For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Fairmile Motor Launch - Q094

Fairmile ML Q094

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 14 Apr 1942

Launched: 12 Nov 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 19 Nov 1942

Paid off: 06 Feb 1945

Fate: Destroyed by fire on 13 Aug 1948

 

Built my Midland Boat Works, Midland, 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 Feb 1944 and Feb 1945, Q094 was listed a part of the 77th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1945 to G. A. Griffen, P.E.I and was renamed Ernest G. On 13 Aug 1948, Ernest G. caught fire, beached and became a total loss at North Sydney, Nova Scotia.

 

Photos and Documents          Crew photos

 

Commanding Officers

Lt G. Marcil, RCNVR - 29 Nov 1942 - 04 Mar 1943

Lt Albert Perry Morrow, RCNVR - 05 Mar 1943 - 07 Oct 1943

Lt Clarence Joseph Van Tighem, RCNVR - 08 Oct 1943 - 11 Dec 1944

Lt Constantine Carras, RCNVR - 12 Dec 1944 - 05 Jan 1945

Lt Walter James Langston, RCNVR - 06 Jan 1945 - 06 Feb 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Carras, Constantine

____-____

 

 

 

 

M-N

Morrow, Albert Percy

1912-2010

 

 

 

 

U-V

Van Tighem, Clarence J.

____-2003

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Carras, Constantine, Slt, RCNVR  - 09 Mar 1944

 

McHugh, Marshall Donald, Slt, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1944

Mackey, John Conrad, Slt, RCNVR - 09 Feb 1944

Wyllie, Ronald Alexander, Slt, RCNVR - 06 Jul 1943

 

Photos and Documents

 

Ships bell of Q094

Bell is at a private residence in California

ML Q094 passing an iceberg near Newfoundland

Source: RCN Fairmiles

Credit: Library and Archives Canada/ PA-129230

ML Q094 passing an iceberg near Newfoundland

(photo 2 of a series)

 

The MLs used the iceberg for target practice.  You can see the shell holes in the upper right corner of the iceberg

 

DND / RCN photo

From the collection of Clarence Van Tighem

Courtesy of Paul Van Tighem

Flying-boat flying over Q094

From the collection of Clarence Van Tighem

Courtesy of Paul Van Tighem

Lt Albert Perry Morrow (2nd CO of Q094) with SLt Clarence Van Tighem (who became 3rd CO of Q094)

From the collection of Clarence Van Tighem

Courtesy of Paul Van Tighem

 

HOME PAGE     SHIP INDEX      CONTACT