Q125

 

Fairmile Motor Launch

 


 

Fairmile ML Q125

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Laid down: 04 Aug 1943

Launched: 18 Apr 1944

Delivered to the RCN: 22 Jun 1944

Removed from service:  02 Oct 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945. Sunk Porpoise Bay BC in 2018. Salvaged for dismantling and disposal Mar 2019.

 

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

 

In March 2019, the Gulf Streem II was salvaged after having sunk in Sep 2018 in Porpoise Bay, BC.

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt Jack Edwin Kendrick, RCNVR - 02 Jun 1944 - 08 Jun 1945

 

Lt Frederick James Flander, RCNVR - 09 Jun 1945 - 13 Sep 1945

 

Lt Henry W. Patterson - dates unknown

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Patterson, Henry W.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Holloway, Robert Christopher, SLt, RCNVR - 10 Mar 1945

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

The Mailbu Tillikam

Photo credit: Chaz Hiltz

Source: The Nauticapedia

 


 

Gulf Stream II, taking on water, in danger of sinking in Porpoise Bay, BC - Oct 2016

Source: Coast Reporter News

 


 

The Gulfstream II was hauled ashore for dismantling and disposal in late March 2019, after sinking last September in Porpoise Bay.

 

Source / credit: The Coast Reporter / Sean Eckford Photo

 


 

HOME PAGE     SHIP INDEX      CONTACT