Fairmile Motor Launch
Built by Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., she was delivered to the RCN on 17 May 1944. 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).
Q122 was a "B" Type ML, Displacement: 79 tons, Length: 112 ft, Beam 17.9 ft, Draught: 4.9 ft, Speed: 20 kts, Complement: 3 officers, 14 men, Armament: 3-20mm.
She was sold in 1945 to Hamiltair Limited, Vancouver she was renamed Malibu Tyee, later Nancy N. Seymour, and Sogno d'Oro.
Lt Clayton Karn Drew Smith, RCNVR - 17 May 1944 - 09 Oct 1944
Lt R.T. McKean, RCNVR - 10 Oct 1944 - 05 Sep 1945
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
Photos and Documents
(GS09) CPO George Sterne on ML Q122 (GS10-GS11) Hands fallen in on ML Q122 (GS12) ML Q122 Christmas card
From the collection of George Beatty Sterne, CPO.MM
Courtesy of Bob Sterne