

1.45 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Hall-Scott petrol engines

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

petrol 10500 l

Armament

1 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 DCR (12)

boats completed from 1944: 1 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 1 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 2 DCT (6), 14 DC or 8 - 9 mines

RMLs: 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 6 DC

Sensors

till 1941: sonar

from 1941: type 286 or 291 or 970 radar, sonar

Complement

16

Ship project history: The successful multi-purpose boats used as minesweepers, minelayers and ASW boats. Wooden, round-bilge hull. 52 more boats (in the list are not specified) have completed as rescue launches. Canadian ML001-080 have renamed ML050-129 later, that has created some mess in numbering since the part of these numbers has already been used for a designation of boats of 1st series. In the end of 1940 for defence again waited landing of German troops to British isles 60 boats of early series have received 2 533 TT removed from former American flushdeckers. 

Modernizations:  1941, 60 boats (at least ML112 - 114, 116, 117, 119, 120, 178, 206): - 2 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 DCR; + 1 x 2 - 12.7/62, 2 - 533 TT (TT were installed temporarily till late 1941)

1941 - 1942, 12 boats: - 2 x 1 - 7.7/87; + 1 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, acoustic sweep

1941 - 1942, some boats: - 2 x 1 - 7.7/87; + 1 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 1 DCT, magnetic sweep or contact sweep

1941 - 1943, a number of boats: - 2 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 DCR; + 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 2 DC

1942 - 1943, boats operated in Burma: - 2 DCR; + 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 1 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

1943 - 1944, some boats with pompom: - 1 x 1 - 40/39; + 1 x 1 - 57/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 1 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

by 1943, Canadian MLs: - 1 x 1 - 47/40, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87; + 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 DC (8)

by 1944, many boats: - 2 x 1 - 7.7/87; + 1 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94

1944, part of contact sweepers: - 1 x 1 - 47/40, 1 x 2 - 20/70 (on some boats); + 1 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk I/III

by 1944, part of RNZN boats: - 1 x 1 - 47/40, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87; + 1 x 1 - 40/51 QF Mk XIV, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 1 DCT (6)

Naval service: RML are "rescue motor launchers". ML(A) are "motor launchers (air service)".

ML867 Donated by Terry Worton, UK (son of ML867 crewmember).

       ML117 1941

       ML194 1944

       ML188 1944

 

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