HDML Boats 1451 to 1494

HDML 1451

Harris & Parsons, Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA 26/3/45

Known Crew

  • TSLt R G Norris RNVR TSLt 8/4/44 52nd MTB Flotilla MTB 758 HDML 1451 3/45

Wartime Activities

  • Royal Navy (Lend Lease)

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB22
  • 1945 Returned to United States Navy
  • Passed to Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Wolf
  • 1972 Listed in Janes Fighting Ships in Indonesia Navy as RP 109

HDML 1452

Harris & Parsons, Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA 19/4/45

Known Crew

  • TSLt J R Wiles RNVR TASLt 6/10/44 HDML 1452 2/45 TSLt 6/4/45

Wartime Activities

  • Royal Navy (Lend Lease)

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB23
  • 10/45 Returned to United States Navy

HDML 1453

Perkins & Vaughan, Wickford, Rhode Island, USA 24/1/45

Known Crew

  • TSLt H E Roberts RNVR TSLt 21/10/44 53rd MTB Flotilla Based at Portsmouth and Ostend MTB 774 HDML 1453 2/45 HMS Golden Hind (Sidney, NSW)

Wartime Activities

  • Royal Navy (Lend Lease)

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB12
  • 1945 Returned to United States Navy
  • Passed to Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Bever

HDML 1454

Perkins & Vaughan, Wickford, Rhode Island, USA 13/3/45

Known Crew

  • TSLt D C Shipley RNVR TSLt 14/7/44 HDML 1454 2/45 HMS Golden Hind (Sydney, NSW)

Wartime Activities

  • Royal Navy (Lend Lease)

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB24
  • 1945 Returned to United States Navy
  • Passed to Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Luipaard
  • 1972 Listed in Janes Fighting Ships in Indonesia Navy as RP 114

HDML 1455

Perkins & Vaughan, Wickford, Rhode Island, USA 2/4/45

Known Crew

  • TSLt J B Johnston RNVR TASLt 20/10/44 HDML 1455 2/45 TSLt 20/4/45 HMS Golden Hind (Sydney, NSW)

Wartime Activities

  • Royal Navy (Lend Lease)

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB25
  • 10/45 Returned to United States Navy
  • 1963 Registered by James B. Hendry, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 350, Moore Haven, Florida, as the 70-ton yacht Dry Hen, homeported at Tampa
  • 1974 Out of documentation and awarded a motorboat number

HDML 1456

Blackmore, Bideford, Devon 25/7/44

Known Crew

  • TLt P J Burn RNVR TSLt 17/7/42 HMS Edinburgh Castle (Freetown, Sierra Leone) for MLs 11/9/42 HMS Philoctetes II (Freetown, Sierra Leone) TLt 17/7/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1456 27/6/44
  • TMid J C Lawman RNVR TMid 3/3/44 HDML 1456 16/10/44
  • Sea Victor John Elders LT/JX 428536 HDML 1456. Died 20/08/1945. Cause unknown. Son of Ephraim Elders, and of Elizabeth Elders, of Cowley, Oxford

Wartime Activities

  • 2/5/45 Operation Dracula – Assault on Rangoon

Post War History

  • 8/45 Lent to Burma
  • 1/48 Gift to Burma. COs included SLt K T Lwin BRNVR
  • Burmese Navy = MGB 1456

HDML 1457

Blackmore, Bideford, Devon 21/9/44

HDML1457

Known Crew

  • TLt Geoffrey Noel Hardiman RNVR ML 511 8/6/43 TSLt 1/7/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1422 5/4/44For good service distributing instructions in the assault anchorage after the first landings in Normandy DSC Commanding Officer HDML 1457 11/44 TLt 1/1/45 HMS Wayland (Repair ship) 20/11/45 – 22/1/46
  • TSLt G R Goodwin SANF(V) TSLt 11/3/43 104th ML Flotilla Based at Freetown, Sierra Leone Commanding Officer HDML 1019 24/3/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1457 10/9/44 HDML 1400 30/11/44 TLt 11/3/45 Commanding Officer ML 863 6/5/45
  • TSLt W P Gunn RNVR HDML 1457 11/9/44 TSLt 16/11/44

