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ML-18 (motor launch boat)
Name: ML-18
Owner:  Royal Navy
Builder: Electric Launch Co.
Completed: 1915
Maiden voyage: 1915
In service: 1915
Out of service: 29 September 1919
Fate: Disappeared
General characteristics
Type: motor launch boat
Tonnage: 37 disp
Length: 34.1 metres (111 ft 11 in)
Beam: 5.6 metres (18 ft 4 in)
Depth: 1.2 metres (3 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: Diesel engine
Speed: 19 knots

ML-18 was a British motor launch boat that disappeared in the North Sea while on passage from Norway.


ML-18 was constructed in 1915 by the Electric Launch Co.. She was completed in 1915 and she was named ML-18 and served from 1915 until her demise in 1919.

The ship was 34.1 metres (111 ft 11 in) long, with a beam of 5.6 metres (18 ft 4 in) and a depth of 1.2 metres (3 ft 11 in). The ship was assessed at 37 disp and she had a diesel engine that could reach a speed of 19 knots.


On 29 September 1919, ML-18 along with ML-62 and ML-191 were on passage from Norway when they disappeared in the North Sea. The crew and ships were never found, the amount of casualties is unknown.[1]


The wreck position is currently unknown.


  1. "ML-18". Wrecksite. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 

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