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HMCS PORTE DE LA REINE

HMCS PORTE DE LA REINE

The History of the PORTE DE LA REINE

Built in the 1950s, the Porte Class were designed specifically to operate the gates in anti-submarine booms. Later they were used primarily as peacetime training vessels for Naval Reserve personnel.

The Gate Class were named for gates that exist in the French fortifications of Quebec City and Louisburg.

Porte de la Reine was based in Esquimalt BC.

Statistical Data

  • Pendant: 184
  • Type: GATE
  • Class: PORTE
  • Displacement: 429 tonnes
  • Length: 125.5 ft
  • Width: 26.33 ft
  • Draught: 13 ft
  • Speed: 11 kts
  • Compliment: 3 Officers and 20 Crew
  • Arms: 1 - 40 mm
  • Builder: Victoria Machinery Depot Ltd., Victoria, BC
  • Keel Laid: 04-Mar-51
  • Date Launched: 28-Dec-51
  • Date Commissioned: 07-Oct-52
  • Paid off: 01-Dec-96

Remarks

40 mm removed and vessel later used as training vessel. Refits increased bunking capacity to 47.

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