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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q075

ML Q075

Courtesy of Kevin Joynt

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Laid down: 07 Sep 1941

Launched: 12 May 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 22 Jun 1942

Removed from service: 17 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold after the war. Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Minett-Shields Ltd., Bracebridge, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 22 Jun 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). Q075 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 1945, Q075 was listed as part of the 73rd ML Flotilla. After the war she was sold to ACME Boat and Salvage Company, New York, USA.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt James Gordon Humphrey, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1942 - 02 May 1943

Lt Lawrence James Wallace, RCNVR - 03 May 1943 - 27 May 1943

Lt T. Roy Campbell Denny, RCNVR - 28 May 1943 - 31 May 1943

Lt John Macwell Todd, RCNVR - 01 Jun 1943 - 04 Jan 1944

A/LCdr John Maxwell Todd, RCNVR - 25 Jan 1944 - 11 Oct 1944

Lt John Donald Lineham, RCNVR - 12 Oct 1944 - 08 Feb 1945

Lt C.R. Godbehere, RCNVR - 09 Feb 1945 - 16 Mar 1945

Lt John Donald Lineham, RCNVR - 17 Mar 1945 - 19 Aug 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bond, Walter

1918-2009

G-H

Godbehere, Cecil Richard

1922-2011

Drafted to Q075 on 09 Feb 1945

K-L

Lineham, John Donald

1919-2004

 

Former Crew Members

Akin, John Robert, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Jun 1943

MacFarlane, Hugh Osmond, Slt, RCNVR - 30 Jan 1945

 

 

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