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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q099

Then DIPEDON (1948)


Fairmile ML Q099

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham


Laid down: 02 Apr 1942

Launched: 24 Oct 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 07 Nov 1942

Paid off: 02 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold after the war. Final disposition unknown


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.


Commanding Officers

Slt Peter George Douglas Armour, RCNVR - 07 Mar 1942 - 06 Nov 1942

Lt G.M. Moors, RCNVR - 07 Nov 1942 - 18 Oct 1943

Slt P.G.D. Armour, RCNVR - 19 Oct 1943 - 09 Jan 1945

Lt John Brayn LeMaistre, RCNVR - 08 Jan 1945 - 02 Jul 1945


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Simmons, H.J.







Former Crew Members

Carras, Constantine, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

Hayes, Murray William, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1945

Kirkwood, Thomas Mulvey, Slt, RCNVR - 29 Feb 1944


Photo and Documents



Personal photo gallery of H.J. Simmons