Allied Warships

HMS ML 189 (ML 189)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 189 
Built byDorset Yacht Co. Ltd. (Hamworthy, England, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned4 Feb 1941 
End service 

Sold on 11 June 1947


Commands listed for HMS ML 189 (ML 189)

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1B.H. Lloyd, RNVR13 Jan 1943Sep 1943
2W.J. Court, RNVRSep 1943late 1945

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Notable events involving ML 189 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)


  1. ADM 173/18698

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

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