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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q108

Then MACHIGONNE II

Fairmile ML Q108

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

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Launched: 29 Jul 1943

Delivered to the RCN: 13 Aug 1943

Removed from service: Dec 1944

Fate: Sold in 1945. Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Midland Boat Works, Midland, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 13 Aug 1943. 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 Feb 1945, Q108 was listed as part of the 70th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1945 to Radium Chemical Company Limited, Vancouver, and was renamed Machigonne II. This was the third Fairmile to terminate her war service. Her CO left on 19 Dec 1944.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Ian Lorne Campbell, RCNVR - 14 Aug 1943 - 19 Dec 1944

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bessey, Keith C.

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C-D

Campbell, Ian Lorne

1917-2009

1st Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Ross, Kent Macauley, Slt, RCNVR - 06 Apr 1944

Simpson, Peter Cameron, A/Lt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1945

 

 

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