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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q096

Then ROSELINE (1945)

Then MISS KINGSTON

Then SAINT-LOUIS IV

Then LA SANTA MARIA IV

Note: Names after sold for civilian use may not be in sequence

Fairmile ML Q096

From the collection of James Hamilton Morrison

Courtesy of Anthony Sharp

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Laid down: 20 Apr 1942

Launched: 19 Oct 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 09 Nov 1942

Paid off: 01 Jul 1945

Fate: suspended from the Transport Canada Registry on 20 Dec 2004. Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Minett-Shields Ltd., Bracebridge, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 09 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 Apr 1945, Q096 was listed as part of the 76th ML Flotilla. Removed from serviced on 30 Jun 1945, she was later sold for civilian use. 

 

Below is the history of Q096's record of sales and use after the war:  Jun 1945, sold $2,000 by WAC to MIL (Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Quebec)  //  Oct 1946, sold $6,000 by MIL to Joseph Séverin Langlois ( Quebec River Pilot), (Savoy Shipping Limited, Quebec)  //  1947, converted into sightseeing boat at St-Laurent Shipyard, Island of Orleans and renamed Roseline (# 177959). Owner: Quebec Waterways Sightseeing Tours. Co., Quebec, c/o J.S. Langlois and Nelson Arthur Fournier (Bus Operator)  //  Nov 13, 1952, sold to Joseph Bouchard and Paul Cauchon (Contractors)  //  11 Jun 1953, sold to Samuel George Sedgwick (Tour Boat Operator), Kingston, Ontario. and renamed Miss Kingston  //  13 Jun 1957, sold to Richard Dwor (Merchant), Port Colborne, Ontario c/o Kingston Excursion Limited  //  04 Dec 1975, sold to Inrec Limited, Kingston, Ontario  //  1985, sold to Tony Garon, c/o Saint-Louis IV Inc, Lachine, Quebec and renamed Saint-Louis IV  //  1995, sold to Léo-René Maranda, Montreal, Quebec  //  20 Dec 2004, suspended from the Transport Canada Registry - (Source/Research credit: Source/Credit: Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County / Al Cleary)

 

Commanding Officers

Lt H.R. Cruise, RCNVR - 09 Nov 1942 - 11 Aug 1943

Lt Arthur Morrell. Harper, RCNVR - 12 Aug 1943 - 27 Aug 1943

Sub/Lt R.W. Kettlewell, RCNVR - 28 Aug 1943 - 07 Nov 1943

Lt J.M. Lewis, RCNVR - 08 Nov 1943 - 16 Nov 1943

Lt Thomas Hay Browne, RCNVR - 17 Nov 1943 - 10 Jan 1945

Lt John Murdock Morrison, RCNVR - 11 Jan 1945 - 09 Apr 1945

Lt Walteer James Langston, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1945 - 19 Apr 1945

Lt John Murdock Morrison, RCNVR - 14 May 1945 - 01 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

G-H

Harper, Arthur Morrell

1914-2013

2nd Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

M-N

Morrison, James Hamilton

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Drafted to Q096 on 26 Feb 1944 as Slt, RCNVR

6th Commanding Officer

8th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Arthurs, Ernest Gordon, Slt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1944

 

Browne, Thomas Hay, Slt, RCNVR - 16 Apr 1943

De Martigny, Michel le Moyes, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Apr 1945

 

Sellick, Stanley Robert, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Stodgell, John Coatsworth, Slt, RCNVR - 02 Apr 1945

 

Photos and Documents

 

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