Allied Warships

HMS ML 237 (ML 237)

Motor Launch of the Fairmile B class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor Launch
ClassFairmile B 
PennantML 237 
Built byJ.W. & A. Upham (Brixham, England, U.K.)  
Ordered8 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Commissioned22 May 1941 
End service 

Sunk as target on 8 October 1952


Commands listed for HMS ML 237 (ML 237)

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1L.F.W. Morley, RNVR26 Apr 19416 Apr 1945
2P.H. Kern, RNVR6 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving ML 237 include:

ML 237 January 1944. Was based at Swansea, but under the Plymouth Command Cardiff area. It was used as part of the Swansea Mine sweeping command. June 1944. Based in Portsmouth, under the operational command of Portsmouth. July 1944 Allocating to the Fleet Mine sweeping Flotilla based in Shoreham. October 1944 Based in Newhaven still allocated to the Mine sweeping Flotilla. December 1944 Switched to operating under Captain Mine sweeper Flotilla Portsmouth. March 1945 Operating under the Command of the Commander in Le Havre. June 1945 Operating under Belgium command but based in Portsmouth. July 1945 Under Command in Kiel operating on mine sweeping duties. Jan 1946 Stayed out in Kiel clearing mines, and operating where needed. (1)


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