Allied Warships

HMS ML 186 (ML 186)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 186 
Built byBrooke Marine Ltd. (Oulton Broad, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned28 Jan 1941 
End service 

Sold in March 1946


Commands listed for HMS ML 186 (ML 186)

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1T/Lt. Frank Otto Stoe Man, RNVR12 Oct 1942Oct 1945

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Notable events involving ML 186 include:

23 Sep 1942
HMS P 51 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) resumed her passage to Gibraltar. She was escorted out of Falmouth by HMS ML 186 and HMS ML 259. (1)

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). (2)


  1. ADM 199/1824
  2. ADM 173/18698

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

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