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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q091

Than NINE-ONE (1946)

Fairmile ML Q091

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 16 Apr 1942

Launched: 6 May 1943

Delivered to the RCN: 17 May 1943

Removed from service: 14 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold to private use, she sank in 1955

 

Built by Greavette Boats Ltd., Gravenhurst, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 17 May 1943. 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). Q091 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 Jan 1944, Q091 was listed as part of the 77th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1946 to Wendel Graham, P.E.I and re-named Nine-One.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Stephen Clive Robinson, RCNVR - 17 May 1943 - 08 Oct 1943

Sub/Lt J.G. McClelland, RCNVR - 09 Oct 1943 - 11 Nov 1943

Lt F.H.B. Dewdney, RCNVR - 12 Nov 1943 - 07 Mar 1944

Lt Ronald Alexander Wyllie, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1944 - 22 May 1944

Lt Edward Bingham Kendall, RCNVR - 23 May 1944 - 16 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

S-T

Sutherland, James Thomson

1926-2015

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

La Fontaine, Jacques Francois, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

 

 

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