The Medusa Trust

HDML Boats 1100-1149

HDML_1100  Irrawadi Flotilla Company, Rangoon 7/41

Wartime Activities

Royal Indian Navy 1944

 

Post War Fate

1947           Sold

 

HDML_1101  Irrawadi Flotilla Company, Rangoon 7/41

Wartime Activities

1944           Royal Indian Navy

 

Post War Fate

1947           Sold

 

HDML_1102  Irrawadi Flotilla Company, Rangoon 10/41

London Gazette 23/1/45 - For services as a pilot during a patrol off the coast of Burma in May 1942

MID           SLt(E)        Elton Clinton Dessanges RNVR

MID           SLt Arthur Wright Burma RNVR (Post)

MID           LSto           George Arthur Kinsman Burma RNVR

 

London Gazette 23/1/45 - For services as a pilot during a patrol off the coast of Burma in May 1942

BEM(Civ)  Ibrahim

 

Known Crew

SLt(E)        Elton Clinton Dessanges RNVR HDML 1102 For services off the coast of Burma May 1942 MID TLt(E) 1/11/42

SLt             Arthur Wright Burma RNVR Died 5/5/42

TASLt        O J Baptista RINVR TASLt 14/6/44 HDML 1102

LSto           George Arthur Kinsman Burma RNVR

Civ             Ibrahim

 

Wartime Activities

5/42            Patrols off the coast of Burma

1944           Royal Indian Navy

 

Post War Fate

3/47            For disposal

 

HDML_1103  Irrawadi Flotilla Company, Rangoon 10/41

London Gazette 20/10/42 - For services off the coast of Burma in May 1942

DSC          Lt   Alistair Campbell  Burma RNVR

 

Known Crew

Lt               Alistair Campbell Burma RNVR HDML 1103 DSC

Lt               B B Chatterjee RINVR SLt 30/10/41 Ganga Lt 10/10/42 HDML 1103

Lt              H F Dubash RINVR SLt 24/1/41 HMIS Versova (Bombay) Lt 3/4/43 HDML 1103

SLt            A J Kardar RINR SLt 25/11/43 HDML 1103

 

Wartime Activities

5/42            Patrols off the coast of Burma

1944           Royal Indian Navy

 

Post War Fate

1947           Sold

 

HDML_1104  Rangoon Dockyard, Rangoon 30/6/41

London Gazette 20/10/42 - For services off the coast of Burma in 1942

MID           Lt               Bo Kin Maung Burma RNVR

MID           TSLt          Herbert Ernest Brewer HKRNVR

MID           SLt             Gyi Kin Pe Burma RNVR

MID           Lt               James Godfrey McCulloch Burma RNVR

MID           Lt               Pe Than Burma RNVR

MID           Lt               Valdemar Dallas Wickner Burma RNVR

 

Known Crew

Lt               Bo Kin Maung Burma RNVR HDML 1104 MID 1942

Herbert Ernest Brewer

TSLt Herbert Ernest Brewer HKRNVR Transferred to RNVR 7/42 HDML 1104 For services off the coast of Burma in 1942 MID 1942. He had previously served in MTB 09 at Hong Kong until that vessel was scuttled in Mirs Bay on 26/12/41 as a result of the Japanese invasion. The crew escaped to Burma over 3000 miles away.
He was killed in a road traffic accident on the A1 whilst serving in HMS Drake aged 25 and is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Naval Reservation, grave 1447 Son of Herbert Edney Brewer, and of Constance Isabel Brewer, of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A

SLt             Gyi Kin Pe Burma RNVR HDML 1104 MID 1942

Lt               James Godfrey McCulloch Burma RNVR HDML 1104 MID 1942

Lt               Pe Than Burma RNVR HDML 1104 MID 1942

Lt               Valdemar Dallas Wickner Burma RNVR HDML 1104 MID 1942

 

Wartime Activities

5/42            Patrols off the coast of Burma

1944           Royal Indian Navy

Post War Fate

1947           Sold

 

HDML_1105  Africa Mirine, Mombasa, Kenya 3/3/43

Known Crew

SLt             Henry James Stanley Kenya RNVR SLt 15/6/42 Commanding Officer 25/10/43 – 7/45 HDML 1105  He had served in the Merchant Navy with the British India Line and attempted to join the Tanganika RNR at Dar Es Salaam and joined the Kenya RNR in 1942. Promoted to Lt before 7/45.  Promoted to Lt before 7/45.  In 1946, he served in HMS Tana the base at Kilindini, Kenya

TSLt          T S T Dinning RNVR TASLt 9/6/44 TSLt 9/12/44 HMS Shapinsay (Trawler) HDML 1105 7/4/45

 

Wartime Activities

9/9/45        Operation Zipper – Invasion of Malaya diverted to Penang.

 

Post War Fate

                   ML3502
Malayan Naval Police = SDML 3502

1949           Malayan Navy = Sri Trengganu

1970           Deactivated

 

HDML_1106  Africa Mirine, Mombasa, Kenya 3/8/43

Known Crew

TSLt          E V Dodgeon KRNVR TLt 1/12/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1106 26/8/43

TLt            F H Barnes KRNVR TLt 1/10/41 Commanding Officer HDML 1106 3/2/44 HMS Sennen (Loaned USCG Cutter)

TSLt          J Higginbotham RNVR TSLt 26/9/43 HDML 1106 HMS Kent (Cruiser) 1944

 

Wartime Activities

9/9/45        Operation Zipper – Invasion of Malaya diverted to Penang.

