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ML in Falmouth

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:47 pm
by RogerFentem
Does anyone know whhat ML is in the picture. This is Falmouth in 1965? I have two sources saying that in this guise as a pleasure craft she was called Killoran. However I have got no further than that.

Re: ML in Falmouth

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:50 am
by RogerFentem
An update on the name: a further source, acknowledged by one of the others as more reliable, says she was called "Killian". I am no further forward in finding her number.

Re: ML in Falmouth

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:55 pm
by Admin
Hello Roger

I have not found any reference to Killian in the only source I have, which is John Lambert and Al Ross’s volume Allied Coastal Forces: Volume 1. It may have had an earlier name if you were able to look up its history within the Lloyd’s Shipping Register.

Regards
Admin

Re: ML in Falmouth

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:04 am
by RogerFentem
Hi Admin
Thanks for looking, I will see what I can get from Lloyd's Register.
Roger

Re: ML in Falmouth

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:47 pm
by Admin
This web site mentions a Kiloran II, formerly Cambrian Prince. Kiloran II suggests there may have been a Kiloran, with both belonging to a local Ferry company? Might your Killian be Kiloran, or are you familiar with Kiloran as a boat name?

In fact our forum mentions Kiloran II was ML 253

Re: ML in Falmouth

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:55 am
by RogerFentem
Hi Admin
Thank you so much for the update. The plot thickens! Fascinating reading about possible confusion between ML 253, ML 294, MTB 253. The die stamped 294's discovered by RoyK under Admiralty Grey provide compelling evidence. The connection with St Mawse and river Fal cruises all point to the 1965 postcard of Falmouth harbour showing ex ML 294.
Thanks again.
Roger