Fairmile Motor Launch
Built by Minett-Shields Ltd., Bracebridge, Ont., she was delivered to the RCN on 09 Nov 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).
In Jan 1944, Q097 was listed as part of the 76th ML Flotilla. Sold in 1945 to Gen Escobar, but as a re-sale when the boat returned to M.I.L Industries.
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
Former Crew Members
Nairne, Ronald Sinclair, SLt, RCNVR - 09 Apr 1944
Pearson, Donald Edward Thomas, SLt, RCNVR - 04 Apr 1944
Smith, Derek Gordon Morson, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1944