 

Post War Fate

20/4/47       Sold to Portugal for service in Macao

 

HDML_1107  Africa Mirine, Mombasa, Kenya 30/11/43

Known Crew

TLt            R G H Bullock RNZNVR TLt 3/7/43 HMS Tana (Kilindini) HDML 1107 25/10/43

TLt            B B Brock KRNVR TLt 1/1/42 HDML 1107 1/2/44 HMS Gombroon

Lt              Harry Jeffreys Tippetts RNR Lt 14/10/44 Commanding Officer HDML 1181 11/44 HDML 1107 Former cadet of HMS Conway where he was Chief Cadet Captain Summer Term 1940

TSLt         J M Bradfield RNVR TSLt 20/1/44 HMS Sennen (Loaned USCG Cutter) 1944 HDML 1107 7/4/45

TSLt         W A Day RNZNVR TSLt 5/3/43 HDML 1107 ML 164 5/7/43

 

Wartime Activities

9/9/45        Operation Zipper – Invasion of Malaya diverted to Penang

 

Post War Fate

4/48            Sold

 

HDML_1108  Africa Mirine, Mombasa, Kenya 6/6/44

UngazettedAward of Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal for rescue of survivors from HDML 1057

Eng            Solomon G Kennar

 

For removing a burning demolition charge (Gazette date – 23/1/45)

MID           AB             Bertie Reginald John Green LT/JX378346

 

Known Crew

TSLt          K S Ingram RNVR TSLt 21/10/44 HMS Shapinsay (Trawler) HDML 1108 7/4/45

TSLt          F J Van H Winterbach SANF(V) TSLt 3/4/44 HDML 1108

Eng           Solomon G Kennar

AB            Bertie Reginald John Green LT/JX378346 HDML 1108 For removing a burning demolition charge MID

 

Wartime Activities

13/10/44     ML1057 is an accidental loss, by explosion of demolition charges, at Kilindini, Kenya. ML 1108 rescued survivors .

9/9/45         Operation Zipper – Invasion of Malaya diverted to Penang.

 

Post War Fate

20/4/47       Sold to Portugal for service in Macao

 

HDML_1109  Mchatta, Karachi 15/5/44

Known Crew

TLt            C C Pearson RINVR TLt 26/7/43 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1109 HDML 1167 1944?

TSLt          D R Grant RINVR TSLt 8/7/43 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1109 14/1/44 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1148 136th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1267 1945

TSLt         A D Cornall RINVR TSLt 12/8/43 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1109

TSLt         T Locke RINVR (Additional Officer) 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1109

Mid           S Ray RINVR Mid 11/6/43 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1109 HMS Circars (Vizigapatam) 1944

Mid           D W Levett-Yeats RINVR Mid 26/7/43 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1109

AB            Thippa Vankatajarapathy Ananth Rahman 10119. who died on 23/04/1944 Age 22 cause unknown. Son of Venkatachelupathy and Kupp Amal, of Woriur, Trichinopoly, India

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy

121st ML Flotilla
ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118 and ML 1120

 

Post War Fate

1947           Sold

 

HDML_1110  Mchatta, Karachi 1/5/44

Known Crew

TLt            D E Birch RINVR TLt 25/12/42 121st ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1110 25/1/44

TLt            P S Bolshaw RINVR TLt 29/4/44 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1110 HMS Cheetah (Bombay) 1944

TSLt          K R Hill RINVR TASLt 23/6/44 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1110

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy

121st ML Flotilla
ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118 and ML 1120

 

Post War Fate

1947           To India upon partition

8/51            Indian Navy = ML 3110

1972           Listed in Janes Fighting Ships as SPC 3110 serving in 321st sea/land Patrol Craft Squadron

 

HDML_1111  Mchatta, Karachi 6/44

Known Crew

TLt            T E D’Amelda RINVR 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1111

Mid            E M D Wallace RINVR Mid 31/5/42 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1111 HDML 1116

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy

121st ML Flotilla
ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118 and ML 1120

 

Post War Fate

1947           Sold

 

HDML_1112  Hooghly Dock and Engineering, Calcutta 6/12/44

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy

121st ML Flotilla
ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118 and ML 1120

 

Post War Fate

1947           To India upon partition

8/51            ML3112

 

1972             Listed in Janes Fighting Ships as SPC 3112 serving in 321st sea/land Patrol Craft Squadron

 

HDML_1113  Hooghly Dock and Engineering, Calcutta 24/12/44

Known Crew

Topass       Murugesan 28869 Who died on Saturday 15 September 1945 Age 31 cause unknown. Son of Subburoyan, of Vandamangalam, South Arcot, India

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy

121st ML Flotilla
ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118 and ML 1120

 

Post War Fate

1947           Sold

 

HDML_1114  Bombay Steam Navigation 21/1/44

Known Crew

SLt             B Winter RINVR 121st ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1114

TSLt          R R M Rao RINVR 121st ML Flotilla 55th ML Flotilla ML 440 HDML 1115 Commanding Officer HDML 1114

SLt             D Hossain RINVR SLt 23/6/43 55th ML Flotilla ML 440 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1115 HDML 1114 HMS Cheetah (Bombay)

SLt            P G Mungavin RINVR SLt 9/5/43 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1114

SLt            G M Shea RINVR SLt 30/4/44 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1114 HDML1115 10/10/44

Mid           L Jackson RINVR Mid 23/7/43 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1114 HDML 1115

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy

121st ML Flotilla
ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118 and ML 1120

 

Post War Fate

11/46          For disposal

 

HDML_1115  Garden Reach, Calcutta 10/6/43

For Operations Blast and Bandoola (Eastern Fleet ML operations in late 1943) (Gazette date - 2/5/44)

MID           Lt   Anthony Raymond Southwell Pritchard-Davies RINVR

 

Known Crew

Lt                Anthony Raymond Southwell Pritchard-Davies RINVR Lt 17/10/43 56th ML Flotilla ML 844 120th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1125 121st ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1115 MID 1943

