For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Fairmile Motor Launch - Q109

Then QUETZAL II (1948)

Then ARARA

Then ARUBA

Fairmile ML Q109

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Launched: 02 Jul 1943

Delivered to the RCN: 23 Aug 1943

Removed from service: 17 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1948. Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Hunter Boats, Orillia, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 23 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). Sold in 1948 to Francis Farwell, Hamilton, Ontario and was re-named Quetzal II, Arara and Aruba.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt J.G.W. MacKenzie, RCNVR - 23 Aug 1943 - 22 Jan 1945

Lt John Stuart Stephen, RCNVR - 23 Jan 1945 - 17 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Former Crew Members

March, Gordon Thomas, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

Stephen, John Stuart, Lt, RCNVR - 24 May 1944

 

 

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