Fairmile Motor Launch



Fairmile ML Q103

RCN Photo # JT-115

Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum


Laid down: 30 May 1942

Launched: 07 Nov 1942

Delivered to the RCN: 18 Nov 1942

Removed from service: 08 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1947. Later broken up.


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 Jan and Jul 1944, Q103 was part of the 78th Ml Flotilla. Sold in 1947 to C.M. Weegar, Penetang, Ont., she was renamed One-O-Three, later Lady Simone. She was eventually scrapped.



Commanding Officers


Lt Harold Arthur Agar, RCNVR - 18 Nov 1942 - 21 Jun 1943

Lt Frank Hebb Galway, RCNVR - 22 Jun 1943 - 06 Jan 1945

Lt William Godfrey Lumsden, RCNVR - 07 Jan 1945 - 26 Apr 1945

Lt James Brown Barbeau, RCNVR - 27 Apr 1945 - 08 Jul 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Former Crew Members


Jenner, James Raol, Lt, RCNVR - 08 Jul 1944


Patterson, Alexander William, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1945



Photos and Documents


ML Q094 with Q103 and Q076 following astern


RCN Photo # F-978


Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum







(WL023-WL025) Sailors on ML Q103

From the collection of William Lilbourne