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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q119

Fairmile ML Q119

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham


Laid down: 02 Jun 1943

Launched: 30 Oct 1943

Delivered to the RCN: 16 Nov 1943

Removed from service: 07 Jan 1945

Transferred to the RCMP Marine Division: 1945

Paid off: 1959

Sold: 1959

Fate: Still in civilian use as of 2012


Built by Minett-Shields Ltd., Bracebridge, 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 Mar 1944 & 1945, Q119 was listed as part of the 82 ML Flotilla. After the war Q119 was transferred to the RCMP and became Fort Pitt MP 30, RCMP Ottawa. International call sign CGMM until 1959. Paid off and sold in 1959 she was renamed Sondra II. As of 2012 she was still is use.


Commanding Officers

Lt J.J. McLaughlin, RCNVR - 16 Nov 1943 - 07 Mar 1944

Lt Frederick Hamilton Bruce Dewdney, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1944 - 07 Jan 1945


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Former Crew Members

Dale, William George, Slt, 19 Mar 1945

McFall, John Underwood, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1944