Fairmile Motor Launch



ML Q127

Source: RCN Fairmiles

Credit: Kathy Cullen Collection


Laid down: 08 Nov 1943


Delivered to the RCN: 27 Sep 1944

Removed from service: 02 Oct 1945

Fate: Sank at Princess Louisa Inlet, BC, in 1952


Built by Star Shipyards (Mercer's) Ltd., New Westminster, B.C., she was delivered to the RCN on 27 Sep 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 Chief Malibu. The Chief Malibu sank at Princess Louisa Inlet, British Columbia in 1952.



Commanding Officers


Lt Roy Campbel Denny, RCNVR - 01 Jun 1944 - 09 Aug 1944


Lt J.M. Lewis, RCNVR - 25 Sep 1944 - 05 Nov 1944


Lt G.E. Devlin, RCNVR - 06 Nov 1944 - 22 Nov 1944


Lt C.K.D. Smith, RCNVR - 23 Nov 1944 - 11 Sep 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Denny, Roy C.









Former Crew Members


Holloway, Robert Christopher, SLt, RCNVR - 09 Jun 1945