Lt                Simpson RINVR HDML 1115

TSLt           C J R Joyce RINVR TMid 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1117 3/5/44 TSLt 18/10/44 HDML 1115 HMS Cheetah (Bombay)

TSLt           G M Shea RINVR SLt 30/4/44 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1114 HDML 1115 10/10/44

TSLt           R R M Rao RINVR TSLt 6/10/42 55th ML Flotilla ML 440 HDML 1115 Commanding Officer HDML 1114

SLt             D Hossain RINVR SLt 23/6/43 55th ML Flotilla ML 440 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1115 HDML 1114 HMS Cheetah (Bombay)

Mid             L Jackson RINVR Mid 23/7/43 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1114 HDML 1115

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy

121st ML Flotilla

                   ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118 and ML 1120
Operations Blast and Bandoola (Eastern Fleet Late 1943)

1/44            Based in Chittagong

7/1/44         HDML 1115 and HDML 1120 sailed from Chittagong to land agents in the Irrawaddy Delta (A trip exceeding 1000 miles that MLs could not make). ML 477 relayed radio messages. Failed in their attempt to navigate in the Irrawaddi Delta owing to shallow water. Attacked by Japanese bombers off Bassein Point. HDML 1120 developed engine trouble, and was forced to anchor off Foul Island to effect repairs.

15/1/44       ML 477, HDML 1115 and HDML 1120 return to Chittagong.

 

Post War Fate

11/46          For disposal

 

HDML_1116  Bombay Dockyard 4/44

Known Crew

Lt                W T Mackinnon RINVR Lt 13/8/43 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1125 121st ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1116 and Senior Officer 122nd ML Flotilla

TSLt           A Hanif RINVR TASLt 13/5/44 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1116

Mid             E M D Wallace RINVR Mid 31/5/42 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1111 HDML 1116

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy

121st ML Flotilla
ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118 and ML 1120

 

Post War Fate

11/46          For disposal

 

HDML_1117  Bombay Dockyard 23/3/44

Known Crew

TLt             N H Davies RINVR TSLt HMS Midge for minelayers 20/10/41 TLt 8/4/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1117 15/11/43 Senior Officer 121st ML Flotilla 49th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer ML 382 1/3/45

TSLt          D Hassain RINVR 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1117 21/7/44

TSLt          N B Freemantle RINVR Mid 10/5/43 TASLt 13/5/44 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1117

TMid         C J R Joyce RINVR TMid 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1117 3/5/44 TSLt 18/10/44 HDML 1115 HMS Cheetah (Bombay)

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy

121st ML Flotilla
ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118 and ML 1120

 

Post War Fate

1947           To India upon partition

8/51            ML 3117

1972           Listed in Janes Fighting Ships as SPC 3117 serving in 321st sea/land Patrol Craft Squadron

 

HDML_1118  India General Navigation, Calcutta 11/11/44

Known Crew

TLt             K P Nair RINVR TSLt Commanding Officer HDML 1087 3/7/43 TLt 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1118

SLt             R Rowe RINVR 121st ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1118

SLt             S K Sen RINVR 121st ML Flotilla HDML1118killed in an attack by friendly aircraft on Saturday 7 October 1944

Mid            J G Bowers RINVR 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1118

MtrEng1     D Joshua 77213 HDML 1118 killed in an attack by friendly aircraft on Saturday 7 October 1944) on loan from HDML 1120

AB             A Appachan 8116 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1118 killed in an attack by friendly aircraft on Saturday 7 October 1944

OrdSig       R Gopal Krishan 14176 HDML 1118 killed in an attack by friendly aircraft on Saturday 7 October 1944) on loan from HDML 1120

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy
121st ML Flotilla
ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118, ML 1120

28/7/44       HDML 1118 is engaged by Japanese 75-mm guns situated on the Mayu range south of Maungdaw with a number of near misses. Range is too great to reply. Army batteries engaged the Japanese guns

12/8/44       HDML 1118 encounters a craft in the entrance of the Naaf River and is engaged with machine gun fire and the craft is sunk.

12/9/44       HDML 1118 anchors off St. Martin's Island and officers proceed ashore. Locals report a crashed aircraft and HDML 1118 searches and finds a force landed spitfire and rescues the pilot who is landed at Kappagaung. On the next day.

12/9/44       HDML 1118, HDML 1119 and HDML 1120 are ordered to stand by in support of the army south of Maungdaw and early, on the next day, are in position approximately half a cable off shore

13/9/44       Japanese shore batteries engaged HDML 1118, HDML 1119 and HDML 1120 from the foothills, and the boats were straddled. One shell fell close astern of HDML 1119, badly wounding the Oerlikon gunner.

7/10/44       HDML 1118 and HDML 1119 are anchored off Maungdaw when two spitfires approach and attack. Two officers and seven ratings were killed, four officers and fourteen ratings wounded, and H.D.M.L. 1119 was sunk. H.DML 1118 was badly damaged and had to be patched up at Tombru before proceeding to Calcutta for proper repairs.

