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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Fairmile Motor Launch - Q114

Fairmile ML Q114

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham


Laid down: 21 Apr 1943

Launched: 11 Nov 1943

Delivered to the RCN: 20 Nov 1943

Removed from service: 1945

Transferred to the RCMP Marine Division: 1945

Sold: 1947 for commercial use

Fate: Destroyed by fire in 1955


Built by Greavette Boats Ltd., Gravenhurst, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 20 Nov 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 Mar 1944 and Jan 1945, Q114 was listed as part of the 82nd ML Flotilla. After the war Q114 was transferred to and became RCMP vessel Fort Selkirk but was never commissioned. She was sold to H. P. Leask and Roy Pyke, Halifax, Nova Scotia and renamed Amy Mae. Later purchased by George Drew in Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia; he used her to haul lobsters out of Western Nova Scotia over to Rockland, Maine. The Amy May was destroyed by fire in 1955.


Photos and Documents


Commanding Officers

Lt R. Carfrae, RCNVR - 23 Nov 1943 - 08 Jul 1944

LCdr W.J. Moore, RCNVR - 23 Oct 1944 - 26 Dec 1944

Lt W.J. King, RCNVR - 27 Dec 1944 - 14 Jan 1945

Lt John Harty Osler, RCNVR - 15 Jan 1945 - 28 Jan 1945

Lt Gerald Estabrooks Rising, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1945 - 13 Feb 1945

Lt John Harty Osler, RCNVR - 14 Feb 1945 - 05 May 1945

Lt Francis Amyot, RCNVR - 06 May 1945 - 06 Jun 1945

Lt John Harty Osler, RCNVR - 07 Jun 1945 - 20 Aug 1945


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Amyot, Francis






Former Crew Members

Casey, Joseph Henry, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1945

Hewitson, Albert Gordon, A/Lt, RCNVR - 09 Jul 1944

King, William Joseph, Lt, RCNVR - 27 Mar 1944


Photos and Documents


RCMP Vessel Fort Selkirk MP31

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham