HDML Boats 1101 to 1150

HDML 1101

Irrawadi Flotilla Company, Rangoon 7/41

Wartime Activities

  • 1944 Royal Indian Navy

Post War History

  • 1947 Sold

HDML 1102

Irrawadi Flotilla Company, Rangoon 10/41

London Gazette 20/10/42 – For services off the coast of Burma 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 HDML 1102 Died 5/5/42 For services off the coast of Burma May 1942 MID
  • TASLt O J Baptista RINVR TASLt 14/6/44 HDML 1102
  • LSto George Arthur Kinsman Burma RNVR HDML 1102 For services off the coast of Burma May 1942 MID
  • Serang Ibrahim (Civilian) HDML 1102 For services as a pilot during a patrol off the coast of Burma in May 1942 BEM(Civ)

Wartime Activities

  • 5/42 Patrols off the coast of Burma
  • 1944 Royal Indian Navy

Post War History

  • 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 History

  • 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 Than Pe Burma RNVR
  • MID Lt Valdemar Dallas Wickner Burma RNVR

Known Crew

  • Lt Bo Kin Maung Burma RNVR HDML 1104 For services off the coast of Burma in 1942 MID
  • Herbert Ernest Brewer
    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. Had previously served in MTB 09 at Hong Kong, until that vessel was scuttled in Mirs Bay on 26/12/41, a result of the Japanese invasion. Crew escaped to Burma, over 3000 miles away, Died 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 For services off the coast of Burma in 1942 MID
  • Lt James Godfrey McCulloch Burma RNVR HDML 1104 MID 1942
  • Lt Than Pe Burma RNVR HDML 1104 For services off the coast of Burma in 1942 MID 1942
  • Lt Valdemar Dallas Wickner Burma RNVR HDML 1104 For services off the coast of Burma in 1942 MID

Wartime Activities

  • 5/42 Patrols off the coast of Burma
  • 1944 Royal Indian Navy

Post War History

  • 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 HDML 1105 25/10/43 – 7/45 Had served in the merchant navy with the British India Line and attempted to join Tanganika RNR at Dar Es Salaam. Joined Kenya RNR 1942. Promoted to Lt before 7/45. In 1946, served in HMS Tana, 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 History

  • 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 History

  • 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 HMS Conway – 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 History

  • 4/48 Sold

HDML 1108

Africa Mirine, Mombasa, Kenya 6/6/44

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

  • Eng Solomon G Kennar

London Gazette 23/1/45 – For removing a burning demolition charge

  • 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 HDML 1108 Ungazetted Award of Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal for rescue of survivors from HDML 1057
  • AB Bertie Reginald John Green LT/JX378346 HDML 1108 For removing a burning demolition charge MID

Wartime Activities

  • 13/10/44 ML1057 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 History

  • 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 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1109. Died 23/04/1944, aged 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 History

  • 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 History

  • 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 History

  • 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 History

  • 1947 To India upon partition
  • 8/51 Indian Navy = 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 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1113. Died on Saturday 15 September 1945, aged 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 History

  • 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 55th ML Flotilla ML 440 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1115 121st ML Flotilla 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 History

  • 11/46 For disposal

HDML 1115

Garden Reach, Calcutta 10/6/43

London Gazette 2/5/42 – For Operations Blast and Bandoola (Eastern Fleet ML operations in late 1943)

  • 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 For Operations Blast and Bandoola (Eastern Fleet ML operations in late 1943) MID
  • Lt Simpson RINVR 121st ML Flotilla 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 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1115 121st ML Flotilla 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 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 attempt to navigate in 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 History

  • 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 History

  • 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 History

  • 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 HDML 1118. Died in attack by friendly aircraft 07/10/1944, aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Sen, of Laban, Shillong, Assam
  • Mid J G Bowers RINVR 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1118
  • MtrEng1 D Joshua 77213 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1118. Died in attack by friendly aircraft 07/10/1944. (On loan from HDML 1120.)
  • AB Appachan 8116 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1118. Died in attack by friendly aircraft 07/10/1944.
  • OrdSig R Gopal Krishan 14176 HDML 1118. Died in attack by friendly aircraft 07/10/1944.

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
  • 28/7/44 HDML 1118 engaged by Japanese 75-mm guns situated on the Mayu range south of Maungdaw, with a number of near misses. Range too great to reply. Army batteries engaged Japanese guns
  • 12/8/44 HDML 1118 encountered a craft in the entrance of the Naaf River and was engaged with machine gun fire, craft sunk.
  • 12/9/44 HDML 1118 anchored off St. Martin’s Island and officers proceeded ashore. Locals reported a crashed aircraft and HDML 1118 searched, found a force-landed Spitfire and rescued the pilot who was landed at Kappagaung.
  • 12/9/44 HDML 1118, HDML 1119 and HDML 1120 ordered to stand by in support of the army south of Maungdaw and early on the next day were 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 anchored off Maungdaw, two Spitfires approached and attacked. Two officers and seven ratings died, four officers and fourteen ratings wounded, and H.D.M.L. 1119 sunk. H.D.M.L. 1118 badly damaged, patched up at Tombru before proceeding to Calcutta for proper repairs.

Post War History

  • 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 07/10/ 1944 of wounds received in attack by friendly aircraft. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Kalapasi, of Bombay, India Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery 4. F. 24
  • LSea Yusuf Muhammad 4952. Died in attack by friendly aircraft 07/10/1944.
  • AB Majid Abdul 13702 137th ML Flotilla HDML 1119. Died in attack by friendly aircraft 07/10/1944, aged 22. Son of Ghaturan Begum, of Qaziani, Ambala, India
  • AB R Fernandes 19621. Died in attack by friendly aircraft 07/10/1944, aged 25. Son of D. Martin Fernandes, of Kallikulam, Tinnevelly, India
  • OTel Ved Prakash 9811 137th ML Flotilla ML 1119. Died in attack by friendly aircraft 07/10/1944, aged. 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 ordered to stand by in support of the army south of Maungdaw and early next day were 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 anchored off Maungdaw, two Spitfires approached and attacked. Two officers and seven ratings died, four officers and fourteen ratings wounded, and H.D.M.L. 1119 sunk. H.D.M.L. 1118 badly damaged, patched up at Tombru before proceeding to Calcutta for proper repairs.

HDML 1120

Garden Reach, Calcutta 22/7/43

Known Crew

  • Lt Edwin Watson Oakley RINVR Lt 3/2/43 55th ML Flotilla ML 477 For operations Blast and Bandoola Late 1943 MID 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 121st ML Flotilla HDML 1118. Died in attack by friendly aircraft 07/10/1944, aged 29. (On loan from HDML 1120.) Husband of Edna Joshua, of Godavari, India
  • OrdSig R Gopal Krishan 14176. Died 07/10/1944, aged 19, 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 attempt to navigate in Irrawaddi Delta owing to shallow water. Attacked by Japanese bombers off Bassein Point. HDML 1120 developed engine trouble, forced to anchor off Foul Island to effect repairs.
  • 15/1/44 ML 477, HDML 1115 and HDML 1120 returned to Chittagong. River patrols in the Naaf, based at Tombru
  • 12/9/44 HDML 1118, HDML 1119 and HDML 1120 ordered to stand by in support of the army south of Maungdaw and early on the next day were 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 was sent on an air-sea rescue operation. The operation lasted for six days, and was supported by R.A.F. Liberators, but was unsuccessful
  • 4/11/44 HDML 1116 and HDML 1120 recovered all but one of the crew of a Flying Fortress about 110 miles south of Bassein Point

Post War History

  • 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

  • Mediterrean
  • 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 List 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 (Alexandria) 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 HDML 1122 New Year Honours 1947 BEM
  • Sea William Charles Bruce Wilson LT/JX241305 HDML 1122 New Years Honours List 1946 DSM
  • Tel Douglas Barrow D/JX340355 (1942) HDML 1122
  • Tel John Parry Died Australia 1978.

