HMS ML 126 (ML 126)
Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Jas Miller (St. Monance,. Scotland, U.K.)|
|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Commissioned||19 Sep 1940|
|Lost||27 Nov 1943|
Badly damaged by an explosion when 1.5 nautical miles south of entrance to Naples, Italy on 27 November 1943 and declared a total loss. No casualties. The motor launch most likely struck a floating mine.
Commands listed for HMS ML 126 (ML 126)
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|1||G W Stead, RCNVR||May 1941||20 Oct 1943|
|2||C H Pearse, RNVR||20 Oct 1943||27 Nov 1943|
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Notable events involving ML 126 include:
Following these exercises she carried out attack exercises on HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. D.C. Ingram, DSC, RN). She also returned the favour and served as target for HMS Clyde during her attack exercises. (1)
- ADM 173/17567
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