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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q084

Then NELVANA

Fairmile ML Q084

Source: Fairmile Motor Launch Radio Fit - by Jerry Proc

Credit: Gilbert A. Milne. Department of National Defence / National Archives of Canada, PA-134191

 

Laid down: 20 Aug 1941

Launched: 16 May 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 04 Jun 1942

Removed from service: 15 Jun 1945

Fate: Sold in 1946. Final disposition unknown.

 

Built by LeBlanc Shipbuilding Co. J.H., Weymouth, N.S., she was delivered to the RCN on 18 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). Q084 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. In Jan 1944, Q084 was listed as part of the 79th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1946 to R. E. Gamble, Toronto and was renamed Nelvana.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt George Enderby Cross, RCNVR - 04 Jun 1942 - 26 Mar 1943

Lt Ross Norten McDiarmid, RCNVR - 27 Mar 1943 - 16 Apr 1944

Lt Jack McGregor Duck, RCNVR - 17 Apr 1944 - 15 Dec 1944

Lt J.C. Mackey, RCNVR - 23 Apr 1945 - 22 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Duck, Jack McGregor

____-2007

 

 

 

 

M-N

Mitchell, George Henry

1924-2007

 

 

 

 

W-X

Weeks, Francis Gilbert

1914-2002

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

George, Edgar Haines, Slt, RCNVR - 20 Feb 1943

 

Marples, Vaughan Wilkens, Slt, RCNVR - 04 Apr 1944

Marsh, Gordon Thomas, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Jan 1944

McDiarmid, Ross Norten, Lt, RCNVR - 09 May 1942 (Stand by)

 

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