TLt Geoffrey Noel Hardiman RNVR

Post War History

  • 1/7/46 To France = VP42

HDML 1458

Hillyard, Littlehampton, West Sussex 27/11/44

Known Crew

  • TSLt J L B Hitchcock RNVR ML 244 4/43 TSLt 1/9/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1458 2/11/44
    TSLt A B Jack RANR TSLt 12/10/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1458 11/4/45
    TASLt J Scougal TMid 21/7/44 TASLt 12/12/44 HDML 1458

Post War History

  • 1947 Sold

HDML 1459

Hillyard, Littlehampton, West Sussex 6/3/45

Known Crew

  • TLt R H Eastwood RNVR TSLt 18/4/43 HMS Astraea (Cameroons) Commanding Officer HDML 1459 22/2/45 TLt 18/4/45

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB36
  • 9/46 For disposal at Calcutta

HDML 1460

Hillyard, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Post War History

  • Cancelled

HDML 1461

McGruer, Clynder, Scotland 7/6/44

Post War History

  • Air Safety Launch = ASL16
  • 8/46 For disposal

HDML 1462

McGruer, Clynder, Scotland 27/7/44

London Gazette 11/9/45 – For the surrender of a Japanese unit in Burma in 6/45

  • DSC TLt Sydney Mitchell RNVR

Known Crew

  • TLt Sydney Mitchell RNVR HMS Edinburgh Castle (Freetown, Sierra Leone) for MLs 7/10/42 TSLt 28/8/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1462 16/10/44 TLt 28/2/45 For the surrender of a Japanese unit in Burma in 6/45 DSC
  • TASLt P D Powell RNVR TMid 7/4/44 HDML 1462 28/1/45 16/10/44 TASLt 14/2/45 HMS Cheetah (Bombay)

Wartime Activities

  • 2/5/45 Operation Dracula – Assault on Rangoon
  • 6/45 Surrender of a Japanese unit in Burma

Post War History

  • 8/45 Loaned to Burma
  • 1/48 Gift to Burma
  • Burmese Navy = MGB 1462

HDML 1463

McGruer, Clynder, Scotland 18/9/44

London Gazette 20/11/45 – For minesweeping in the Irrawaddy river prior to the assault on Rangoon 5/45

  • DSM LSea Thomas Alex Inkster LT/JX400060

Known Crew

  • TSLt J Sweenie RNVR TASLt 7th ML Flotilla 8/3/43 TSLt 4/6/43 ML 598 25/11/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1463 8/9/44
  • TSLt J D Colledge RNVR First Lieutenant HDML 1463 11/9/44 TSLt 26/11/44
  • LSea Thomas Alex Inkster LT/JX400060 HDML 1463 For minesweeping in the Irrawaddy river prior to the assault on Rangoon 5/45 DSM

Wartime Activities

  • 5/45 Minesweeping in the Irrawaddy river prior to the assault on Rangoon
  • 2/5/45 Operation Dracula – Assault on Rangoon

Post War History

  • 8/45 Loaned to Burma
  • 1/48 Gift to Burma

HDML 1464

McGruer, Clynder, Scotland

Post War History

  • Cancelled 1944

HDML 1465

Berthon Boat, Lymington 26/5/44

HDML 1465

London Gazette 5/12/44 – For a series of actions in the Channel

  • MID TSLt Alan Otter Barber RNVR

London Gazette 19/12/44 – For good service distributing instructions in the assault anchorage after the first landings in Normandy

  • MID LSea Clifford William Sharpe LT/JX218943
  • MID Engm Frederick David Kersley LT/KX124756

