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Fairmile

The first Fairmile launch to be built at J. S. Doig's yard in Grimsby, ML 125.

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Fairmile B class Doig's built No's 125, 222, 286, 464, 512.
 

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Interesting photo for the detail it shows. The windlass is the larger design that was fitted, most boats appeared to use a different type. I think they were manufactured by Simpson Lawrence. Both designs had four stations for the cranking handles, giving a low and high gear option. Western Lady IV, (ex RML 526) had this version of windlass, all other Fairmile conversions I worked on had the more common slightly smaller type. The fore deck gun mounting was reinforced with a stanchion, from the deck head immediately beneath the gun, to a fitting bolted to the keel. The mushroom vents visible were a standard design, and due to lack of use in peacetime, most of them were seized. Trying to free them up usually resulted in the bronze alloy castings tearing apart, so they were either removed completely, or fixed in the closed position.
The neatly painted depth markings are actually copper stampings.

Roy.
 

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