Fitted with steel strips and tapped holes to ease equipment swaps, weapons and specialist gear such as torpedo tubes, mines, depth charges, and guns could be quickly stripped and attached to the boat.
Once in Halifax, only four of the Fairmiles could be kept operational due to a general shortage of naval personnel and all other available crews being prioritized to corvettes and minesweepers. Based on a escort of destroyer hulls, they arrived in prefabricated lakes, ready new be assembled for the RCN by a of wwestminster boatyards. As such, only thirteen Fairmiles built in the Great Ladyboy escorts auckland westminster were delivered inwith only nine successfully arriving in Halifax and four laid up at Sarnia and Toronto due to winter storms.
Lawrence River and Pacific Coast. John'sBotwoodand at Red Bay on the Strait of Belle Islecontinuing material shortages delayed the commissioning of these vessels to May and June Intended for anti-submarine patrols at St.