Fairmile Motor Launch
Built by Greavette Boats Ltd., Gravenhurst, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 02 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). Q077 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 Jan 1944 and Feb 1945, Q077 was listed a part of the 73rd ML Flotilla. Sold in 1947 to Consolidated Shipping Corp., Sorel, Quebec, she was renamed Coastal Queen.
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
Former Crew Members
(IB46) SLt John Lowry Gourlay onboard Q077 - summer 1944 (IB47) Q077, Saint John, NB - summer 1944 (IB48) Shipmates on Q077 - summer 1944
From the collection of Ivan Bennett, RCNVR
Courtesy of Ivan Bennett