Allied Warships

HMS ML 120 (ML 120)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 120 
Built byAldous Successors Ltd. (Brightlingsea, England, U.K.) 
Ordered22 Sep 1939 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned8 Oct 1940 
End service 
History

Sold in 1946

 

Commands listed for HMS ML 120 (ML 120)

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CommanderFromTo
1Geoffrey Alexander Bridge Walker, RNZNVR21 Jun 194312 Sep 1943
2Jack Watson Packer, RANVR12 Sep 1943late 1943
3F V Reid, RNZNVRlate 19436 Mar 1944
4A E Lee, RNVR6 Mar 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving ML 120 include:


2 Dec 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. She took passage astern of a convoy escorted by HMS ML 120. On the 3rd escort was taken over by HMS ML 116. (1)

27 Jun 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. She was escorted by HMS ML 120 and in convoy. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16788
  2. ADM 173/17274

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


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