As you can see on this page Hunter Boats was not the Only boat builder that switched to building Fairmiles during the war. There were many builders across Canada I have just listed those that built the boats we are interested in today. A total of eighty Fairmiles were built in Canada
A) Marine Industries, Sorel, Quebec.
B) Midland Boat Works, Midland, Ontario.
C) Greavette Boats Limited, Gravenhurst, Ontario.
D) Hunter Boats Limited, Orillia, Ontario.
E) J. J. Taylor and Sons, Toronto, Ontario.
F) Minett – Shields Limited, Bracebridge, Ontario.
G) John H. LeBlanc Shipyard, Weymouth, Nova Scotia.
H) A. C. Benson Shipyard, Vancouver, British Columbia.
I) Star Shipyard (Mercer’s) Limited, New Westminster, British Columbia.
J) Vancouver Shipyards Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia.
K) Grew Boats Limited, Penetanguishene, Ontario.
L) Mac – Craft Company Limited, Sarnia, Ontario.
Fairmile Q084, May 1943. Built by John H.
LeBlanc Shipyard, Weymouth, Nova Scotia.
Photo by Gilbert A. Milne. Department of National Defence / National Archives of Canada, PA-134191.
Hunter Boats Limited Orillia, Ontario - 7 Fairmile Boats builtEach line reads as: Boat's Name, Date Laid Down, Date Launched and the Date Delivered to the RCN.
HMC ML060 – 05APR41, 24JUL41, 01NOV41
HMC ML061 – 05APR41, 24JUL41, 11NOV41
HMC ML085 – 31AUG41, 16MAY42, 13JUN42
HMC ML092 – 10APR42, 23OCT42, 02NOV42
HMC ML093 – 10APR42, 01OCT42, 02NOV42
HMC ML109 – launched 02JUL43 only date on record
HMC ML116 – (D) laid down is missing, 25SEP43, 16NOV43 there is a line through the delivery date so they may have been uncertain of that date. Commander Fraser McKee told me in April 2006 that HMC ML116 caught fire during construction but was finished and this must be the reason the dates are missing.
Pictures from the booklet "The story of Hunter Boats"
HMC ML116 Going through the Locks in Kirkfield
Minett – Shields Limited, Bracebridge, Ontario. 10 Fairmile Boats built
HMC ML057 – 03MAR41, 26JUL41, 28OCT41
HMC ML059– 11AUG41, 23APR42, 26MAY42
HMC ML074 – 18AUG41, 30APR42, 26MAY42
HMC ML075 – 07SEP41, 12MAY42, 22JUN42
HMC ML076 – 17SEP41, 12MAY42, 23JUN42
HMC ML096– 20APR42, 19OCT42, 09NOV42
HMC ML097 – 20APR42, 19OCT42, 16NOV42
HMC ML110 – 06FEB43, 29JUN43, the delivery date is missing
HMC ML119 – 02JUN43, 30OCT43, 16NOV43
Greavette Boats Limited, Gravenhurst, Ontario. 9 Fairmile Boats built
HMC ML054 – 24MAR41, 30AUG41, 17OCT41
HMC ML055 – 24MAR41, 20OCT41, 06NOV41
HMC ML056 – 24MAR41, 10NOV41, 24NOV41
HMC ML077 – 18AUG41, 12MAY42, 02JUN42
HMC ML078 – 25AUG41, 06MAY42, 02JUN42
HMC ML089 – 16APR42, 01OCT42, 15OCT42
HMC ML090 – 16APR42, 21OCT42, 19NOV42
HMC ML091 – 16APR42, 06MAY43, 17MAY43
HMC ML114 – 21APR43, 11NOV43, 20NOV43
Grew Boats Limited, Penetanguishene, Ontario. 8 Fairmile Boats built
HMC ML072 – ..MAY41, 12NOV41, 24NOV41
HMC ML073 – ..MAY41, 12NOV41, 24NOV41
HMC ML098 – 02APR42, 24OCT42, 07NOV42
HMC ML099 – 02APR42, 24OCT42, 07NOV42
HMC ML100 – 10APR42, 24OCT42, 07NOV42
HMC ML106 – launched 15AUG43 only date on record
HMC ML107 – launched 16AUG43 only date on record
HMC ML117 – 21APR43, 06NOV43, 16NOV43
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