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Fairmile ML Q052

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham


Laid down: 04 Feb 1941

Launched: 15 Sep 1941

Delivered to the RCN: 31 Oct 1941 

Removed from service: 25 Jul 1945

Fate: Final disposition unknown


Q052 was delivered to the RCN on 31 Oct 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).


Q052 had served with the Free French Navy of St. Pierre et Miquelon on the South Coast of Newfoundland from 15 Jan 1943 until the end of the war. After the war, Q052 was sold to General J. C. Escobar, Montreal and was later renamed Cyrius and La Marie-Jo.



Commanding Officers


LCdr A.D. MacLean, RCNVR - 31 Oct 1941 - ?? Dec 1941


Sub/Lt Albert Bruton Strange, RCNVR - 28 Feb 19 42 - unk


Lt Stephen Clive Robinson, RCNVR - 19 Apr 1942 - unk



       In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Beech, Walter H.







Former Crew Members


Burrell, George Elden, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1942


Schuthe, George MacDonald, SLt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1942



Photos and Documents


Free French Naval Vessel ML Q052


RCN Photo # N.F. 2405


Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum