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Fairmile Motor Launch - Q126

Fairmile ML Q126

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham


Laid down: 07 Sep 1943

Launched: 18 Apr 1944

Delivered to the RCN: 08 Jul 1944

Removed from service: 02 Oct 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945. Final disposition unknown



Built by Star Shipyards (Mercer's) Ltd., New Westminster, B.C., she was delivered to the RCN on 08 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). Sold in 1945 to Hamiltair Ltd., Vancouver, she was renamed Princess Malibou.


Commanding Officers

Lt Roy Campbell Denny, RCNVR - 07 Aug 1944 - 08 Nov 1944

Lt W.H. Davidson, RCNVR - 09 June 1945 - 12 Sep 1945


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Former Crew Members

Denny, Roy Campbell, Lt, RCNVR - 29 Jul 1944

Gorrie, Harold Bruce, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945