Known Crew

  • TSLt Alan Otter Barber RNVR TSLt 12/6/42 HMS Leonidas (Takoradi, Gold Coast) Commanding Officer HDML 1465 8/5/44 For a series of actions in the Channel MID Operation Neptune – Invasion of Normandy TLt 23/8/44
  • TASLt J A (C J?) Humphrey RNVR First Lieutenant HDML 1465 8/5/44 TSLt 4/8/44
  • LSea Clifford William Sharpe LT/JX218943
  • Engm Frederick David Kersley LT/KX124756
  • Sto1 Alastair Campbell McLean Kerr KX 528199 Sto2 HMS Duke 14/6/43, HMS Europa 20/7/43, HMS Midge (Great Yarmouth) 28/8/43, HMS Europa 2/10/43, ASto1 HDML 1409 31/12/43, HMS Europa 9/3/44 – 9/4/44, HMS Europa 7/10/45. LSto 30/10/45, HDML 1465 19/11/45, Eng 31/7/46. Released 30/12/46

Alastair Campbell McLean Kerr

Alastair Campbell McLean Kerr

Wartime Activities

  • Operation Neptune – Invasion of Normandy
  • A series of actions in the Channel (Gazette Date – 5/12/44)
  • Distributing instructions in the assault anchorage after the first landings in Normandy (Gazette Date – 19/12/44)

Post War History

  • 1945 Sold

HDML 1466

Berthon Boat, Lymington 25/7/44

Known Crew

  • TLt 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 L W Milne RNVR First Lieutenant HDML 1466 24/7/44 TASLt 21/9/44 TSLt 21/3/45

Post War Fate

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB67
  • 1947 Sold

HDML 1467

Berthon Boat, Lymington 28/9/44

Known Crew

  • Colin William MorleyTSLt Colin William Morley RNVR TASLt 30/3/43 Third Officer MTB 671 26/7/43 TSLt 30/9/43 MTB 671 was sunk on 24/4/44 when he survived five hours in the sea before being picked up. Commanding Officer HDML 1467 25/8/44 – 7/45. TLt 30/9/45 In March 1946 was serving in HMS Chinkara (Landing Craft Base in Cochin. Born 30/3/23 in Hanover Square, London. Qualified as a doctor in 1952 and was a GP in Eastbourne until 1983. Died in Eastbourne on 8/10/1998.
  • TSLt Ronald Boothman RNVR Mid 2/6/44 First Lieutenant HDML 1467 18/9/44 TASLt 4/3/45. Assumed command. HDML 1467. Died 08/10/04

Wartime Activities

  • Took part in landings at Akyal, Ramee and Rangoon.

Memories of SLt Ronald Bootham, courtesy of his son, Phil Boothman…

Post War History

  • 8/45 Loaned to Burma
  • 1/48 Gift to Burma
  • Burmese Navy = MGB 1467

HDML 1468

Berthon Boat, Lymington 11/12/44

Known Crew

  • TLt J M Betty RNVR First Lieutenant ML 145 22/2/43 TSLt 9/4/43 HMS Mantis 149th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1416 10/1/44 Operation Neptune – Invasion of Normandy Commanding Officer HDML 1468 24/11/44 TLt 9/4/45
  • TSLt A R Tunstall RNVR TSLt 14/9/44 HMS Wildfire HDML 1468 12/2/45

Post War History

  • 1947 Sold

HDML 1469

Sittingbourne Shipbuilding Company, Kent 4/7/44

Known Crew

  • Lt G B Forshaw RNVR TSLt ML 285 9/43 Lt 29/10/43 HDML 1469#
  • TASLt F A Dark RNVR HDML 1469 29/5/44 TSLt 25/8/44
  • WEng James Allen RNVR 06/44 – 09/45
  • Ord Hugh Lyon C/JX 658220. Died 25/05/1945 of an unknown illness, aged 19. Son of Robert and Annie Lyon, of Carron, Falkirk. Buried in Larbert Cemetery, Stirlingshire

Warrant Engineer James Allen

Warrant Engineer James Allen
Photograph courtesy of Chris Allen, son

Commanding Officer’s report on Warrant Officer Allen

Commanding Officer’s report on Warrant Officer Allen
Courtesy of Chris Allen, son

Wartime Activities

  • 05/06/44 – Based St Christopher
  • 01/10/44 – Based HMS Hornet, Gosport
  • 29/06/1945 Based HMS Wildfire

