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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Fairmile Motor Launch - Q050

Then STANBA 1

ML Q050

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 01 Feb 1941

Launched: 22 Aug 1941

Delivered to the RCN: 18 Nov 1941 

Removed from service: 10 Jun 1945

Fate: Sold. Final disposition unknown

 

Q050 was delivered to the RCN on 18 Nov 1941. While she flew the White Ensign, she was not commissioned into the RCN but instead was listed as a tender to HMCS Sambro, the depot ship for escorts (tenders were not commissioned vessels). In Jan & Apr 1944, Q0050 was listed as part of the 71st ML Flotilla. Her CO, Lt Beardmore was listed as the SO 71st ML Flotilla on 10 Jan 1944. After the war, Q050 was turned over to Marine Industries Limited, Montreal and became STANBA 1. She was later sold to Standard Oil of New Jersey.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt J.W. Braidwood, RCNVR - 17 Nov 1941 - 18 Apr 1942

Sub/Lt David Rodney Grierson, RCNVR - 19 Apr 1942 - 07 Jun 1942

Sub/Lt Thomas Henry Crone, RCNVR - 08 Jun 1942 - 25 Aug 1942

Lt J.T. Sharp, RCNVR - 26 Aug 1942 - 19 Dec 1943

Lt Alfred George Beardmore, RCNVR - 10 Jan 1944 - 06 Mar 1944

Sub/Lt Robert Mansfield Greene, RCNVR - 07 Mar 1944 - 04 Apr 1944

Lt Alfred George Beardmore, RCNVR - 05 Apr 1944 - 05 Dec 1944

Lt John Joseph McLaughlin, RCNVR - 21 Apr 1945 - 10 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Duck, Jack McGregor

____-2007

Drafted to Q050 25 Jul 1943 as Slt, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Forbes, Kenneth John, A/Lt, RCNVR - 03 Jun 1944

 

Grierson, David Rodney, Slt, RCNVR - 04 Jan 1942

Robinson, James William David, Slt, RCNVR - 1944

 

White, John Ernest, Slt, RCNVR - 17 May 1943

Wilcox, John Philip, Slt, RCNVR - 1944

 

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