Motor Launches 120 & 149

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Sparks
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Motor Launches 120 & 149

Postby Sparks » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:48 pm

Has any body any Information of these ml`s, my Father in Law ( PO Sidney A.J. Haynes MM )served on both of these Launches.

Brian Holmes
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Re: Motor Launches 120 & 149

Postby Brian Holmes » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:04 pm

ML_120 Aldous Successors Ltd, Brightlingsea 8/10/40

For services when attacked by dive bombers (Gazette Date - 27/12/40)
MID Tel Jack Swan C/J101252

Birthday Honours 1943
MID TLt Edward Kerfoot Jones RNVR
DSM Tel Laurence Lightwood C/WRX125

Known Crew
TLt Edward Kerfoot Jones RNVR
TSLt Frank Victor Reid RNZNVR HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches) 20/1/43 Commanding Officer ML 120 5/43 TLt 16/7/43 Commanding Officer ML 590 6/3/44 HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) Born in Wellington 1914 and died in Nelson 1964
TSLt A E Lee RNVR First Lieutenant 6/3/44
Tel Laurence Lightwood C/WRX125
Tel Jack Swan C/J101252

Wartime Activities
Attacked by dive bombers (Gazette Date - 27/12/40)
Temporarily equipped with two 21” Torpedo Tubes removed from lend lease destroyers
2nd ML Flotilla Based on the Nore
ML 112, ML 113, ML 114, ML 116, ML 117, ML 118, ML 119, ML 120 and ML 171
1/1/41 At Portsmouth
1/7/41 2nd ML Flotilla Based at Ramsgate
ML 112, ML 113, ML 114, ML 116, ML 117, ML 118, ML 119, ML 120 and ML 171
19/8/42 Operation Jubilee - Raid on Dieppe
SGB 5 (Grey Owl) ,SGB 9
MGB 50, MGB 51, MGB 312, MGB 315, MGB 316, MGB 317,MGB 320, MGB 321, MGB 323, MGB 326
ML 120, ML 123, ML 189, ML 190, ML 193,ML 194, ML 230, ML 246, ML 292, ML 309, ML 343, ML 344, ML 346, RML 513
2nd ML Flotilla
ML 112, ML 113, ML 114, ML 116, ML 117, ML 119, ML 120, ML 171 and ML 491
Based on the Nore
Operation Neptune Invasion of Normandy

Post War Fate
1946 Sold = Onetwenty

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Re: Motor Launches 120 & 149

Postby Brian Holmes » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:05 pm

ML_149 Vosper, Portsmouth 20/2/41
Known Crew
TLt W H Mitchell RNVR Commanding Officer 23/3/43
TMid Donald Clement Lefever RNVR HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Conrwall) 24/6/42 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) First Lieutenant ML 149 15/9/43 TSLt 5/3/44 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: Motor Launches 120 & 149

Postby Brian Holmes » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:08 pm

120.jpg

Sparks
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Re: Motor Launches 120 & 149

Postby Sparks » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:01 pm

Hi Brian
Many thanks for your prompt reply, the Photo of ML120 was much appreciated, I can now add this Info to my records.
Regards
Sparks

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Re: Motor Launches 120 & 149

Postby cdsc123 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:08 pm

ML120 WAS YACHT ONETWENTY IN 1947, IN 1955 SHE WAS CALLED ROLA BASED IN OSTEND WITH GMS OWNED BY ROMAIA ROELS.

ML149 WAS YACHT CRYSANTHE IN 1955 BASED IN PORTSMOUTH WITH GMS OWNED BY A JAY.

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Re: Motor Launches 120 & 149

Postby Sparks » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:57 pm

HI;
Many thanks for that Info, it is a another piece of the Jig Saw, it is a shame that I could only start this Quest about my Father in Law a couple of Months ago.
Sparks

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Re: Motor Launches 120 & 149

Postby jpfoynes » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:46 pm

Brightlingsea Museum and I have 2 other photos of ML 120, just after her completion in 1940. My father helped build her at Aldous Successors Shipyard.
I'd be very keen to hear from anyone who had a relation serving on her in her early days.


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