Q077

 

Fairmile Motor Launch

 


 

Fairmile ML Q077

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 18 Aug 1941

Launched: 12 May 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 02 Jun 1942

Removed from service: 17 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1947. Final disposition unknown

 

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.

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

A/LCdr John William Braidwood, RCNVR - 21 Apr 1942 - 07 Oct 1943

Sub/Lt Richard Paddon, RCNVR - 08 Oct 1943 - 29 Oct 1943

Sub/Lt P. Thomas, RCNVR - 30 Oct 1943 - 29 Dec 1943

Lt Peter Blay Crombie Samson, RCNVR - 30 Dec 1943 - 05 Mar 1944

Lt Francis Amyot, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944 - 23 Apr 1944

Lt Peter Blay Crombie Samson, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1944 - 29 Apr 1945

Lt Douglas Robert Lester, RCNVR - 30 Apr 1945 - 19 Jul 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Bennett, Ivan Thomas, RCNVR

 

Bunney, Clifford Noble, SLt, RCNVR - 14 Feb 1945

Gourlay, John Lowry, SLt, O-28210, RCNVR - Jan 1944 / 08 May 1944

 

Kincaid, Robert Mann, SLt, RCNVR - 25 May 1942

Lester, Douglas Robert, Lt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945

 


 

IB46

IB47

IB48

(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

 


 

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