For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Fairmile Motor Launch - Q099
Then DIPEDON (1948)
Then DONARVIE II
Built by Grew Boats Ltd., Penetanguishene, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 07 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). Q099 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 and 14 men, Armament: 3-20mm. In Feb 1944 and Mar 1945, Q099 was listed as part of the 77th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1948 to Joe Dunkleman, Tip-Top Tailors of Toronto and was renamed Dipedon and later Donarvie II.