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The Canadian Fairmile B was a type of motor launch (ML) originally designed for the Royal Navy (RN) by W.J. Holt of the British Admiralty and built by British boatbuilder Fairmile Marine. During the Second World War eighty-eight Fairmile B motor launches, with slight modifications for Canadian climatic and operational conditions, were built in Canada for service with the RCN in home waters.[1]

This is a list of the principal firms engaged in the construction of, or the supplying of materials and equipment for the Canadian Fairmile B.[2][3]

Designer Edit

Builders Edit

  • Vancouver Shipyards, Vancouver, BC
  • Star Shipyards, Vancouver, BC
  • Hunter Boats Limited, Orillia, ON
  • Grew Boats Limited, Penetang, ON
  • Midland Boat Works, Midland, ON
  • J.J. Taylor & Sons Ltd., Toronto, ON
  • Port Carling Boat Works Ltd., Port Carling, ON
  • Mac-Craft Company Ltd., Sarnia, ON
  • Greavette Boats Ltd., Gravenhurst, ON
  • Sachau Marine Construction Limited, Toronto
  • J.H. LeBlanc Shipbuilding Company, Waymouth, NS
  • Minett-Shields Ltd., Bracebridge, ON

Materials and Equipment Edit

Item Company City, Province
Anchor Chains Dominion Chain Company Ltd. Niagara Falls, ON
Compasses Ontario Hughes-Owen Company Ltd. Ottawa, ON
Cowl Ventilators Arthur S. Leitch Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Cowl Ventilators J.B. Ormsby Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Dinghies, Oars, Paddles, Etc. Peterborough Canoe Company Ltd. Peterborough, ON
Electric Wiring Canadian General Electric Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Engine Room and Machinery - Special St. Lawrence Engine Company Ltd. Brockville, ON
Engine Room and Machinery - Special Outboard Marine Ltd. Peterborough, ON
Engine Room and Machinery - Special F.L. Buchanan Ltd. Orillia, ON
Engine Room Telegraph and Controls Telefax Limited Toronto, ON
Engines Hall-Scott Motor Car Company New York, NY
Engines Kermath Manufacturing Company of Canada Toronto, ON
Fire Extinguishers Pyrene Manufacturing Company Toronto, ON
Fuel Gages F.W. Chambers & Company Toronto, ON
Fuel Tanks Whitehead Metal Products Ltd. Welland, ON
Galley Stoves Coast Foundry Company Ltd. Vancouver, BC
Glass, Shutter and Bulletproof Duplate Canada Ltd. Oshawa, ON
Glues, Marine and Special I.F. Lauks Ltd. Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
Heating Furnaces Empire Brass Company Ltd. London, ON
Heating Radiators Trane Company of Canada Ltd. Toronto, ON
Hull Fastenings Graham Nail Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Hull Fastenings James Robertson Manufacturing Company Toronto, ON
Hull Fastenings Anaconda Brass Company Ltd. New Toronto, ON
Mahogany & Oak Robert Bury Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Marine Hardware Arthur S. Leitch Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Marine Hardware Brydon Brass Manufacturing Company Toronto, ON
Marine Hardware Watercraft Equipment Company Toronto, ON
Marine Hardware Tom Taylor, 107 Front St. E Toronto, ON
Marine Hardware Belleville Sargent Lock Company Belleville, ON
Metallizing Equipment B.W. Deane & Company Ltd. Montreal, QC
Paints and Varnishes International Paint & Varnish Company Ltd. Montreal, QC
Paints and Varnishes Canada Cement Company Montreal, QC
Paints and Varnishes Sturgeons Ltd. Toronto, ON
Paints and Varnishes Stewart & Woods Toronto, ON
Plumbing Fixtures Empire Brass Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Plywood BC Plywoods Ltd. Vancouver, BC
Propellers William Kennedy & Sons Ltd. Owen Sound, ON
Radio Equipment The Canadian Marconi Company Montreal, QC
Rails and Stanchions Arthur S. Leitch Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Rope, Cordage and Fenders Derrett Ltd. Toronto, ON
Rope, Cordage and Fenders John Neward Bracebridge, ON
Rudders Heaps Engineering Company Ltd. Vancouver, BC
Searchlights Magnet Electric Company Ltd., Vancouver, BC
Shaftings International Nickel Company Ltd. New York, NY
Signal Lamps Ontario Hughes-Owen Company Ltd. Ottawa, ON
Steering Gear Foreman Marine Equipment Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Storage Batteries Willard Storage Battery Company of Canada Ltd. Toronto, ON
Switchboards Canadian General Electric Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Switchboards Amalgamated Electric Corporation Ltd. Toronto, ON
Valves and Fittings James Morrison Brass Company Toronto, ON
Valves and Fittings Empire Brass Company Ltd. London, ON
Windlasses Heaps Engineering Company Ltd. Vancouver, BC
Wire Rigging Canadian Wire & Cable Company Ltd. Leaside, ON
Wire Rigging John Leckie Company Ltd. Toronto, ON
Wire Rigging Tom Taylor, 107 Front St. E Toronto, ON

References Edit

  1. Heenan, RCNR (Ret), Captain Joseph A. (1 February 1962). "The Little Ships". The Crowsnest. http://readyayeready.com/crowsnest/1962/1962-02.pdf. 
  2. "Fairmiles of the Royal Canadian Navy » —Fairmile Marine Directory" (in en). http://www.rcnfairmiles.com/category/various-lists/fairmile-marine-directory. 
  3. Magazine, Boating (February 1943). "Fairmile Marine Directory". http://www.rcnfairmiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/100019.jpg. 

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