For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS PORTE DE LA REINE 184
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.
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