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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q067

Fairmile ML Q067

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 11 Feb 1941

Launched: 27 Nov 1941

Delivered to the RCN: 27 Mar 1942 

Removed from service: 10 Oct 1945

Fate: Destroyed by fire in 1966

 

Built by Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd., she was delivered to the RCN on 27 Mar 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). Q067was a "B" Type ML, Displacement: 79 tons, Length: 112 ft, Beam, 17.9 ft, Draught: 4.9 ft, Complement: 3 officers and 14 men, Armament: 3-20mm. In Jan 1944 and Mar 1945, Q067 was listed as part of the 75th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1946 to Coal Island Limited, Vancouver, she was renamed Stranger II. In 1966 she was destroyed by fire.

 

Commanding Officers

Sub/Lt Cedric Charles Turrell McNair, RCNVR - 27 Mar 1942 - 15 Jun 1943

Lt John Foster Beveridge, RCNVR - 16 Jun 1943 - 01 Nov 1943

Skpr/Lt G.F. Cassidy, RCNR - 02 Nov 1943 - 16 Nov 1943

Lt J.F. Beveridge, RCNVR - 17 Nov 1943 - 06 Apr 1944

Lt Edward Sydney Blanchet, RCNVR - 07 Apr 1944 - 13 Jun 1944

Lt H.W. Patterson, RCNVR - 04 Nov 1944 - 12 Jul 1945

Lt J.M. Ferris, RCNVR - 13 Jul 1945 - 12 Sep 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Former Crew Members

Bevridge, John Foster, Slt, RCNVR - 27 Mar 1942

 

Brinkman, Joseph Cabot, Skpr, RCNR - 27 Mar 1942

 

Eakins, James Warner, Slt, RCNVR - 07 Apr 1943

Ferris, James McCready, A/Lt, RCNVR - 15 Jul 1944

 

Linton, Ralph Dale, Lt, RCNVR - 16 Jun 1943

 

McLeod, Ian, A/Lt, RCNVR - 27 Mar 1945

Priddle, Roger Irving, Lt, RCNVR - 30 Jan 1944

 

Walker, Walter Frederick Sydney, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Apr 1944

 

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