The Medusa Trust

HDML Archive

The HDML archive consists of three sections:

  • HDML Story - A look at the story and history of the HDML's between 1941-1947.

  • HDML Boats - Details of the HDML boats, including their known crew, medals bestowed upon the crew, wartime activities and post war fate.

  • HDML Roll of Honour - A database of HDML personnel who died in World War 2.


The archive is the work of Brian Holmes, the cox'n of ML1387, and is the result of many years research by him. Sadly Brian passed away in the summer.  We will miss him but will continue researching and publishing the story of teh HDMLs.  We are always keen to add to the archive and welcome any documents (copies or original), photographs or recollections.  All information will be added to the web site.



Pictures in the archive that are credited to the imperial war Museum are published with their permission.  Prints can be obtained from the IWM at

HMS Medusa