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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q118

Then FRANLISS III

Fairmile ML Q118

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 21 Apr 1943

Launched: 30 Oct 1943

Delivered to the RCN: 06 Nov 1943

Removed from service: 23 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945. Final disposition unknown

 

Built by Midland Boat Works, Midland, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 06 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 Jan 1944, Q118 was listed a part of the 82nd ML Flotilla. Sold in 1945 to Frances Farwell, Hamilton, Ontario, she was renamed Franliss III.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt V.J. Wilgress, RCNVR - 06 Nov 1943 - 07 Feb 1944

Lt William Joseph King, RCNVR - 03 Apr 1944 - 19 Apr 1944

Lt John Harty Osler, RCNVR - 20 Apr 1944 - 08 Jan 1945

Lt William Joseph King, RCNVR - 11 Apr 1945 - 25 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

M-N

Menzies, James Gilchrist

1915-2011

Drafted to Q118 in Jan 1944 as Lt, RCNVR

O-P

Osler, John Harty

____-2005

3rd Commanding Officer

 

Former Crew Members

Webster, Arthur Egerton, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944

 

 

 

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