HMS ML 842 (ML 842)
Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Anglo-American Nile Tourist Company (Cairo, Egypt)|
|Ordered||18 May 1942|
|Commissioned||26 Nov 1943|
To Turkey on 2 July 1946
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Notable events involving ML 842 include:
4 Feb 1944
On 4 February 1944, Major Patrick Leigh Fermor and Captain William Stanley Moss and two Cretan SOE agents left Egypt by plane for Crete. Their intention was to parachute into Crete but after arriving at the zone, only Leigh Fermor was able to parachute successfully. The others had to abandon the attempt due to bad weather and were returned to Egypt. On landing Leigh Fermor was met by a group from the Cretan resistance, with whom he remained until the arrival of the rest of the SOE team. After three more attempts at a parachute jump over a two-month period, Moss and the other two arrived by Motor Launch ML 842 (Brian Coleman) on 4 April 1944. They were met on the beach by Leigh Fermor and another SOE agent, Sandy Rendel. (1)
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