Allied Warships

Harbour Defence Motor Launchs

All Harbour Defence Motor Launch classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).


Royal Navy

 HDML (487)1940 - 1945

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Harbour Defence Motor Launchs



Royal Navy20 Apr 1941HMS HDML 1003 (ML 1003)HDML 
Royal Navy20 Apr 1941HMS HDML 1037 (ML 1037)HDML 
Royal Navy10 May 1941HMS HDML 1011 (ML 1011)HDML 
Royal Navy28 May 1941HMS HDML 1030 (ML 1030)HDML 


Royal Navy16 Feb 1942HMS HDML 1062 (ML 1062)HDML 
Royal Navy1 Mar 1942HMS HDML 1063 (ML 1063)HDML 
Royal Navy20 Jun 1942HMS HDML 1039 (ML 1039)HDML 
Royal Navy20 Jun 1942HMS HDML 1069 (ML 1069)HDML 


Royal Navy22 Mar 1943HMS HDML 1157 (ML 1157)HDML 
Royal Navy22 Mar 1943HMS HDML 1212 (ML 1212)HDML 
Royal Navy14 May 1943HMS HDML 1154 (ML 1154)HDML 
Royal NavyOct 1943HMS HDML 1015 (ML 1015)HDML 
Royal Navy11 Oct 1943HMS HDML 1054 (ML 1054)HDML 
Royal Navy11 Nov 1943HMS HDML 1244 (ML 1244)HDML 
Royal Navy11 Nov 1943HMS HDML 1289 (ML 1289)HDML 
Royal Navy24 Dec 1943HMS HDML 1388 (ML 1388)HDML 
Royal Navy31 Dec 1943HMS HDML 1121 (ML 1121)HDML 


Royal Navy20 Feb 1944HMS HDML 1083 (ML 1083)HDML 
Royal Navy1 May 1944HMS HDML 1380 (ML 1380)HDML 
Royal Navy20 Aug 1944HMS HDML 1179 (ML 1179)HDML 
Royal Navy26 Aug 1944HMS HDML 1381 (ML 1381)HDML 
Royal Navy5 Oct 1944HMS HDML 1227 (ML 1227)HDML 
Royal Indian Navy7 Oct 1944HMIS HDML 1119 (ML 1119)HDML 
Royal Navy13 Oct 1944HMS HDML 1057 (ML 1057)HDML 


Royal Navy5 Jan 1945HMS HDML 1163 (ML 1163)HDML 
Royal Navy15 Feb 1945HMS HDML 1417 (ML 1417)HDML 

26 Harbour Defence Motor Launchs lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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