 

Post War Fate

1947           To India upon partition

8/51            Indian Navy = ML 3118

1972           Listed in Janes Fighting Ships as SPC 3110 serving in 321st sea/land Patrol Craft Squadron

 

HDML_1119  India General Navigation, Calcutta 27/7/44

Known Crew

SLt              Timothy H Donald RINVR TASLt 13/5/44 56th ML Flotilla ML 416 137th ML Flotilla HDML 1119 died on Saturday 7 October 1944 of wounds received in an attack by friendly aircraft

LSea           Yusuf Muhammad 4952 killed in an attack by friendly aircraft on Saturday 7 October 1944

AB              Majid Abdul 13702 137th ML Flotilla HDML 1119killed in an attack by friendly aircraft on Saturday 7 October 1944 Age 22 Son of Ghaturan Begum, of Qaziani, Ambala, India

AB              R Fernandes 19621 killed in an attack by friendly aircraft on Saturday 7 October 1944 Age 25. Son of D. Martin Fernandes, of Kallikulam, Tinnevelly, India

OTel           Ved Prakash 9811 killed in an attack by friendly aircraft on Saturday 7 October 1944 Age: 20.  Son of Jagan Nath, of Galli Shiv Shayamal, Delhi, India

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy
137th ML Flotilla
ML 1119

12/9/44       HDML 1118, HDML 1119 and HDML 1120 are ordered to stand by in support of the army south of Maungdaw and early, on the next day, are in position approximately half a cable off shore

13/9/44       Japanese shore batteries engaged HDML 1118, HDML 1119 and HDML 1120 from the foothills, and the boats were straddled. One shell fell close astern of HDML 1119, badly wounding the Oerlikon gunner.

7/10/44       Sunk in an attack by friendly aircraft HDML 1118 and HDMl 1119 are anchored off Maungdaw when two spitfires approach and attack. Two officers and seven ratings were killed, four officers and fourteen ratings wounded, and H.D.M.L. 1119 was sunk. H.D.M.L. 1118 was badly damaged and had to be patched up at Tombru before proceeding to Calcutta for proper

 

HDML_1120  Garden Reach, Calcutta 22/7/43

Known Crew

Lt                Edwin Watson Oakley RINVR Lt 3/2/43 55th ML Flotilla ML 477 MID 1943 121st ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1120 later SO 120th ML Flotilla

TSLt           B E Wright RINVR TSLt 28/10/43 121st ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1120 29/5/44

TSLt          A K Faruki RINVR TSLt 26/7/43 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1120 26/7/43 HMS Akbar (Bombay)

TSLt           K K John RINVR TSLt 19/9/42 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1120 HMS Dalhousie (Bombay)

TSLt           D N W Knight RINVR TMid 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1061 15/6/43 TASLt 24/5/44 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1120 TSLt 24/11/44

MtrEng1     D S Joshua 77213 Who died on Saturday 7 October 1944 Age 29 whilst in HDML 1118. Husband of Edna Joshua, of Godavari, India

OrdSig        R Gopal Krishan 14176 who died on Saturday 7 October 1944 Age 19 whilst in HDML 1118

 

Wartime Activities

                   Royal Indian Navy

121st ML Flotilla
ML 1109, ML 1110, ML 1111, ML 1112, ML 1113, ML 1114, ML 1115, ML 1116, ML 1117, ML 1118 and ML 1120

1/44            Based in Chittagong

7/1/44         HDML 1115 and HDML 1120 sailed from Chittagong to land agents in the Irrawaddy Delta (A trip exceeding 1000 miles that MLs could not make). ML 477 relayed radio messages. Failed in their attempt to navigate in the Irrawaddi Delta owing to shallow water. Attacked by Japanese bombers off Bassein Point. HDML 1120 developed engine trouble, and was forced to anchor off Foul Island to effect repairs.

15/1/44       ML 477, HDML 1115 and HDML 1120 return to Chittagong.
river patrols in the Naaf, based at Tombru

12/9/44       HDML 1118, HDML 1119 and HDML 1120 are ordered to stand by in support of the army south of Maungdaw and early, on the next day, are in position approximately half a cable off shore

13/9/44       Japanese shore batteries engaged HDML 1118, HDML 1119 and HDML 1120 from the foothills, and the boats were straddled. One shell fell close astern of HDML 1119, badly wounding the Oerlikon gunner.

17/10/44     HDML 1120 is sent on an air-sea rescue operation. The operation lasted for six days and was supported by R.A.F. Liberators, but was un successful

4/11/44       HDML 1116 and HDML 1120 recover all but one of the crew of a Flying Fortress about 110 miles south of Bassein Point

 

Post War Fate

1947           Sold

 

HDML_1121  Sussex Shipbuilding Company, Shoreham, Sussex 10/7/42

Known Crew

TLt             A H Lawlor KRNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 10/8/41 HMS St Christopher for MLs 17/6/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1121 17/6/42 TLt 26/1/43 15th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer ML 469 21/6/44 Operation Dragoon - Landings in Southern France

 

Wartime Activities

                   Mediterranean

 

Post War Fate

31/12/43     Foundered off Pantelleria, Central Mediterranean

 

HDML_1122  Sussex Shipbuilding Company, Shoreham, Sussex 29/5/42

London Gazette 1/1/46 - New Years Honours 1946

DSM          Sea                        William Charles Bruce Wilson LT/JX241305

 

London Gazette 1/1/47 - New Years Honours 1947

BEM          LSea          James Robert Plant LT/JX177107

 

Known Crew

TLt            Peter D Newman RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 13/4/42 HMS Mosquito for MTBs 8/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1122 15/4/42 TLt 1/8/43 Commanding Officer ML 349 27/12/43

TLt            G D Bowen SANF(V) TLt 2/4/41 HMS Afrikander (Simonstown, South Africa) Commanding Officer HDML 1202 24/6/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1122 27/12/43 HMS Mosquito (Alexandria, Egypt)

TSLt         G A Massingale RNVR TASLt ML 862 18/2/44 TSLt 8/4/44 Commanding Officer HDML 1122 7/6/45

LSea         James Robert Plant LT/JX177107

Sea           William Charles Bruce Wilson LT/JX241305

Tel            Douglas Barrow D/JX340355 (1942) HDML 1122

 

Wartime Activities

 

Post War Fate

1946          Sold

 

HDML_1123  Sussex Shipbuilding Company, Shoreham, Sussex 2/8/42

Known Crew

TLt            C J Burningham RNVR TSLt HMS Forte IV (Falmouth) for MLs 27/10/41 HMS St Christopher for MLs 13/4/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1123 8/42 TLt 13/6/43

