Fairmile Motor Launch



Fairmile ML Q076 at Digby, N.S., 

From the collection of John Joynt

Courtesy of Kevin Joynt


Laid down: 17 Sep 1941

Launched: 12 May 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 13 Jul 1942

Removed from service: 17 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945. Final disposition unknown


Built by Minett-Shields Ltd., Bracebridge, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 13 Jul 1942. She was a type "B" 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. 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, Q076 was listed as part of the 73rd ML Flotilla. Sold in 1945 to ACME Boat and Salvage Company, New York, USA., her final disposition is unknown.



Photos and Documents



Commanding Officers


Lt John Leitch, RCNVR - 13 Jul 1942 - 04 Apr 1943

Lt Guy Rene Brassard, RCNVR - 05 Apr 1943 - 08 Jun 1943

Lt Frank Ebb Galway, RCNVR - 09 Jun 1943 - 21 Jun 1943

Lt Wingate Errol William Snaith, RCNVR - 24 Feb 1944 - 20 Jul 1944

Lt Frederick Beverley Pugh, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1944 - 19 Jul 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Gillis, Channing D.







Former Crew Members


Gourlay, John Lowry, SLt, John, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1944


Hurst, Kenneth Frederick, SLt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1943

Pinchin, Robert James, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1942


Salmoni, Mark Donald SLt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1945

Wellman, Vorece Huston, SLt, RCNVR - 17 May 1945



Photos and Documents


ML Q076


Courtesy of Kevin Joynt

ML Q094 with Q103 and Q076 following astern


RCN Photo # F-978


Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum


ML Q076 at HMCS CORNWALLIS during work-ups c1944


Courtesy of the Naval Museum of Halifax