The Fairmile is one of the smallest warships
used by the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Her
wooden hull measures 34 metres; propelled
by two 630hp-gas engines she can reach a speed
of 22 knots. The Fairmile is commonly armed
with a three-pound (1.36 kg) gun at the fore
and machine-guns at the aft, although this
may vary. She carries some 20 depth charges.
Q084, May 1943.
by Gilbert A. Milne. Department
of National Defence / National
Archives of Canada, PA-134191.
The RCN uses flotillas of six Fairmiles for
anti-submarine patrols in the Gulf of St.
Lawrence and along the shores. Fairmiles were
also used to supply arms to Greek partisans
conducting resistance warfare on islands under