For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Fairmile Motor Launch - Q074
Built by Minett-Shields Ltd., Bracebridge, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 26 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). Q074 was a "B" Type ML, Length: 112 ft, Beam: 17.9 ft, Draught: 4.9 ft, Complement: 3 officers, 14 men, Armament: 3-20mm. In Jun 1944 and Jan 1945, Q074 was listed as part of the 77 ML Flotilla. Paid off on 01 Jul 1945, she was sold later that year to George B. Burchell, Sydney, Nova Scotia, she was renamed Aloma III.