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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 C.J. 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


Carras, Constantine


4th Commanding Officer






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

Van Tighem, Clarence Joseph, Slt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1943


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