Fairmile Motor Launch



Fairmile ML Q115

RCN Photo # R-764

Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum

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Laid down: 21 Apr 1943

Launched: 06 Nov 1943

Delivered to the RCN: 16 Nov 1943

Removed from service: 21 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945. Final disposition unknown.


Built by Mac-Craft Ltd., Sarnia, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 16 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 Feb 1944 and Mar 1945, Q115 was listed as part of the 82nd ML Flotilla. Sold in 1945  to the Upper Lakes and St. Lawrence Transportation Company, Toronto, she was renamed Nelvana, later Outre Mer.



Photos and Documents



Commanding Officers


Lt R.W. Kettlewell, RCNVR - 08 Nov 1943 - 07 Feb 1944

Lt Cecil Richard Godbehere, RCNVR - 08 Feb 1944 - 04 Jan 1945

Lt Cecil Richard Godbehere, RCNVR - 26 Mar 1945 - 08 Jun 1945

Lt Francis Amyot, RCNVR - 09 Jun 1945 - 25 Jul 1945

Lt Cecial Richard Godbehere, RCNVR - 26 Jul 1945 - 13 Aug 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Former Crew Members


MacLeod, Donald Murdock, SLt, RCNVR - 28 Mar 1945



Photos and Documents



The launching of ML Q115 at Sarnia, ON.


From the collection of George Beatty Sterne, CPO.MM


Courtesy of Bob Sterne