For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Fairmile Motor Launch - Q125
Built by Star Shipyards (Mercer's) Ltd., New Westminster, B.C., she was delivered to the RCN on 22 Jul 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). Q125 was a "B" Type ML, Displacement: 79 tons, Length: 112 ft, Beam: 17 ft, Draught: 4.9 ft, Speed: 22 Kts, Complement: 3 officers, 14 men, Armament: 3-20mm. Sold in 1945 to Hamiltair Ltd., Vancouver, she was renamed Malibu Tillikum, later Yorkeen, Campana, Jornholm, and Gulf Stream II.
In October of 2016, Gulf Stream II was in danger of sinking in Porpoise Bay, BC. She was pumped out and saved - at least for the moment. In November of 2017, she is once again in danger of sinking and three dogs had to be rescued from her by the SPCA.
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