TLt            T C Ivens RNVR TSLt 14/8/42 3rd ML Flotilla HMS St Angelo (Malta) 11/42 First Lieutenant ML 135 13/2/43 TLt 14/2/45 Commanding Officer HDML 1123 9/4/45

 

Post War Fate

10/46          Sold

 

HDML_1124  Sussex Shipbuilding Company, Shoreham, Sussex 2/10/42

Wartime Activities

9/42            ML 1124, ML 1135, ML 1153, ML 1243, ML 1245, ML 1256, ML 1282, ML 1294 and ML 1296 are all transferred to the Turkish Navy. ML 1153 is lost on passage to Turkey

                   = LM1

 

HDML_1125  Berthon Boat, Lymington 28/4/42

Known Crew

Lt               J S L Stevens RANVR Lt 24/12/40 HDML 1125 9/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1323 8/12/43 HDML 1342

Lt               P M Munro RINVR Lt 20/12/40 55th ML Flotilla ML 440 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1125

Lt               W T Mackinnon RINVR Lt 13/8/43 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1125 121st ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1116 and Senior Officer 122nd ML Flotilla

SLt             A R Pritchard-Davies RINVR Lt 17/10/43 56th ML Flotilla ML 844 120th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1125 121st ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1115

TSLt           R N Bobb RINVR TSLt 26/12/42 HMS Versova (Bombay) 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1125 HMS Cheetah (Bombay)

TSLt          N George RINVR TSLt 11/1/43 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1125

Mid            D P Fletcher RINVR Mid 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1125 TASLt 13/5/44 HMS Cheetah (Bombay)

Mid            T Chakraverti RINVR Mid 15/12/42 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1125

 

Wartime Activities

1943           Royal Australian Navy

1944           Royal Indian Navy

120th ML Flotilla
ML 1125, ML 1148, ML 1151

 

Post War Fate

1947           Sold

 

HDML_1126  Berthon Boat, Lymington 21/5/42

HDML 1126

Photorgaph taken at Port Said

 

Known Crew

TLt             D R Madgin RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 18/5/42 TLt 27/11/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1126 27/11/42 24th ML Flotilla ML 299 Commanding Officer ML 590 8/5/45

TLt             A E Bickford RNVR TSLt 10/7/42 HMS Forte IV for MLs 13/10/42 24th ML Flotilla ML 299 3/43 TLt 10/7/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1126 13/1/44 HMS Mosquito 102nd ML Flotilla Based at Alexandria Commanding Officer HDML 1038 6/3/45

TLt            F M McAll SANF(V) TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 11/5/42 TLt 8/3/44 Commanding Officer HDML 1126 6/9/44

TSLt          A E L Jordan RNVR ML 359 7/5/43 TSLt 16/10/43 HDML 1126 HMS Gregale (Malta) 1944

 

Wartime Activities

                 Mediterranean

 

Post War Fate

27/6/46       Palestine Police .
– Used on patrols to stop illegal imigration.

 

HDML_1127  Berthon Boat, Lymington 9/6/42

Known Crew

TLt             L S Smith RNVR TLt 16/7/42 HMS St Christopher for MLs 23/9/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1127 13/6/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1235 2/3/44

 

Wartime Activities

                   Mediterranean

11/42          Operation Torch - Invasion of Algeria

8/9/43         Operation Ferdy Landing at Vibo Valentia, Italy.
Group One consisting of ML 1127 with nine LCI(L)s
At 0800, with Rear Admiral Rhoderick R McGrigor, Flag Officer Sicily and supervising the landing, embarked, MTB 77 is around three miles west of the small harbour when an air attack develops. A near miss from a bomb dropped by a FW 190 explodes two feet from the starboard quarter and rips out the bottom of the boat. Rear Admiral Rhoderick R McGrigor is blown off the bridge and lands on the deck injuring a leg. MTB 77 sinks off Vibo Valentia, Italy and survivors are recovered by HDML 1128 which hoists the admiral’s flag.
ML 1128 takes over as the flagship of Rear Admiral Rhoderick R McGrigor who continues to direct operations despite a leg injury. ML 1128 leads an LST, carrying artillery, into the beach under heavy fire. Landing the artillery proves to be the turning point of the action. ML 1128 is hit forty times during the action..

16/11/43     Free French - VP 9
Transferred in Algeria

 

Post War Fate

                  French Navy VP9

 

HDML_1128  Berthon Boat, Lymington 30/6/42

For Operation Husky - Invasion of Sicily (Gazette date – 21/12/43)

MID           TL  t           Douglas John Browne RANVR

MID           ACMMch Daniel Greenhalgh D/MX74299

 

For Operations Baytown and Ferdy 9/43 (Gazette date – 25/1/44)

MID           LSea          Jack Skeels D/SSX17799

 

Known Crew

TLT            Douglas John Browne RANVR HDML 1128 22/6/42 For Operation Husky - Invasion of Sicily MID TLt 28/8/42 HMS St Christopher HDML 1327 8/44

TLt             R Sheppard RNVR TSLt 24/7/41 Commanding Officer HDML 1128 18/11/43 TLt 24/1/44 HMS Wildfire (Sheerness)

TSLt           L Schofield RNVR TASLt 1/9/43 First Lieutenant HDML 1128 9/11/43 TSLt 1/3/44 ML 565 8/10/44

TSLt           S B deC Baker RNVR TASLt 18/12/42 HDML 1253 22/3/43 TSLt 18/6/43 Operation Husky - Invasion of Sicily Operation Avalanche - Salerno Landings 31st ML Flotilla ML 555 5/11/44 Commanding Officer HDML 1128 7/3/45

ACMMch  Daniel Greenhalgh D/MX74299 HDML 1128 For Operation Husky - Invasion of Sicily MID

LSea           Jack Skeels D/SSX17799

 

Wartime Activities

                    Mediterranean

11/42          Operation Torch - Invasion of Algeria

10/7/43       Operation Husky Invasion of Sicily

3/9/43         Operation Baytown - Landing at Reggio

8/9/43         Operation Ferdy Landing at Vibo Valentia, Italy.

