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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q065

Then NADINE II (1946)

Then AUDREY A.

Fairmile ML Q065

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 19 Apr 1941

Launched: 27 Oct 1941

Delivered to the RCN: 01 May 1942 

Removed from service: 14 Jul 1945

Fate: Destroyed by fire in 1978 

 

Built by LeBlanc Shipbuilding Co., J.H., Weymouth, N.S., she was delivered to the RCN on 15 May 1942. 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). Q065 was a "B" Type ML, Displacement 79 tons, Length: 112 ft, Beam, 17.9 ft, Draught: 4.9 ft, Speed: 20 kts, Complement: 3 officers, 14 men, Armament: 3-20mm. In Jan 1944 and Mar 1945, Q065 was listed as part of the 72nd ML Flotilla. Sold in 1946 to Eric W. Phillips, Toronto and renamed the Audrey A and then Nadine II. She burned in 1978 and was destroyed.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt. John Joseph McLaughlin, RCNVR - 01 May 1942 - 12 May 1943

Lt Frederick Hamilton Bruce Dewdney, RCNVR - 13 May 1943 - 23 Nov 1943

Lt John Franklin Stevens, RCNVR - 10 Jan 1944 - 25 Jan 1944

Lt John Henault Beeman, RCNVR - 26 Jan 1944 - 01 Aug 1944

Lt Gerald Edgar McCabe, RCNVR - 02 Aug 1944 - 10 Feb 1945

Lt Gerald Edgar McCabe, RCNVR - 26 Feb 1945 - 04 Mar 1945

Lt William Boyd McTavish, RCNVR - 05 Mar 1945 - 18 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Beeman, John Henault

1922-2010

4th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Dewdney, Frederick Hamilton Bruce, Slt, RCNVR - 09 May 1942

 

Gardner, Allan D., Slt, RCNVR - 26 May 1945

Graves, Robert Stuart, Slt, RCNVR - 20 Feb 1943

Hayes, Murray William, Slt, RCNVR - 15 Apr 1945

 

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