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1943 Original Brass Name Plate Naval Souvenir of Motor Launch HMS ML 589 Class Fairmile B

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1943 Original Brass Name Plate Naval Souvenir of Motor Launch HMS ML 589 Class Fairmile B

You definitely won't find another of this 1943 Original Brass Name Plate Naval Souvenir of Motor Launch HMS ML 589 Class Fairmile B, as both the brass name plate and wooden plinth came from the actual boat!

The plaque is in very good condition with a few minor surface scuffs/scratches but what a piece of naval history from the iconic coastal vessels and submarine chasers of WW2!

HMS ML 589 (pennant ML 589) was one of 695 motor launches of the Fairmile B Class and built by Frank Curtis Ltd, Looe, UK. She was commissioned by the British Royal Navy in December 1943 and sold in March 1946.

  • Displacement: 85 BRT
  • Length: 112 feet
  • Complement: 16 men
  • Max Speed 20 Knots
  • 2 Shafts Petrol Engines
  • Power: 1200 BHP

The following is a photo of a Fairmile Class B Motor Launch used in the WW2 Normandy Landings.

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