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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q058

Then KATHERINE G. (1945)

Fairmile ML Q058

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 03 Mar 1941

Launched: 27 Sep 1941

Commissioned: 24 Nov 1941

Removed from service : 10 Jul 1945

Fate: Burned in 1949

 

Built by Minett-Shields Ltd., Bracebridge, Ontario, she was delivered to the RCN on 24 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 1944, Q058 was listed as part of the 72nd ML Flotilla. After the war she was sold to private interests in Toronto and renamed Katherine G. She burned in 1949 and was destroyed.

 

Commanding Officers

J.H.G. Bovey, RCNVR - 20 Oct 1941 - ?? Dec 1941

Lt Henry Knox Hill, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1942 - 19 Jun 1942

Lt Stanley Edwin Charles Garlick, RCNVR - 20 Jun 1942 - 14 Feb 1943 

Lt Gerald Estabrooks Rising, RCNVR - 15 Feb 1943 - 25 Jan 1944

Lt Romeo Synette, RCNVR - 26 Jan 1944 - 26 May 1944

A/Lt John Goodwin Chance, RCNVR - 27 May 1944 - 10 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Former Crew Members

Brain, Gorden Clark, Slt, RCNVR - 06 May 1943

 

Dorion, Rudy

 

Gudewill, Edward Hamilton, Slt, RCNVR - 27 Jan 1944

Harding, Frankie

 

Huckish, Norman??, Cox'n 

Leitch, John, Slt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1942

 

Petley-Jones, Evan, Slt, RCNVR - 12 Jul 1942

 

Spencer, Robert George, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Apr 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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