                   Group One consisting of ML 1127 with nine LCI(L)s

0800           With Rear Admiral Rhoderick R McGrigor, Flag Officer Sicily and supervising the landing, embarked, MTB 77 is around three miles west of the small harbour when an air attack develops. A near miss from a bomb dropped by a FW 190 explodes two feet from the starboard quarter and rips out the bottom of the boat. Rear Admiral Rhoderick R McGrigor is blown off the bridge and lands on the deck injuring a leg. MTB 77 sinks off Vibo Valentia, Italy and survivors are recovered by HDML 1128 which hoists the admiral’s flag.
ML 1128 takes over as the flagship of Rear Admiral Rhoderick R McGrigor who continues to direct operations despite a leg injury. ML 1128 leads an LST, carrying artillery, into the beach under heavy fire. Landing the artillery proves to be the turning point of the action. ML 1128 is hit forty times during the action..

1944           Free French - VP 6

 

Post War Fate

 

HDML_1129  Thornycroft, Hampton 23/4/42

HDML 1129

ML1129

Known Crew

Lt                G P Russell RANR SLt 22/2/43 HDML 1140 HDML 1161 2/43 HDML 1129 3/45

ALt             S W Thomas RANVR HDML 1129 22/12/43 HMAS Bungaree (Auxillary Minelayer) 1944

SLt             Horace E Godden RANVR HDML 1129 23/9/42 Commanding Officer ML 427 2/43 Lt 21/7/43 HMAS Penguin (Sydney, NSW)

SLt             W F Spicer RANVR HDML 1129 27/9/42

SLt             V G Maddison RANVR HDML 1129 7/43 SLt 19/8/43 ML 808 6/44

SLt             K S Gilbert RANR ASLt 10/9/43 HDML 1343 3/10/44 HDML 1129 5/45 SLt

 

Wartime Activities

7/11/42       Royal Australian Navy
Training duties on the East Coast

 

Post War Fate

10/12/47     Sold

1993           = Vagabond II, Based in Australia

 

HDML_1130  Thornycroft, Hampton 30/4/42

Known Crew

TLt             C S Booth RNVR TSLt 24/4/41 HMS St Christopher for MLs 26/6/41 Commanding Officer HDML 1130 4/42 Operation Torch - Invasion of Algeria TLt 1/10/43 Commanding Officer ML 173 1/3/44

TLt             M S Osmond RANVR TSLt 30/10/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1294 6/9/43 TLt 28/9/43 HMS Mosquito (Alexandria, Egypt) Commanding Officer HDML 1130 15/1/44

 

Wartime Activities

                  Mediterranean

11/42         Operation Torch - Invasion of Algeria

 

HDML 1130

Post War Fate

1946                      Sold
- Devon Princess.

HDML 1130

1996                    Beached and burned at Topsham

ML1130

 

HDML_1131  Thornycroft, Hampton 12/5/42

Known Crew

TLt             W L Rogers RNVR Commanding Officer HDML 1282 5/7/43 Delivery to Turkey TLt 1/10/44 Commanding Officer HDML 1131 16/1/44

 

Wartime Activities

                  Mediterranean

11/42         Operation Torch - Invasion of Algeria

Post War Fate

1946           Sold

 

HDML_1132  Thornycroft, Hampton 13/6/42

Known Crew

Lt                Green RNZNVR First Lieutenant ML 173 Commanding Officer HDML 1132 2/44

 

Wartime Activities

20/9/43       Free French

1944           VP 8
Transfered in Algeria

HDML 1132

 

HDML_1133  Thornycroft, Hampton 27/6/42

Known Crew

 

Wartime Activities

1/9/43         Free French

1944           VP 7

                   Transferred in Algeria

 

Post War Fate

                   French Navy VP7 

 

HDML_1134  Thornycroft, Hampton 13/8/42

Known Crew

TLt             J M Leslie RNVR TSLt HMS Wildfire (Sheerness) for MLs 17/11/41 HMS St Christopher for MLs 30/8/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1134 9/42 Operation Torch - Invasion of Algeria TLt 1/11/43 Commanding Officer ML 174 1/3/44

TSLt           M A Boff RNVR TSLt 26/2/42 HDML 1031 4/5/42 HMS St Christopher ML 174 11/6/43 First Lieutenant HDML 1134 29/2/44 TLt 26/8/44

 

Wartime Activities

                   Mediterranean

11/42          Operation Torch - Invasion of Algeria 

Post War Fate

7/46            For disposal at Gibraltar

 

HDML_1135  Thornycroft, Hampton 18/9/42

Wartime Activities

9/42            ML 1124, ML 1135, ML 1153, ML 1243, ML 1245, ML 1256, ML 1282, ML 1294 and ML 1296 are all transferred to the Turkish Navy. ML 1153 is lost on passage to Turkey

                   = LM 2

 

HDML_1136  Thornycroft, Hampton 22/10/42

Known Crew

TLt             L J Wayman RNVR TLt 2/7/42 HMS St Christopher for MLs 21/9/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1136 21/9/42 HMS Aggressive (Newhaven) 1944

 

Wartime Activities

1944           Free French - VP 14

 

Post War Fate

 