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB68
  • 9/9/47 Sold

HDML 1470

Sittingbourne Shipbuilding Company, Kent 3/10/44

Known Crew

  • TSLt G C Brittain RNVR TASLt ML 583 5/10/43 TSLt 11/12/43 HDML 1470 1/45
  • TSLt R E Dalzell RNVR TSLt 6/11/42 HMS Good Hope (Port Elizabeth) HDML 1470 1944 Commanding Officer HDML 1414 21/1/45 TLt 6/5/45
  • TASLt MR C Barker RNVR TMid 26/5/44 HDML 1470 29/9/44 TASLt 29/4/45

Post War History

  • 1947 Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Jaguar

HDML 1471

Sittingbourne Shipbuilding Company, Kent 9/1/45

Known Crew

  • SLt A C Lindsay RNVR TSLt 4/12/41 ML 181 16/5/43 HDML 1471 1/1/45
  • SLt M Matthews RNVR SLt 24/3/44 108th ML Flotilla Based at Freetown HDML 1076 20/4/44 HMS Philoctetes II (Freetown, Sierra Leone) HDML 1471
  • TASLt E L Moser RNVR TMid 14/7/44 HMS Benbow (Trinidad) TASLt 30/1/45 HDML 1471 28/6/45

Wartime Activities

  • 26/3/45 Attacks a German midget submarine

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB71
  • 4/3/48 Sold

HDML 1472

Huckins Yacht Corporation, USA 13/3/45

Known Crew

  • TSLt C I Tighe RNVR TSLt 28/4/43 52nd MTB Flotilla MTB 791 HDML 1472 2/45

Wartime Activities

  • Royal Navy (Lend Lease)

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB13
  • 1945 Returned to United States Navy
  • 1945 Passed to Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Marter
  • 1972 Listed in Janes Fighting Ships in Indonesia Navy as RP 111

HDML 1473

Huckins Yacht Corporation, USA 17/1/45

HDML1473

Known Crew

  • TSLt B Boulcot RNVR TMid 25/12/42 TSLt 29/2/44 HDML 1473

Wartime Activities

  • Royal Navy (Lend Lease)

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB14
  • 1945 Returned to United States Navy
  • 1945 Passed to Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Wezel (Photo 47/48)
  • 1972 Listed in Janes Fighting Ships in Indonesia Navy as RP 112

HDML 1474

Huskins Yacht Corporation, USA 17/3/45

Known Crew

  • TSLt A A Kennedy RNVR TASLt 19/9/44 ML 297 TSLt 19/3/45 HDML 1474 12/4/45

Wartime Activities

  • Royal Navy (Lend Lease)

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB26
  • 1945 Returned to United States Navy
  • 1945 Passed to Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Leeuw

HDML 1475

Huckins Yacht Corporation, USA 17/3/45

London Gazette 11/12/45 – Wind up of the war in Europe

  • MID PO Engm Robert Alfred McCarron LT/KX156101

Known Crew

  • TSLt B Bulcott RNVR HDML 1475 22/3/45
  • TSLt H Bennett RNVR TMid HMS Attack small craft 3/5/43 TASLt 7/4/43 ML 544 2/6/43 TSLt 7/10/43 HDML 1475 4/45
  • PO Eng Robert Alfred McCarron LT/KX156101 (Previously served in HDML 1410) HMS Duke Sto2 1/7/42, HMS Victory 4/8/42, HMS Europa (RNPS) 21/8/42, HMS Brinmaric. Based at HMS Bee 27/9/42 HDML 1410 at HMS St Christopher 12/2/44, Based at HMS Aggressive (Newhaven) 15/5/44, HDML 1476 at HMS Wildfire (Sheerness) 1/12/44, based at HMS Pembroke 1/10/45, based HMS Eskimo16/6/46. Transferred to HMS Pembroke and released 26/10/45 Birthday Honours 1945 MID Wind up of the war in Europe MID

Robert Alfred McCarron

PO Eng Robert Alfred McCarron

Wartime Activities

  • Royal Navy (Lend Lease)

