HMS ML 181 (ML 181)
Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Sadd & Sons Ltd. (Maldon, England, U.K.)|
|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Commissioned||24 Jan 1941|
Lent to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1945
Commands listed for HMS ML 181 (ML 181)
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|1||H T Kemsley, RNVR||2 Mar 1942||4 Jul 1944|
|2||T/Lt. Henry Proctor, RNVR||4 Jul 1944||27 May 1945|
|3||C.J.M. Rickards, RNVR||27 May 1945||5 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving ML 181 include:
1 May 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS ML 186 (T/Lt. F.O.S. Man, RNVR), HMS ML 189 (T/Lt. W.J. Court, RNVR), HMS ML 181 (T/Lt. H.T. Kemsley, RNVR) and HMS ML 481 (T/Lt. W.A.N. Fell-Smith, TRNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/18698
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.