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ML1090 motor launches (1942/1942, 1943-1944)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

ML1090

ML1183, 1950- P3551, 1956- P3551 Mako

ML1184, 1950- P3552, 1956- P3552 Paea

ML1185, 1948- Bombardier, 1950- P3567 Managa

ML1186

ML1187, 1950- P3556B, 1956- P3556B Tarapunga

ML1188, 1950- P3556A, 1955- P3556A Takupu

ML1189

ML1190, 1950- P3562, 1956- P3562 Olphert, 1967- P3562 Parore

ML1191, 1950- P3353, 1961- P3353 Tamaki, 1966- P3553 Kahawai

ML1192, 1950- P3554, 1961- P3554 Irirangi, 1966- P3554 Maroro

ML1193, 1950- P3555, 1955- P3555 Viti, 1959- P3555 Ngapona, 1967- P3555 Tamure

ML1194, 1948- Ngapona, 1950- P3561 Ngapona

ML1348, 1950- P3563, 1956- P3563 Pegasus, 1967- P3563 Kuparu, 1968- P3563 Toroa

ML1349, 1950- P3565, 1956- P3565 Wakefield, 1964- P3565 Haku

ML1350, 1950- P3564, 1956- P3564 Toroa, 1967- P3564 Koura

ML1351, 1951- P1351 Aotearoa

 

all ML boats were reclassified as HDML in 1944

Ranalah Yacht Yard, Wooton, UK: ML1090

Madden & Lewis, Sausalito, USA: ML1183 - 1186

Everett, Washington, USA: ML1187 - 1190

Grays Harbor, Aberdeen, USA: ML1191 - 1194

Ackerman, Azusa, USA: ML1348 - 1351

1942 // 6.1942: ML1090

1943: ML1183 - 1194

1944: ML1348 - 1351

ML1090 (11.7.1942), P3561 Ngapoa (8.11.1957)

None

1946: ML1189

1947: ML1186

1951: P1351

1958: P3556B, P3556A

1972: P3554

1975: P3551, P3562, P3353, P3555

1980: P3567

late 1990s: P3552, P3563, P3565, P3564



Technical data


Displacement standard, t

44 - 46

Displacement full, t52 - 54
Length, m22.0
Breadth, m4.83
Draught, m1.40 deep load
No of shafts2
Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

260 - 330

Max speed, kts

11 - 12.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 7500 l

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I or 1 x 1 - 40/51 QF Mk XIV or 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 8 DC

Electronic equipmenttype 291 radar (some boats), type 134 sonar
Complement10


Standard scale images


SDML3552 <i>Paea</i> 1960
SDML3552 Paea 1960
ML1351 1943
ML1351 1943


Project history

Wooden-hulled round-bilge boats with good seaworthiness. Admiralty HDML class.

Modernizations

by 1945 the majority was armed with 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV or (1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV), 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 8 DC

Naval service

No significant events.