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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q056

Then ESSO AYACHUCHO (1945)

 Fairmile ML Q056

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 24 Mar 1941

Launched: 10 Nov 1941

Delivered to the RCN: 23 Nov 1941 

Removed from service: 14 Jun 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945. Scrapped in 1957

 

Q056 was delivered to the RCN on 23 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).  Q056 was sold to Creole Petroleum Corporation, Venezuela in 1945 and renamed Esso Ayacucho. She was broken up in 1957.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt S.B. Fraser, RCNVR - 20 Nov 1941 - 17 Dec 1941

Lt George Percy Manning, RCNVR - 11 Mar 1942 - 16 Oct 1942

Sub/Lt G.D. Patterson, RCNVR - 17 Oct 1942 - 19 Oct 1943

Lt R.A.F. Raney, RCNVR - 20 Oct 1943 - 24 Dec 1944

Lt James Raoul Jenner, RCNVR - 03 May 1945 - 14 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Former Crew Members

Bartram, Ross Maitland, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Feb 1943

Thompson, Thomas Edward, Slt, RCNVR - 04 Jun 1944

 

 

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