Fairmile Motor Launch
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.
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
Former Crew Members
Holloway, Robert Christopher, SLt, RCNVR - 10 Mar 1945
Photos and Documents
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