ML 560

Motor Launches (ML), Harbour Defence Motor Launches (HDML) & Rescue Motor Launches (RML)
valhalla
Seaman
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ML 560

Postby valhalla » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:10 pm

hi.

i have just joined this website. My father served on ML 560 during the war and i have a lot of photographs of that period.i wondered if anyone would be interested in seeing them, most of them were taken aboard the boat and are of very good quality, unfortunately i cannot put names to any of the faces as my father died 32 years ago but maybe someone would recognise their relative.please could you advise me how to post the photos into the gallery
thank you
Crew of ML 560, Coastal forces WW 2.jpg
Scan18.jpg
Scan36.jpg
Attachments
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jonco
Chief Petty Officer
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Re: ML 560

Postby jonco » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:24 pm

Welcome - start posting those photos I'm sure they will attract a lot of attention. My father was on ML563 - close but not enough.
The following appears in the database

Fairmile Motor Launch (B ML) Length: 112'
Builder's Yard: L Cardnel, Maylandsea, Essex
Completion Date: 20th October 1942 Loss or Disposal Date: October 1947
Notes: ML 560 survived the war and was placed on the disposal list at Alexandria October 1947.

Admin
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Re: ML 560

Postby Admin » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:07 pm

Hello valhalla

I have emailed you to ascertain how many images you have, and where you would like the material posting, so if you'd like to get in touch with me, I shall be happy to assist you.

Regards
Admin

valhalla
Seaman
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Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:41 pm

Re: ML 560

Postby valhalla » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:07 pm

hi.

i have just joined this website. My father served on ML 560 during the war and i have a lot of photographs of that period.i wondered if anyone would be interested in seeing them, most of them were taken aboard the boat and are of very good quality, unfortunately i cannot put names to any of the faces as my father died 32 years ago but maybe someone would recognise their relative.please could you advise me how to post the photos into the gallery
thank you
Crew of ML 560, Coastal forces WW 2.jpg
Scan18.jpg
Scan36.jpg
These are a few of the photos, hope to get the rest onto the Gallery very soon,

sandybc
Seaman
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Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:52 pm

Re: ML 560

Postby sandybc » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:02 pm

Your photos are of great interest to us. Superb quality for the period.
We are the trustees of RML 526 which is currently under restoration to her original sea going condition and will be as she was in her original launch profile.
our website is: http://www.fairmileb-rml526.com/
My husband is writing a major study of the Fairmile company and the activities of the Fairmiles of all types during WW2.
Would you be interested in having them scanned in a high res and these will be put with our archive which is now becoming quite extensive?
I can recommend a company I have been using.
I am in touch with a few veterans and also family members of veterans who have been extremely helpful and supportive of our project.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Sandy

Brian Holmes
Commander
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Location: Portsmouth

Re: ML 560

Postby Brian Holmes » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:09 pm

ML_560 Cardnel L, Maylandsea 20/10/42

For Operation Dragoon - Landings in Southern France 8/44
DSC TLt Richard Edelsten-Pope RANVR
MID POMtrMch Ernest Hayward P/MX71969

Known Crew
TLt Richard Eddleston-Pope RANVR HMS St Christopher for MLs 10/5/41 Commanding Officer HDML 1026 Commanding Officer ML 560 19/10/42 DSC 1944 a native of Melbourne
TLt Roy Joslin Brotherton RNVR TSLt HMS St Christopher for MLs 20/11/42 First Lieutenant ML 555 20/11/42 – 14/2/44 Commanding Officer ML 560 1/4/44 Born 1916 in Cardiff
TSLt G R Hemm RNVR ML 560 16/5/45
TSLt I C MacDonald RNVR ML 560 5/6/44
POMtrMch Ernest Hayward P/MX71969

Wartime Activities
31st ML Flotilla
Mediterranean
4/43 Anti Submarine patrols based on Oran
10/7/43 Operation Husky – Invasion of Sicily
9/9/43 Operation Avalanche Salerno Landings
31st ML Flotilla
ML556, ML 559, ML 560, ML 561, ML 562, ML 564
Fitted with ex-German minesweeping equipment.
8/44 Operation Dragoon - Landings in Southern France

Post War Fate
10/47 For disposal at Alexandria


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