Fairmile Motor Launch



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.



Photos and Documents          Ship's Company Photos



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 E. C. 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

Lt John Godwin 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


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


Christening and Launching of ML Q058

The Evening Citizen, Ottawa, 01 Oct 1942




(AD92) Fairmile Motor Launch Q058 - c1943

From the collection of Allan Dougall, LCdr (E), RCN(R)

Courtesy of David Dougall








(ES01) Norman?? Huckish, Cox'n, ML Q058

(ES02) Lt Stanley Garlick, RCNVR, CO of Q058 from 20 Jun 42 to 14 Feb 43

(ES03) Mascot for Q058

(ES04) Depth charge exploding astern of a ML (possibly Q058)

(ES05) Rudy?? Dorion and Frankie Harding - (Do not know which is which)

From the collection of Eldred Smith

Courtesy of Paul Smith