Allied Warships

HMS ML 119 (ML 119)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 119 
Built byAlex Robertson & Sons Ltd. (Sandbank, Scotland, U.K.) 
Ordered22 Sep 1939 
Laid down 
Commissioned12 Sep 1940 
End service 

To the South African Navy in 1945


Commands listed for HMS ML 119 (ML 119)

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1O S Boome, RNVR9 Jul 194324 Nov 1943
2William Reynolds Albertini, RNVR24 Nov 194327 Mar 1944
3P Johnstone, RNVR27 Mar 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving ML 119 include:

19 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR), HMS ML 119 (T/Lt. P. Johnstone, RNVR) and HMS ML 171 (T/Lt. R.C. Staddon, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/20362

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

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