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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q073

Fairmile ML Q073

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: May 1941

Launched: 12 Nov 1941

Delivered to the RCN: 24 Nov 1941

Removed from service: 17 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945. Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Grew Boats Ltd., Penetanguishene, Ont., 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 Feb 1944 and Mar 1945, Q073 was listed a part of the 73rd FL Flotilla. She was sold in 1945 to ACME Boat and Salvage Company, New York, USA.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt V. Browne, RCNVR - 22 Nov 1941 - ?? Dec 1941

Lt Samuel Owen Greening, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1942 - 17 Jun 1943

Lt John Harold Stevenson, RCNVR - 18 Jun 1943 - 19 Feb 1944

Lt Roderick Darell Hayes, RCNVR - 20 Feb 1944 - 15 May 1945

Lt J.C. Austin, RCNVR - 16 May 1945 - 28 May 1945

Lt Roderick Darell Hayes, RCNVR - 29 May 1945 - 22 Aug 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

G-H

Hale, William Frederick

Killed - 14 Feb 1945 on MTB 466

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Austin, John Clark, Lt, RCNVR - 16 May 1945

 

Brenaman, (??)

 

Chown, Don

 

Drake, Bud

 

Field, George Charles, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Jun 1943

Gill, John Hugh, Lt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945

 

Gourlay, John Lowry, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1945

 

McTague, Wimby

 

Prince, Eric, Chief MM

Stevenson, John Harold, Slt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1942

 

Swan, D.

 

Webster, Arthur Egerton, Wt (E), RCNVR - 09 Apr 1945

 

Wilcock, John Philip, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Crew photos for ML Q073

 

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