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ML400 motor launches (1942-1943)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

ML400, 4.1944 - Kahu

ML401 - 408

ML409, 1953- P3570 Iris Moana, 1961 - Maori

ML410

ML411, 1953- P3571 Kahu, 1961 - Philomel

Bailey, Auckland: ML400 - 402

Associated Boat Builders, Auckland: ML403 - 406

Shipbuilders Ltd, Auckland: ML407 - 409

Voss Ltd, Auckland: ML410, 411

1942: ML400, 403

1943: ML401, 402, 404 - 411

1953: P3570 (2nd time)

None

None

1947: ML400 - 408, 409 (1st time), 410

1963: P3570 (2nd time)

1965: P3571



Technical data


Displacement standard, t

75.5

Displacement full, t85.6
Length, m34.8
Breadth, m5.59
Draught, m1.45 deep load
No of shafts2
Machinery

2 Hall-Scott petrol engines

Power, h. p.1200
Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

petrol 10500 l

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 DCR (12)

Electronic equipment

type 291U or type 293 radar, type 134 sonar

Complement16


Standard scale images


<i>Kahu </i>1959
Kahu 1959
<i>ML400</i> 1942
ML400 1942


Project history

The successful multi-purpose boats used as minesweepers, minelayers and ASW boats. Wooden, round-bilge hull. 52 more boats (in the list are not specified) have completed as rescue launches. Canadian ML001-080 have renamed ML050-129 later, that has created some mess in numbering since the part of these numbers has already been used for a designation of boats of 1st series. In the end of 1940 for defence again waited landing of German troops to British isles 60 boats of early series have received 2 533 TT removed from former American flushdeckers. 

Modernizations

by 1944, part of boats: - 1 x 1 - 47/40, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87; + 1 x 1 - 40/51 QF Mk XIV, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 1 DCT (6)

Naval service

No significant events.