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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.



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


ML Q125

RCN Photo # F-3348-R

Courtesy of the Comox RCAF Museum



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