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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q110

Then ROSELINE

Then MISS KINGSTON

Then SAINT-LOUIS IV

Then LA SANTA MARIA IV

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

Fairmile ML Q110

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 06 Feb 1943

Launched: 29 Jun 1943

Delivered to the RCN:  08 Jul 1943

Removed from service: 09 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1949. Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Minett-Shields, Bracebridge, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 08 Jul 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 Jun 1944 and Feb 1945, Q110 was listed as part of the 78th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1949 to Louis Levin, Montreal and renamed Roseline, Miss Kingston, Saint-Louis IV and La Santa Maria IV.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt R. Dickinson, RCNVR - 08 Jul 1943 - 18 Oct 1943

Lt H.A. Batey, RCNVR - 19 Oct 1943 - 23 Jun 1944

Lt William Best Bailey, RCNVR - 24 Jun 1944 - 23 Feb 1945

Lt John Underwood McFall, RCNVR - 24 Feb 1945 - 06 Mar 1945

Lt Donald Alexander Dobson, RCNVR - 07 Mar 1945 - 07 Apr 1945

Slt Robert Richard Peirson, RCNVR - 08 Apr 1945 - 29 Apr 1945

Lt William Best Bailey, RCNVR - 30 Apr 1945 - 13 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Former Crew Members

McFall, John Underwood, A/Lt, RCNVR - 24 Jun 1944

Peirson, Robert Richard, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Apr 1945

 

 

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