For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Fairmile Motor Launch - Q083
Built by LeBlanc Shipbuilding Co., J.H., Weymouth, N.S., she was delivered to the RCN on 25 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). Q083 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 Apr 1944, Q083 was listed as part of the 79th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1945 to Lorne Johnson, Montague, Prince Edward Island and renamed Lazy Mariner.
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
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