ML-18 (motor launch boat)

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

Name: ML-18
Owner:  Royal Navy
Builder: Electric Launch Company
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 constructed in 1915 by the Electric Launch Company. She was completed in 1915 and served from 1915 until her loss 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 with 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 number 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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