ML 149 / ML(A) 3 and ML 919 information

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ML 149 / ML(A) 3 and ML 919 information

Postby rockapebike » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:10 am

Hi
I am looking for information about the boats my Grandfather served on
Eric Levin Leading Stoker 94581
ML 149/ML(A)3 (Nov 1944-July 1946)
and ML 919 (July 1946-Sep 1947)

Any information would be gratefully received as i am writing a book about my Grandfathers service history. I have done 22 years in the RAF Regiment and am now in the Army (M.P.G.S.) and wish to honor my Grandfather's service for family history.
Looking forward to hearing from anybody
best regards
Steve

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Re: ML 149 / ML(A) 3 and ML 919 information

Postby Brian Holmes » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:00 pm

ML_149 Vosper, Portsmouth 20/2/41

Known Crew
TLt W H Mitchell RNVR HMS Minos II 6th ML Flotilla 2/2/42 13th ML Flotilla 22/2/43 Commanding Officer ML 149 23/2/43 TLt 1/11/43
TSLt Donald Clement Lefevre RNVR HMS Raleigh 24/6/42 HMS King Alfred TMid First Lieutenant ML 149 15/9/43 TASLt 3/11/43 TSLt 3/5/44 Born in Rochford Essex 3/5/24

Wartime Activities
1/1/41 6th ML Flotilla
Based on Falmouth
ML 145, ML 146, ML 147, ML 148, ML 149, ML 150 and ML 152
1/7/41 6th ML Flotilla
Based on Great Yarmouth
ML 145, ML 146, ML 147, ML 148, ML 149, ML 150, ML 151 and ML 152
1/7/41 At Ipswich
1/42 At Lowestoft

Post War Fate

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Re: ML 149 / ML(A) 3 and ML 919 information

Postby Brian Holmes » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:02 pm

ML _919 James N Miller & Sons, East Shore, St Monance 9/10/44

Wind up of the war in Europe (Gazette Date - 11/12/45)
MID AB Raymond Vernon Mizen D/JX305620

Birthday Honours 1946
BEM LTel Walter George Lewry C/JX269013

Known Crew
TLt J B Lockett SANF(V) TSLt HMS Edinburgh Castle for MLs 7/10/42 ML 261 1/12/42 TLt 4/9/43 Commanding Officer ML 919 18/9/44 HMS Afrikander
TSLt L W Freeman RNVR ML 243 29/5/43 TSLt 19/8/43 Commanding Officer ML 919 30/10/44
TLt B. Foxlee, RNVR Commanding Officer 8/3/46
TSLt A M Clark RNVR TASLt 29/7/44 First Lieutenant ML 919 18/9/44 TSLt 29/1/45
TASLt P O Ledingham RNVR TASLt 30/3/45 ML 919 26/5/45
LTel Walter George Lewry C/JX269013
AB Raymond Vernon Mizen D/JX305620

Wartime Activities

Post War Fate
ML2919
1/53 For disposal

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Re: ML 149 / ML(A) 3 and ML 919 information

Postby rockapebike » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:33 pm

Thanks for the replies
very use full information its a pity there are no records for each motor launch containing all the missions, operations, routine tasks, action and so forth as it is hard to find any particulars.
best regards
steve

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Re: ML 149 / ML(A) 3 and ML 919 information

Postby cdsc123 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:27 am

Brian

Post war fate for ML 149; Yacht CRYSANTHE O/No 167993. Owner 49-55 AGNES JAY at PORTSMOUTH.

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Help identify some faces ML 149 where taken and equipment

Postby rockapebike » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:38 pm

Hi I have managed to go through my Grandfathers photo albums and found a few Motor Launch photo's please could you help identify some of the faces places and equipment thanks .
Attachments
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My Grandfather with the officers of ML-149 at Ramsgate
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Another shot of the crew my Grandfather kneeling down at the front
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My Grandfather loading or unloading a piece of equipment that i have no idea about on to ML-149 at HMS Fervent at Ramsgate
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Some of the Crew ML-149 my Grandfather on the right of the group
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My Grandfather ML-149 at Ramsgate
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My Grandfather at the bottom of the shot on ML-149 at Ramsgate

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Re: ML 149 / ML(A) 3 and ML 919 information

Postby rockapebike » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:42 pm

Some more photos of ML 149 and my grandfather
Attachments
PG 10 002.jpg
My grandfather on board ML-149 at Ramsgate
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ML 149 Glasson Dock, near Lancastor. The building on the right was the Caribou pub/hotel they did rather well out of the crew during their stay (Nov 1944 - July 1946)


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