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB27
  • 1945 Returned to United States Navy
  • 1945 Passed to Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Bison

HDML 1476

McLean, Renfrew Scotland 11/8/44

HDML1476

HDML 1413 with HDML 1476 outboard in Kiel 9/45 (taken from HDML 1414)

London Gazette 14/6/45 – Birthday Honours 1945

  • MID PO Engm Robert Alfred McCarron LT/KX156101

HDML1476

Known Crew

  • TLt R J Smith RNVR 151st ML Flotilla Based Portsmouth. Commanding Officer HDML 1410 31/1/44 Operation Neptune – Invasion of Normandy Commanding Officer HDML 1476 3/8/44 TLt 19/8/44
  • TSLt Sydney E Downer RNVR TSLt 1/4/44 151st ML Flotilla Based Portsmouth. First Lieutenant HDML 1410 Operation Neptune – Invasion of Normandy First Lieutenant HDML 1476 3/8/44
  • PO Eng Robert Alfred McCarron LT/KX156101 (Previously served in HDML 1410) HMS Duke Sto2 1/7/42, HMS Victory 4/8/42, HMS Europa (RNPS) 21/8/42, HMS Brinmaric. Based at HMS Bee 27/9/42 HDML 1410 at HMS St Christopher 12/2/44, Based at HMS Aggressive (Newhaven) 15/5/44, HDML 1476 at HMS Wildfire (Sheerness) 1/12/44, based HMS Pembroke 1/10/45, based HMS Eskimo16/6/46. Transferred to HMS Pembroke and released 26/10/45 Birthday Honours 1945 MID Wind up of the war in Europe MID

Robert Alfred McCarron

PPO Eng Robert Alfred McCarron

Wartime Activities

  • 1/12/44 HDML 1476 at HMS Wildfire (Sheerness)

Post War History

  • 1/10/45 Based at HMS Pembroke
  • 16/6/46 Based on HMS Eskimo
  • 11/47 Sold

HDML 1477

McLean, Renfrew Scotland 12/9/44

Known Crew

  • TSLt B F P Millard RNVR TSLt 5/8/43 MASB 23 8/43 (Rescue craft at HMS Wasp, Dover) Commanding Officer HDML 1477 16/10/44
  • TSLt Devon Osmond Close RNZNVR TASLt HDML 1477 16/10/44 TSLt 19/11/44 13th ML Flotilla ML 182 17/4/45 HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ)

Post War History

  • 8/45 Lent to Burma
  • 1/48 Gift to Burma
  • Burmese Navy = MGB 1477

HDML 1478

McLean, Renfrew Scotland 19/11/44

Known Crew

  • TSLt K J Hodges RNVR First Lieutenant ML 158 27/6/43 TSLt 12/9/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1478 12/44

Post War History

  • 8/45 Lent to Burma
  • 1/48 Gift to Burma
  • Burmese Navy = MGB 1478

HDML 1479

Anderson Rigden & Perkins, Whitstable 12/10/44

Known Crew

  • TSLt G W Hoddinott RNVR TSLt 10/7/42 HMS Edinburgh Castle (Freetown, Sierra Leone) for MLs 11/9/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1479 9/10/44
  • TSLt D R Cottrill RNVR TASLt 9/6/44 HDML 1479 2/10/44 TSLt 9/12/44
  • Andrew FraserAB Andrew Fraser (pictured)  J/X642099 ML 869 HMS St Christopher 28/4/44 HMS Hornet 7/6/44 13th MTB Flotilla 29/6/44 Based Portsmouth MTB 212 1/7/44 Operation Neptune – Invasion of Normandy HMS Hornet 19/9/44 HMS Collingwood 13/10/44 Air/Sea Rescue 55th Flotilla 27/12/44 ML 869 [attached to 3rd Commando Brigade, 14th Army, Burma] 2/3/45 HDML 1479 12/45 – 4/8/46 Born 4/12/45 and died 4/6/2006

