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"ML" type motor launches (ML1) (580, 1915 - 1918)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

ML.1 - 580

Elco, Bayonne, USA: ML.1 - 50

Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada: ML.51 - 580

1915: ML.1 - 550

1918: ML.551 - 580

ML.18 (29/9/1919), ML.19 (31/1/1916), ML.40 (18/5/1916), ML.52 (29/11/1917), ML.55 (28/1/1918), ML.62 (29/9/1919), ML.64 (10/6/1918), ML.97 (CTL WWI), ML.98, ML.110 (23/4/1918), ML.121 (22/12/1918), ML.127 (CTL WWI), ML.149 (10/9/1916), ML.152 (2/1/1920), ML.191 (29/9/1919), ML.196 (after WWI), ML.197 (31/1/1917), ML.229 (CTL WWI), ML.230 (14/9/1916), ML.247 (29/9/1918), ML.253 (14/9/1916), ML.254 (10/5/1918), ML.255 (14/9/1916), ML.278 (15/1/1918), ML.356 (11/1/1918), ML.403 (22/8/1918), ML.421 (6/4/1918), ML.424 (23/4/1918), ML.431 (22/4/1917), ML.434 (after WWI), ML.474 (23/7/1917), ML.521 (after WWI), ML.534 (13/4/1917), ML.540 (8/6/1917), ML.541 (8/6/1917), ML.561 (21/10/1918), ML.566 (22/12/1918)

France 1916 - 1917: ML.38 (V5), ML.114 - 117 (V1 - 4), ML.390 (V6), ML.392 (V7), ML.394 (V8), ML.396 (V9), ML.400 (V10), ML.402 (V11), ML.404 (V12), ML.442 (V13), ML.444 (V14), ML.446 (V15), ML.448 - 454 (V16 - 22), ML.456 (V23), ML.458 - 460 (V24 - 26), ML.462 (V27), ML.464 (V28), ML.469 - 472 (V29 - 32), ML.489 (V33), ML.491 - 493 (V34 - 36), ML.543 - 544 (V37 - 38), ML.547 - 548 (V39 - 40)

1919: 200+ boats

1920: 127+ boats

1921: 52 survived

1924: 8 were in commission (ML.8, 287, 291, 307, 339, 473, 519, 542)

1926 - 1927: last 6 were sold



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

ML.1 - 50: 34

ML.51 - 580: 37

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

ML.1 - 50: 22.9

ML.51 - 580: 24.4

Breadth, m

3.74

Draught, m

1.22

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 petrol engines

Power, h. p.

440

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

50 boats: 1 x 1 - 76/23 13pdr 6cwt QF Mk V, 2 DCR, mechanical minesweeping gear

500+ boats: 1 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 DCR, mechanical minesweeping gear

some: 1 x 1 - 47/46 3pdr Bethlehem Mk II, 2 DCR, mechanical minesweeping gear

some: 1 x 1 - 40/37 2pdr QF Mk III, 2 DCR, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

8



Standard scale images


<i>ML.1</i> 1915
ML.1 1915


Ship project history


Mass-produced multi-purpose motor launches used for patrol and anti-submarine services also for minesweeping.

Modernizations


None

Naval service


No significant events.