HDML_1137  Robinson, Lowestoft, Norfolk 10/9/42

Known Crew

TSLt           P A J Browett RNVR TSLt 12/2/42 HMS St Christopher for MLs 11/5/42 HMS St Christopher for MLs 30/8/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1137 30/8/42 HMS Philoctetes II (Freetown) TLt 12/8/44

TSLt           J Chritcheley RNVR TSLt 4/9/42 HMS Philoctetes II (Freetown, Sierra Leone) Commanding Officer HDML 1137 8/1/44 Commanding Officer HDML 1466 20/7/44 TLt 4/3/45

TSLt          N J Bowler RNVR TASLt 11/12/42 HMS Wasp (Dover) MASB 38 19/4/43 TSLt 11/6/43 HMS Philoctetes II (Freetown) 1944 Commanding Officer HDML 1137 2/1/45

 

Wartime Activities

18/4/43       FS La Malouine, ML 1076, ML 287, ML 1137, ML 1018, ML 296 and ML 279 sailed from Freetown for a submarine hunt

21/4/43       ML 1137 returned to Freetown from a submarine hunt

Post War Fate

18/12/45     Sold at Freetown, Sierra Leone

 

HDML_1138  Robinson, Lowestoft, Norfolk 17/11/42

Wartime Activities

5/43            Free French

1944           VP 2

 

Post War Fate

                   French Navy VP2

 

HDML_1139  Robinson, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire 3/7/42

Known Crew

TSLt           A Priestley RNVR HMS St Christopher for MLs 1/12/41 HMS St Christopher for MLs 9/3/42 TLt 12/6/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1139 31/8/43

 

Wartime Activities

1942           Deployed, under sail, from the United Kingdom to Gibraltar
Mediterranean

11/42          Operation Torch - Invasion of Algeria

1944           Free French = VP 16
Transferred in Algeria

 

 

ML1139   HDML 1139

HDML 1139
 

Post War Fate

                   French Navy VP16

HDML 1139

HDML_1140  Bolson, Poole Dorset 19/6/42

Known Crew

TLt             S F Kendall RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 9/3/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1140 20/9/42 TLt 13/11/42

TSkipper     G F Pearson RNR TSkipper 1/12/41 Commanding Officer HDML 1140 9/1/45

TSLt           W A Dewdney RNVR TSLt 5/6/42 ML 539 4/10/42 Rescue Motor Launch 65th ML Flotilla HMS Mentor II (Stornoway) HDML 1140 First Lieutenant HDML 1049 22/5/44 27th ML Flotilla Based at Freetown, Sierra Leone Commanding Officer ML 285 11/12/44 HMS Philoctetes II Freetown, Sierra Leone HMS Braganza (Bombay)

SLt             G P Russell RANR SLt 22/2/43 HDML 1140 HDML 1161 2/43 HDML 1129 3/45

TASLt        Arthur Maurice Lyddiard RNVR HDML 1140 28/5/43 TSLt 22/7/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1387 12/43 MID 1944 TLt 1/2/45

 

Post War Fate

                   Air Safety Launch = ASL 7

1946           Gannet

1/3/57         Sold

 

HDML_1141  Bolson, Poole Dorset 12/10/42

Known Crew

TLt             J WA Leach RNVR TLt 6/4/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1141 8/7/43 108th ML Flotilla Based at Freetown, Sierra Leone Commanding Officer HDML 1078 25/9/43 ML 241

 

Wartime Activities

4/2/43         HMS Inkpen and HMS Arran with ML 1141 and ML 1209 sailed from Freetown for Bathurst and Dakar with 3 merchant ships.

7/2/43         HMS Arran with ML 1141 and ML 1209 arrived Bathurst escorting one merchant ship

12/2/43       HMS Inkpen with ML 1141 and ML 1209 sailed from Bathurst to meet Convoy SR 1

14/3/43       ML 1209 and ML 1141 arrived in Bathurst from Dakar escorting SS Matang

8/4/43         HMS Bridgewater with ML 1044 and ML 1141 arrived in Dakar from Bathurst

9/4/43         F.S. La Gracieuse arrived in Dakar from a submarine hunt with ML 1044 and ML 1141.

15/4/43       FFS La Gracieuse and ML 1141 arrived in Port Etienne after leaving convoy SR 4

30/8/44       Free French = VP 22
Transferred at Dakar

 

HDML_1142  Sussex Woods, Potter Heigham, Norfolk 4/7/42

Known Crew

TLt             Philip Inston Fellows RNVR HMS St Christopher for MLs 12/1/42 TLt 21/2/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1142 6/7/42 ML 558 For minesweeping in the Adriatic 8 - 10/44 DSC HMS Gregale (Malta)

TLt             F C E Potter RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 1/6/42 TLt 26/2/43 HDML 1142 Commanding Officer HDML 1226 22/6/44 HMS Mosquito (Alexandria) HMS Hornet

 

Wartime Activities

                    Mediterranean

11/42           Operation Torch - Invasion of Algeria

14/1/44        Free French - VP13

                    Transferred in Algeria

 

Post War Fate

                    French Navy VP13

HDML 1142

 

HDML_1143  Sussex Woods, Potter Heigham, Norfolk 20/8/42

Ungazetted award for firefighting following an explosion in ML387 in Beirut 5/3/44

MID     EdeV2 Roger Boura FNR

 

Known Crew

EdeV2 Roger Boura FNR

 

Wartime Activities

1943           Free French - Paymyre VP31

5/3/44         ML 1007, ML1143 (Free French), ML1158 and ML1164 (Free French) are engaged in fire fighting after an explosion in ML 387 at Beirut. Four men are mentioned in despatches. ML 387 is lost and her Commanding Officer is awarded an Albert Medal for fire fighting until the boat blew up

 

Post War Fate

 

