HMCS PORTE DE LA REINE 184

 

Gate Vessel

 


 

HMCS PORTE DE LA REINE

 

Laid down: 04 Mar 1951

Launched: 28 Dec 1951

Commissioned: 07 Oct 1952

Paid off: 19 Dec 1996

Fate: Sold to private interests. Seized as derelict vessel 2013. Tender put out to deconstruct in 2015.

 

Named after the gate of the French fortifications at Quebec City and Louisbourg, they were designed specifically to operate the gates in anti-submarine booms, but served primarily as training vessels in peace-time. PORTE DE LA REINE was paid off on 19 Dec 1996.  In 2013, the PORTE QUEBEC and PORTE DE LA REINE were derelict vessels tied up at Skagit Valley, WA, USA. They were seized and towed to Seattle, WA.  On 26 Feb 2015, tender was put out to have the two vessels deconstructed.  Their final disposition is unknown. 

 

Specifications when completed: Displacement: 420 tons full load, Length 125.5 ft, Beam: 26.3 ft, Draught: 13 ft, Speed: 11 kts, Complement: 3 officers, 20 men, Armament: 1-40mm. The 40mm was later removed.

 


 

Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr Jack Hannam - 1971 - unk

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS PORTE DE LA REINE - Welcome Aboard Booklet

 

        

 

Courtesy of Eleanor-Allison Allworth Craighton

Coastal Surveillance Pic

 

Deadlight from the Junior Ranks Mess of HMCS PORTE DE LA REINE

 

Painted by Brian Stennes

Source: Facebook post by Eric Langelaar

 


 

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