Photo: James S. Davis 1942
Library and Archives Canada, Department of National Defence 1976-213, box 05551, e011213817
Royal Canadian Navy’s Fairmile Motor Launch Q-060 in Job’s Cove, Conception Bay in 1942. Fairmile Motor Launches patrolled Conception Bay and Bell Island Tickle to defend against German U-boat attacks. Fairmiles were often called Q-boats by Newfoundlanders.
A shortage of larger steel warships, such as minesweepers and corvettes, forced the Royal Canadian Navy to use smaller wooden Fairmile Motor Launches to escort coastal convoys and patrol for German U-boats on the Atlantic coast of Canada and Newfoundland.