Wartime Activities

  • Mediterranean

Memoir of Tel Douglas Barrow…

“Eventually I arrived in ALGERIA aboard a vessel called THE TALMA, quite an experience. We continued our journey by rail across to Alexandria, thence to Coastal Forces Base at RAZ EL TIN where I was supposed to join MGB 357which wasn’t there! So I crewed aboard H.D.M.L. 1122 which was short a Sparks. 1122 was a bug infested, tragic vessel. During my short stay we were fumigated, slipped for engine reconditioning etc sailed on compass and speed trials. Outside Alexandria harbour the Skipper requested test firing of our depth charges….permission granted….everything prepared….Order given…FIRE….engine room simultaneously went DEAD SLOW ! TALK ABOUT PANIC STATIONS! SKIPPER SCREAMED…”FULL AHEAD, DELAY FIRING ORDER!”…………..TOO LATE………..we were vainly trying to get up to 10 knots, but next came the BANGS…..up went 1122….everything breakable broke. We finished up being towed back to base where we were slipped again to have the engine replaced. Boy…..that’s only part of my 1122 experience. We did hear later on that (maybe 1944 that 1122 had sailed into RHODES (which was still enemy occupied), because they’d sort of lost their way!! Incidentally the C’xon, Bob Simpson and most of the crew were ex trawler men and really great Fellows to be with, but 1122 was a bad ship and I really was glad to be off her.”

Photos courtesy Max Parry, son of John (Jackie) Parry

Post War History

  • 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 History

  • 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 were all transferred to the Turkish Navy. ML 1153 was 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 For Operations Blast and Bandoola (Eastern Fleet ML operations in late 1943) MID
  • 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 History

  • 1947 Sold

HDML 1126

Berthon Boat, Lymington 21/5/42

Photograph 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

  • 113th ML Flotilla
  • Mediterranean
  • 23/9/42 HDML 1126, HDML 1149 and HDML 1159 of 113th ML Flotilla arrived at Suez for service on the Mediterranean Station

Post War History

  • 27/6/46 Palestine Police
  • Used on patrols to stop illegal immigration

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
  • 6/11/42 ML 280, ML 463, ML 469, ML 471, ML 480 and ML 483 and HDML 1127, HDML 1128, HDML 1139 and HDML 1142 sail from Gibraltar, after dark, for Operation Torch
  • 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 was around three miles west of the small harbour when an air attack developed. A near miss from a bomb dropped by a FW 190 exploded two feet from the starboard quarter and ripped out the bottom of the boat. Rear Admiral Rhoderick R McGrigor was blown off the bridge and landed on the deck, injuring a leg. MTB 77 sank off Vibo Valentia, Italy and survivors were recovered by HDML 1128, which hoisted the admiral’s flag. ML 1128 took over as the flagship of Rear Admiral Rhoderick R McGrigor, who continued to direct operations despite a leg injury. ML 1128 lead an LST, carrying artillery, into the beach under heavy fire. Landing the artillery proved to be the turning point of the action. ML 1128 was hit forty times during the action.
  • 16/11/43 Free French – VP 9
  • Transferred in Algeria

Post War History

  • French Navy VP9

HDML 1128

Berthon Boat, Lymington 30/6/42

London Gazette 21/12/43 – For Operation Husky – Invasion of Sicily

  • MID TLt Douglas John Browne RANVR
  • MID ACMMch Daniel Greenhalgh D/MX74299

London Gazette 25/1/44 – For Operations Baytown and Ferdy landings in Italy in September 1943

  • 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 HDML 1128 For Operations Baytown and Ferdy landings in Italy in September 1943 MID

Wartime Activities

  • Mediterranean
  • 11/42 Operation Torch – Invasion of Algeria
  • 6/11/42 ML 280, ML 463, ML 469, ML 471, ML 480 and ML 483 and HDML 1127, HDML 1128, HDML 1139 and HDML 1142 sail from Gibraltar, after dark, for Operation Torch
  • 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
  • At 0800, with Rear Admiral Rhoderick R McGrigor, Flag Officer Sicily and supervising the landing, embarked, MTB 77 was around three miles west of the small harbour when an air attack developed. A near miss from a bomb dropped by a FW 190 exploded two feet from the starboard quarter and ripped out the bottom of the boat. Rear Admiral Rhoderick McGrigor was blown off the bridge and landed on the deck, injuring a leg. MTB 77 sank off Vibo Valentia, Italy and survivors were recovered by HDML 1128, which hoisted the admiral’s flag.
  • ML 1128 took over as the flagship of Rear Admiral Rhoderick R McGrigor, who continued to direct operations despite a leg injury. ML 1128 lead an LST, carrying artillery, into the beach under heavy fire. Landing the artillery proved to be the turning point of the action. ML 1128 was hit forty times during the action.
  • 1944 Free French – VP 6

