Allied Warships

HMS ML 235 (ML 235)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 235 
Built byA. M. Dickie & Sons (Bangor, Wales, U.K.) 
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned27 May 1941 
End service 
History

Sold in 1946

 

Commands listed for HMS ML 235 (ML 235)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Philip Grainger Brown, RNVR3 May 194117 Apr 1943
2R.R. Kern, RNVR17 Apr 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving ML 235 include:


12 Jul 1943
HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Holy Loch for Port H.H.Z. (at Loch Cairnbawn). She had midget submarine X 8 in tow and en-route performed exercises with her. They were escorted by the Motor Launch HMS ML 235 (T/S.Lt. R.R. Kern, RNVR). (1)

13 Jul 1943
HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) left X 8 in Loch Dunvegan. She was to proceed to Port H.H.Z. independently.

HMS Stonehenge proceeded to Scapa Flow still escorted by Motor Launch HMS ML 235 (T/S.Lt. R.R. Kern, RNVR). (1)

14 Jul 1943
At 0500 hours, off Eddrachillis Bay, HMS Alecto (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, RN) took over escort of HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) from HMS ML 235 (T/S.Lt. R.R. Kern, RNVR).

Stonehenge arrived at Scapa Flow later on the same day. At Scapa Flow she was to participate in A/S exercises. (1)

16 Nov 1944
During 16/17 November 1944, HMS P 614 (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR), conducted exercises in the Clyde area towing X-craft X 20. She was escorted by HMS ML 235 (T/S.Lt. R.R. Kern, RNVR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18115
  2. ADM 173/18582

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


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