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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q085

Then SUZETTE NO. 1 (1951)

Fairmile ML Q085

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 31 Aug 1941

Launched: 16 May 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 13 Jun 1942

Paid off: 04 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1951. Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Hunter Boats, Orillia, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 13 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). Q085 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 Mar 1944 and May 1945, Q085 was listed as part of the 79th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1951 to United Boat Service Corp., New York, USA., she was renamed Suzette No. 1.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt William Eris Duncan Atkinson, RCNVR - 21 Apr 1942 - 21 Oct 1942

Sub/Lt G.C. Clark, RCNVR - 22 Oct 1942 - 07 Mar 1944

Lt John Joseph McLaughlin, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1944 - 04 Apr 1944

Lt Robert Mansfield Greene, RCNVR - 05 Apr 1944 - 29 Nov 1944

Lt Herbert John Dow, RCNVR - 01 May 1945 - 04 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Brady, Edward Patrick Redmond

1916-____

Served in Q085 26 Jul 1942 - 16 Apr 1943 as an AB, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Clark, Gavin Christie, Slt, RCNVR - 25 May 1942

Harkness, Robert Hugh, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1944

Thomas, Peter, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943

 

Photos and Documents

 

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