HDML_1144  Sussex Woods, Potter Heigham, Norfolk 10/11/42

Known Crew

TLt            R N Rothwell RNVR TLt 16/7/42 HMS St Christopher for MLs 25/9/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1144
26/10/42, Commanding Officer HDML 1149 10/4/44 

 

Wartime Activities

26/2/44       Free French VP15

 

Post War Fate

                   French Navy VP15

HDML 1144


HDML_1145  Sussex Woods, Potter Heigham, Norfolk 26/11/42

Known Crew

TLt              John Marshall Cameron Binnie RNVR TLt 5/9/42 HMS St Christopher Commanding Officer HDML 1145 23/11/42 31st ML Flotilla ML 562 For Operation Dragoon - Landings in Southern France 8/44 CdeG HMS Gregale (Malta) 1944 Commanding Officer ML 555 13/3/45

TSLt           D W F Clark RNVR TSLt 23/10/42 HMS St Christopher HDML 1257 25/1/43 Operation Husky Invasion of Sicily Commanding Officer HDML 1145 4/2/44 Commanding Officer HDML 1297 5/4/45

TLt             H G Hiscocks RNVR TSLt 11/11/42 22nd ML Flotilla ML 494 12/12/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1145 13/1/45 TLt 17/1/45

TSLt           F J Freshwater RNVR TSLt 29/7/43 HDML 1145 28/8/43 ML 458 25/10/44

TMid/TSLt  John Alan Stephenson GM RNVR HDML 1145

 

Wartime Activities

 

Post War Fate

5/1/46         Transferred to the Palestine Police. 
Used on patrols to stop illegal immigration


HDML 1145

HDML 1145

 

HDML_1146  Anderson Rigden & Perkins, Whitstable 6/6/42

Salvage of a Catalina aircraft at Gibraltar (Gazette Date 11/4/43)

MID           TSLt          Bertram John Green RNZNVR

 

Known Crew

TLt             Bertram John Green RNZNVR TLt 5/3/43 HDML 1146 5/3/43 Salvage of a Catalina aircraft at Gibraltar MID Commanding Officer HDML 1162 15/1/44 HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ)

TSLt           D Redgrave RNVR TSLt 31/3/42 HMS St Christopher for MLs 24/9/42 ML 575 19/5/43 Operation Husky – Invasion of Sicily Operation Shingle Landings at Anzio Commanding Officer HDML 1146 1/3/44 TLt 19/8/44 HMS Ulster Queen

TLt             L M Taylor RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 3/9/42 TLt 9/4/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1283 9/6/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1028 17/1/44 Commanding Officer HDML 1146 5/12/44 HMS Mosquito Commanding Officer ML 175 11/5/45

TLt             H Rayner RNVR TSLt 13/5/43 HDML 1277 1/6/43 TLt 13/5/45 HDML 1146 13/5/45

 

Wartime Activities

                     Mediterranean

11/42            Operation Torch - Invasion of Algeria

                     Salvage of a Catalina aircraft at Gibraltar (Gazette Date 11/4/43 )

 

Post War Fate

1946           Sold
Used on patrols to stop illegal immigration.

 

HDML_1147  Anderson Rigden & Perkins, Whitstable 22/5/42

Known Crew

TSLt           B S Marlborough RNVR TSLt 12/2/42 HMS St Christopher for MLs 11/5/42 HMS Edinburgh Castle (Freetown, Sierra Leone) for MLs 17/8/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1147 25/3/43 53rd MTB Flotilla MTB 740 24/7/44 TLt 12/8/44

TSLt           D McA Cameron RANVR SLt 13/11/42 HMS Philoctetes II (Freetown, Sierra Leone) HDML 1147 24/3/43 Lt 13/11/43 HDML 1161 15/3/45

 

Wartime Activities

8/9/42         ML 1147 and ML 1160 joined West Africa Command from U.K. by freight

 

Post War Fate

6/45            For disposal

 

HDML_1148  Moody, Swanwick Shore, Southampton 23/4/42

Known Crew

Lt               Khan 120th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1148

TLt             H M Verma RINVR 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1148

Lt G           R Percival RINVR Lt 17/10/43 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1148 56th ML Flotilla ML 419 1944

TSLt           L F Osmund RINVR 120th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1148 27/1/44 TLt 1/4/44 HMS Cheetah (Bombay)

TSLt           L Alvares RINVR TSLt 26/4/43 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1148 HMS Cheetah (Bombay)

TSLt           D R Grant RINVR TSLt 8/7/43 HDML 1109 14/1/44 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1148 136th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1267 1945

TSLt           R A Milner RINVR 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1148

TSLt           G M Thea RINVR 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1148 21/1/44

TMid           D W Ireland RINVR TMid 9/1/43 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1148 28/5/43 17th MTB Flotilla First Lieutenant MTB 286 HMS Cheetah (Bombay) 1944

TMid          I G Bowers RINVR 120th ML Flotilla HDML 1148 8/43

 

Wartime Activities

1943           Royal Indian Navy

120th ML Flotilla
ML 1125, ML 1148, ML 1151

 

Post War Fate

1947           Sold

 

HDML_1149  Moody, Swanwick Shore, Southampton 29/5/42

Known Crew

TLt             A H Dongray RNVR Commanding Officer HDML 1149 20/5/42 HMS Mosquito (Alexandria) for MTBs 11/7/42 TLt 14/11/42 Commanding Officer ML 357 8/10/43

TLt             R N Rothwell RNVR TLt 16/7/42 HMS St Christopher for MLs 25/9/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1144, Commanding Officer HDML 1149 10/4/44

TLt             K J Hall RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 5/10/42 TLt 3/7/43 25th ML Flotilla ML 338 Commanding Officer HDML 1149 12/11/44   

 

Wartime Activities

 

Post War Fate

4/9/45         Greek Navy = Klissoura

1962           For disposal