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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q083

Then LAZY MARINER (1945)

ML Q083

Courtesy of Kevin Joynt

 

Laid down: 20 Aug 1941

Launched: 24 Mar 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 25 May 1942

Removed from service: 13 Jun 1945

Fate: Unknown

 

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.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt William Martin Grand, RCNVR - 09 May 1942 - 10 May 1943

Lt Malcolm Campbell Knox, RCNVR - 11 May 1943 - 07 Oct 1943

Lt J.R. Akin, RCNVR - 08 Oct 1943 - 11 Sep 1944

Lt G.A. Sweeney, RCNVR - 12 Sep 1944 - 15 Dec 1944

Lt Richard John Murray Allan, RCNVR - 23 Apr 1945 - 15 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Former Crew Members

Balfry, Cyril Alfred, Slt, RCNVR - 18 May 1943

 

Dixon, Jack, Slt, RCNVR - 01 May 1945

Jay, Walter Angus, Slt, RCNVR - 09 Apr 1944

MacKay, William Reay, Lt, RCNVR - 09 May 1942

 

Photos and Documents

 

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