Fairmile Motor Launch
Built by Hunter Boats, Orillia, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 13 Jun 1942. 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). Q085 was a "B" Type ML, Length: 112 ft, Beam: 17.9 ft, Draught: 4.9 ft, Complement: 3 officers, 14 men, Armament: 3-20mm.
In Mar 1944 and May 1945, Q085 was listed as part of the 79th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1951 to United Boat Service Corp., New York, USA., she was renamed Suzette No. 1.
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
Former Crew Members
Clark, Gavin Christie, SLt, RCNVR - 25 May 1942
Harkness, Robert Hugh, SLt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1944
Thomas, Peter, SLt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943
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