Post War History

  • 1947 Royal Netherlands Navy 1947
  • = Vos
  • = RP101

HDML1479

HDML1479

HDML 1480

Anderson Rigden & Perkins, Whitstable 17/2/45

Known Crew

  • TLt H E Collis RNVR TSLt 25/3/43 HMS Mantis (Lowestoft) Commanding Officer HDML 1480 12/2/45 TLt 15/3/45

Post War History

  • 7/46 For disposal at Bombay

HDML 1481

Robinson, Lowestoft, Norfolk

  • Cancelled 1945
  • Completed as a yacht

HDML 1482

Robinson, Lowestoft, Norfolk

  • Cancelled 1945

HDML 1483

Berthon Boat, Lymington 20/2/45

Known Crew

  • TLt T H Barker RNVR TSLt 13/11/42 HMS St Christopher TLt 13/8/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1049 27/9/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1483 30/12/44 HMS Mayina (Colombo)
  • TSLt G A F Pedlar SANF(V) TSLt 19/6/44 HMS Black Bat (Devonport) HDML 1483 5/45

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB37
  • 1946 For disposal
  • Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Hermelijn

HDML 1484

Berthon Boat, Lymington

  • Cancelled

HDML 1485

Berthon Boat, Lymington

  • Cancelled

HDML 1486

Blackmore, Bideford, Devon 22/11/44

Known Crew

  • TLt C S Calder RNVR TSLt 27/11/42 150th ML Flotilla HDML 1382 8/43 Operation Neptune – Invasion of Normandy Commanding Officer HDML 1486 5/11/44
  • TSLt J D M Ford RNVR TASLt 28/7/44 HDML 1486 5/11/44 TSLt 28/1/45

Post War History

  • 8/45 Lent to Burma
  • 1/48 Gift to Burma
  • Burmese Navy = MGB1486

HDML 1487

Blackmore, Bideford, Devon

  • Cancelled 1944

HDML 1488

Moody, Swanwick Shore, Southampton 11/11/44

Known Crew

  • TSLt H J Hayden RNVR TASLt ML 586 23/8/43 TSLt 21/11/43 HDML 1488
  • TSLt J E F Owen RNVR TASLt 15/11/44 HDML 1488 TSLt 15/5/45
  • TSLt B F Crossman RNVR TSLt 17/7/42 HMS Beaver II (Immingham) 24th ML Flotilla 21/9/42 60th RML Flotilla ML 498 21/9/42 HMS Midge (Great Yarmouth) HDML 1488 1944 ML 228 30/3/45

Post War History

  • 8/45 Lent to Burma
  • 1/48 Gift to Burma

HDML 1489

Moody, Swanwick Shore, Southampton 27/1/45

Known Crew

  • TSLt A F Powis RNVR TSLt 18/9/42 15th ML Flotilla Based at Scapa Flow ML 188 25/1/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1489 28/12/44 HMS Philoctetes II (Freetown, Sierra Leone) TLt 14/3/45 Commanding Officer HDML 1378 4/6/45
  • TSLt A W Ashdown RNVR TSLt 23/12/44 ML 595 29/1/45 HDML 1489 5/45

Post War History

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB38
  • 1945 Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Fret

HDML 1490

McGruer, Clynder, Scotland

  • Cancelled 1944

HDML 1491

McGruer, Clynder, Scotland

  • Cancelled 1944

HDML 1492

McGruer, Clynder, Scotland

  • Cancelled 1944

HDML 1493

R A Newman, Hamworthy, Dorset 6/2/45

Known Crew

  • TSLt D H Pearson RNVR Commanding Officer HDML 1493 30/11/44
  • TSLt D B Williams RNVR TASLt 30/6/44 ML 347 TSLt 30/12/44 ML 598 29/1/45 HDML 1493 5/45

Post War Fate

  • Fast Despatch Boat = FDB39
  • 1945 Royal Netherlands Navy
  • = Otter

HDML 1494

R A Newman, Hamworthy, Dorset

Post War Fate

  • Cancelled 1944
  • Completed as a private yacht
  • = Woodpecker
  • 2018 Under private ownership in Spain

HDML1494

Photographs courtesy of Ian Birdsall

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