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FAIRMILE MOTOR LAUNCHES

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Wartime Badge of the 77th Motor Launch Flotilla at the Crow's Nest Officer's Club, St. John's, Newfoundland

The history of this badge is unknown.  If you have any information on this badge, please send me an email.

Courtesy of Janet McNaughton, Editor of the Scuttlebutt Newsletter, Crow's Nest Officer's Club

Wartime Ad - Ontario Fairmile Association

Source: Canada's War at Sea - published Montreal 1944

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

ML Q079, Q080, Q081, Q083 and Q084, of the 79th Flotilla (Q085 is the only one missing from this photo)

Photo origin unknown

Source/Credit: Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County / Al Cleary

ML Q072, ML Q056 and ML Q073 at the Government dry docks, Toronto, Dec 1941

From the collection of John Joynt

Courtesy of Kevin Joynt

Four ships of the 73rd Flotilla. Q083 alongside Q098. Q072 astern alongside another motor launch. St. John, N.B. 1944

From the collection of John Joynt

Courtesy of Kevin Joynt`

73rd Flotilla at Boston en route to the Caribbean, January, 1943. Q072 is second from the left.

From the collection of John Joynt

Courtesy of Kevin Joynt

ML Q083 and Q098 at St. John, 1944

From the collection of John Joynt

Courtesy of Kevin Joynt

Fairmiles tied up outboard of HMCS Sambro, Halifax, 1941

Q086 outboard the forward group of 4 ships

From the collection of Laithwood Leigh

Courtesy of Judy Saunders

Unknown Fairmile

From the collection of Emery Savage

Courtesy of Jessica Santos

AB Chambers on an unknown Fairmile

Photographer: Roy T. Cardy

From the collection of Roy T. Cardy

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

Two sailors on an unknown Fairmile

Photographer: Roy T. Cardy

From the collection of Roy T. Cardy

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

Fo'c's'le of an unknown Fairmile

Photographer: Roy T. Cardy

From the collection of Roy T. Cardy

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

Quarterdeck of an unknown Fairmile. Note the depth charges along the rails

Photographer: Roy T. Cardy

From the collection of Roy T. Cardy

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

Unknown Fairmile at sea

Photographer: Roy T. Cardy

From the collection of Roy T. Cardy

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy


Unknown Fairmile being fitted out at Toronto - date unknown

Note the 3-pdr Hotchkiss gun mounted aft

 

The following is from Wayne Mullins, Historian, National Yacht Club, Toronto, Ont. (via Dennis Cardy) - "The wharf where this Fairmile is tied up is south of the CNR roundhouse. It is sitting on the east side of the warehouse. This was Pier 4 warehouse -the wharf and structures still stand immediately west of Harbourfront Centre - it is at 245 Queens Quay West."

 

Photographer: Roy T. Cardy

From the collection of Roy T. Cardy

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

Four Fairmiles of the 82nd Motor Launch Flotilla at the Government Jetty, Ingonish, NS

ML Q112 and Q117 visible - other two Fairmiles unknown

Note that the Hotchkiss mounts have been replaced.

From the collection of Roy T. Cardy

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

82nd Motor Launch Flotilla at sea

Q119 lead ship

From the collection of Arthur Penelton

Courtesy of Gary Penelton

82nd Motor Launch Flotilla

From the collection of Arthur Penelton

Courtesy of Gary Penelton

82nd Motor Launch Flotilla at anchor

From the collection of Arthur Penelton

Courtesy of Gary Penelton

ML Q084 and ML Q053

Part of the 79th and 71st ML Flotillas respectively

From the collection of Arthur Penelton

Courtesy of Gary Penelton

Fairmiles on patrol

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

Ships of the 82nd Fairmile Motor Launch Flotilla at sea - Q114, Q113 and Q118

Courtesy of Kevin Joynt

Two unknown Fairmiles

From the collection of William Connor

Courtesy of Jason Salter

77th Motor Launch Flotilla, St. John's, Newfoundland

From the collection of H.S. (Tim) Lee

Courtesy of Ryan Lee

 

Photo description submitted by Donald (Bud) Rose:  Taken from the South Western area of St. John's harbour where N A D was located. [Naval Armament Depot] Photographer was facing east towards Signal Hill which can be seen stretching across the top of the photo. The bell shaped rock in the center of the hill is a dead giveaway. Cabot Tower is to the right of this bell shape.

70th Fairmile Motor Launch Flotilla entering harbour, Hamilton, Bermuda, 1945

From the collection of Kevin Joynt 

 

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