Fairmile Motor Launch



Fairmile ML Q090

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham


Laid down: 16 Apr 1942

Launched: 21 Oct 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 19 Nov 1942

Removed from service: 13 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945. Final disposition unknown.


Built by Greavette Boats Ltd., Gravenhurst, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 19 Nov 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).


In May 1944 and Jan 1945, Q090 was listed as part of the 78th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1945 to Brian Newkirk in Toronto and renamed Louvicourt and Rosal.



Photos and Documents



Commanding Officers


LCdr A.C. Campbell, RCNVR - 11 Nov 1942 - 10 May 1944

Lt Charles Arthur Lewis Maase, RCNVR - 11 May 1944 - 24 Jan 1945

Lt Donald Alexander Dobson, RCNVR - 25 Jan 1945 - 06 Mar 1945

Lt Charles Arthur Lewis Maase, RCNVR - 07 Mar 1945 - 13 Jul 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Former Crew Members


Barbeau, James Brown, SLt, RCNVR - 13 May 1944


Cooper, Charles Forester Whirrer, SLt, RCNVR - 14 Jul 1943

Jefferies, Andrew Douglas, SLt, RCNVR - 01 Feb 1945



Photos and Documents


MV Louvicourt (former ML Q090) runs aground on False Duck Shoal

The Belleville Intelligencer 31 Aug 1948

Source: Belleville Public Library microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2016