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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q098

Then CORITA

Then BIC

Then SAINT-BARNABE (1948)

ML Q098 (centre) with Q099 (right) and Q100 (left) on their launching day - 10 Oct 1942

Source: Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes

Researched by: Robert Langlois

 

Laid down: 02 Apr 1942

Launched: 24 Oct 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 07 Nov 1942

Removed from service: 1945

Fate: Unknown

 

Built by Grew Boats Ltd., Penetanguishene, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 07 Nov1942. 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 Jan 1944, Q098 was listed as part of the 76th ML Flotilla. Sold in to Irene Sicard of Montreal, she was renamed Corite then Bic. In Jun 1947, former Q098 was purchased by the Navire école de l’Institut maritime du Québec, fully equipped with radio, radar, sonar in interior communications equipment, for $25,000. On 28 Oct 1948 she was renamed Saint-Barnabé. She served the marine training school until Dec 1958. Her disposition after 1958 is unknown.

 

Commanding Officers

Sub/Lt T.A. Welch, RCNVR - 07 Nov 1942 - 18 Nov 1943

Lt Edward Gilbert Jarvis, RCNVR - 19 Nov 1943 - 04 Jan 1944

A/LCdr John Maxwell Todd, RCNVR - 05 Jan 1944 - 24 Jan 1944

Lt Edward Gilbert Jarvis, RCNVR - 25 Jan 1944 - 05 Mar 1944

Lt E. Desrosiers, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944 - 16 Mar 1945

Lt Michael Le Moyes De Martigny, RCNVR - 17 Mar 1945 - 17 Apr 1945

Lt Edmond Desrosiers, RCNVR - 18 Apr 1945 - 25 Apr 1945

Lt John Clark Austin, RCNVR - 26 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945

Lt Edmond Desrosiers, RCNVR - 29 Apr 1945 - 16 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Former Crew Members

De Martigny, Michael Le Moyes, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

Hunt, Howard Alfred, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Apr 1943

 

 

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