Motor Launch ML221 served as tender to HMS St Tudno, Captain of Minesweepers H.G. Hopper at the Clearing of the Scheldt and the Relief of Holland.
FAIRMILE “B” CLASS MOTOR LAUNCH.
Tender to HMS St Tudno.
Built by: William King, Burnhan on Crouch, England.
Commissioned: 24 Feb 1941
Displacement: 73 Tons.
Length: 112 Feet.
Width: 18.25 Feet.
Draught: 3.75 to 4.75 feet.
Engine: 2 shaft, Hall-Scott petrol motors. B.H.P. 1,200.
Speed: 20/17 Knots.
Complement: 16 Officers and men.
Armament: One, 3 pounder gun.
Two, 303 in (2x1 ) M G's
ML 221, tender to HMS St Tudno at the Scheldt while it was being swept.
Left to right: Captain H G Hopper, RN, Captain Minesweeper; Lieut R N Lowes, RNVR, Commanding Officer of the Motor Launch; Lieut Cdr J Green, DSC, and the Dutch Pilot.
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