HDML 1128

HDML 1129

Thornycroft, Hampton 23/4/42

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 History

  • 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

Post War History

  • 1946 Sold
  • Devon Princess
  • 1996  Beached and burned at Topsham

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 History

  • 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
  • Transferred in Algeria

HDML 1133

Thornycroft, Hampton 27/6/42

Wartime Activities

  • 1/9/43 Free French
  • 1944 VP 7
  • Transferred in Algeria

Post War History

  • 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 History

  • 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
  • Transferred in Algeria

Post War History

  • French Navy VP14

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 Freetown, Sierra Leone

HDML 1138

Robinson, Lowestoft, Norfolk 17/11/42

Wartime Activities

  • 5/43 Free French – Transferred in Algeria
  • 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 United Kingdom to Gibraltar – Mediterranean
  • 11/42 Operation Torch – Invasion of Algeria
  • 6/11/42 ML 280, ML 463, ML 469, ML 471, ML 480 and ML 483 and HDML 1127, HDML 1128, HDML 1139 and HDML 1142 sail from Gibraltar, after dark, for Operation Torch
  • 1944 Free French = VP 16 Transferred in Algeria

Post War History

  • French Navy VP16

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 TASLt HDML 1140 28/5/43 TSLt 22/7/43 149th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1387 12/43 For good service distributing instructions in the assault anchorage after the first landings in Normandy MID 1944 TLt 1/2/45

Post War History

  • 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

Post War History

  • French Navy VP 22

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
  • 6/11/42 ML 280, ML 463, ML 469, ML 471, ML 480 and ML 483 and HDML 1127, HDML 1128, HDML 1139 and HDML 1142 sailed from Gibraltar, after dark, for Operation Torch
  • 14/1/44 Free French – VP13
    Transferred in Algeria

Post War History

  • French Navy VP13

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

  • 04/02/43 Free French – Palmyre VP31 – Transferred at Port Said
  • 5/3/44 ML 1007, ML1143 (Free French), ML1158 and ML1164 (Free French) engaged in fire fighting after an explosion in ML 387 at Beirut. Four men mentioned in despatches. ML 387 lost and Commanding Officer awarded Albert Medal for fire fighting until the boat blew up

Post War History

  • French Navy VP 31

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 – Transferred in Algeria

Post War History

  • French Navy VP15

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

Post War History

  • Converted to a minesweeper at Algiers – Operation Antidote
  • 5/1/46 Transferred to Palestine Police – Used on patrols to stop illegal immigration

HDML 1146

Anderson Rigden & Perkins, Whitstable 6/6/42

London Gazette 11/4/43 – Salvage of a Catalina aircraft at Gibraltar

  • 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 History

  • 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 History

  • 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 History

  • 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

  • 23/9/42 HDML 1126, HDML 1149 and HDML 1159 of the 113th ML Flotilla arrived at Suez for service on Mediterranean Station

Post War History

  • 4/9/45 Greek Navy = Klissoura
  • 1962 For disposal

HDML 1150

Blackmore, Bideford, Devon 10/5/42

Known Crew

  • TLt R R Harvey SANF(V) TLt 24/10/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1150 11/43
  • TSLt J R Pearce SANF(V) TSLt 29/1/42 HDML 1150 11/43 HMS Verbena (Corvette) HMS Rosebay (Corvette)
  • TSLt A J A Brummage RNVR TASLt 28/7/44 HMS Afrikander (Simonstown, South Africa) TSLt 28/1/45 HDML 1150 1/2/45

Wartime Activities

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

Post War History

  • 22/7/47 Sold

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