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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Fairmile Motor Launch - Q102

Then QUETZAL (1945)

Then CURLEW

Then SALISSA M.

Then MOONDANCE

Then ENTERPRISE II

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

Fairmile ML Q102

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 10 May 1942

Launched:  Nov 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 18 Nov 1942

Removed from service: 24 Jun 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945. Final disposition unknown.

 

Built by Mac-Craft Ltd., Sarnia, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 18 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 Jul 1944 and Jan 1945, Q102 was part of the 77th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1945 to Francis Farwell, Hamilton, Ontario she was renamed Quetzal, later Curlew, Salissa M, Moondance, and Enterprise II.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Harold Martin Gordon, RCNVR - 14 Nov 1942 - 24 Apr 1943

Sub/Lt John Gordon William MacKenzie - 24 Apr 1943 - 02 Jun 1943

Lt Harold Martin Gordon, RCNVR - 03 Jun 1943 - 18 Oct 1943

Lt B.C. Heintzman, RCNVR - 19 Oct 1943 - 05 Jul 1944

Lt John Killaly MacDonald, RCNVR - 06 Jul 1944 - 24 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Blandy, Walter Stairs

1924-2014

 

 

 

 

I-J

Johnson, Harry

1920-2014

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Feeney, John Joseph, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Apr 1943

Pangman, Douglas Wentworth, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

 

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