Motor Launches, - "M.L's." - 47 Boat pictures.

I have placed these photo's into "Pennant No." order as shown on each Boat.

The majority of the photo's in this section are by courtesy of Mr. Mark Teadham, and information notes below some photo's have been provided by Mr. Tim Parr..

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1). - M.L. 106.  2). - M.L. 113.  3). - M.L. 114.

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4). - M.L. 119.  5). - M.L. 120.   6). - M.L. 124.

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7). - M.L. 137. 8). - M.L. 138.    9). - M.L. 147.

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   10). - M.L. 148.    11). - M.L. 187.   12). - M.L. 189.

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13). - M.L. 193.   14). - M.L. 202.   15). - M.L. 205.

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16). - M.L. 208.    17). - M.L. 223.     18). - M.L. 224.

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19).- M.L. 233.      20). - M.L. 250.  21). - M.L. 287.

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22). - M.L. 293. 23). - M.L. 303  24). - M.L. 309. 

The photo of ML 303 in the centre above is courtesy of Mr. Craig Smith.
She is seen here on "D-Day" off "Gold Beach". Craigs father was a signalman on her at the time.
If the photo is "clicked on" to enlarge, the signal light can be seen to be in use, probably by his father. 
  

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The photo's above of M.L. 324 are courtesy of Mr. Roy Pavely.

25). - M.L. 324.  26). - M.L. 324 ( and others )     27). - M.L. 343.

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28). - M.L. 344.     29). - M.L. 464.    30). - M.L. 495.

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31). - M.L. 500.  32). - M.L. 511.    33). - M.L. 513.

The 3 M.L's, 500, 511, 513, shown above, and the 2 seen below, No's. 516 & 518, are "Rescue Launches".
This was shown by the "R" prefix to their pennant No's.
They were standard "Fairmile "B's" with the addition of a 4 stretcher "Sick Bay" abaft the engine room coaming.

34). - M.L. 516. 35). - M.L. 518. 

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36). - M.L. 1383.   37). ML. 1387.

M.L's.1383, seen above left in company with "Captains Class Frigate HMS Curzon, and ML 1387, seen above right at a recent "Navy Days".
M.L's. 1383, and 1387, which is now privately owned, were part of the 149th ML Flotilla, and were used as "Right and Left Hand markers"
for the U.S. troops going ashore at "Omaha Beach" on June 6th 1944.
ML 1387 was later operated as a "Survey Launch" by the RN. Hydrographer as HMS Medusa before passing into private hands. 


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38). - M.L. 1406.  39). - M.L. 2009   40). - M.L. 2154.

ML 1406, photo 38 above, and ML 3515, further down this page, are examples of the 68ft "Harbour Defence Motor Launches."

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41). - M.L. 2250. 42). - M.L. 2583. 43). - M.L. 2840.

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44). - M.L. 2912.  45). - M.L. 3515.
( 68ft H.D.M.L. )
46). - M.L. 6002.

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47). - M.L. 6034.

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