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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Motor Launch - Q061

Then ESSO CONCORDIA (1945)

Fairmile ML Q061

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 05 Apr 1941

Launched: 24 Jul 1941

Delivered to the RCN: 11 Nov 1941

Removed from service: 07 May 1946

Fate: Sold in 1945, her final disposition is unknown.

 

Built by Hunter Boats, Orillia, Ontario, she was delivered to the RCN on 11 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 1945, Q061 was listed as part of the 72nd ML Flotilla. Paid off on 19 Jun 1945, she was sold to Creole Petroleum Corp., Venezuela, she was renamed Esso Concordia.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt T.G. Denny, RCNVR - 20 Oct 1941 - 17 Dec 1941

Lt S.B. Fraser, RCNVR - 18 Dec 1941 - 21 Dec 1941

Lt J.W. Braidwood, RCNVR - 22 Dec 1941 - 15 Jan 1942

Lt William Lyle Moore, RCNVR - 16 Jan 1942 - 17 Apr 1942

Lt Gordon Wallace Leckie, RCNVR - 18 Apr 1942 - 30 Dec 1942

Lt Sherwood Barnet Marshall, RCNVR - 30 Jan 1943 - 10 Oct 1943

A/Lt E.U. Anderson, RCNVR - 11 Oct 1943 - 25 Aug 1944

Lt C.A. Balfry, RCNVR - 26 Aug 1944 - 17 Jan 1945

Lt John Alexander Barrett, RCNVR - 18 Jan 1945 - 19 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

M-N

McFarland, Harold Douglas

1923-2013

Drafted to Q063 21 Jun 1943 as A/Lt, RCNVR, XO

 

 

 

 

S-T

Turney, James Garth

1921-2009

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Davis, John Arthur, Slt, RCNVR - 01 May 1942

Elliott, Donald Watson, Slt, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1945

 

 

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