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HMCS PORTE QUEBEC 185

HMCS Porte Quebec 185

 

Laid down: 15 Feb 1951

Launched: 28 Aug 1951

Commissioned: 19 Sep 1952

Paid off: 19 Dec 1996

Fate: Sold to private interests. She was reported derelict in 2013. Final disposition unknown.

 

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 Quebec was paid off on 19 Dec 1996.

 

The following was posted as a comment for a photo of Porte Quebec on Flickr:  20 Mar 2013 - I found in the Skagit Valley Heard legal notices a Notification of Intent to Obtain Custody concerning the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to take custody of 2 derelict vessels anchored near Shannon Point Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington.  The vessels are the Porte de la Reine (184) and Porte Quebec (185). This is to be their sad final fate. For more information, contact the Derelict Vessel Removal Program at (360) 902-1574 or DVRP dnr.wa.gov

 

Specifications on completion: Displacement: 420 tons full load; Dimensions: Length 125.5 Beam 26.3 Draft: 13ft; Speed: 11 knots; Complement: 3 officers and 20 men; Armament: 1 x 40 mm. The 40mm was later removed.

 

Commanding Officers

Peter Stow - Mar 1967 - Sep 1967 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Boughton, Benjamin

1924-2008

 

 

 

 

E-F

Empey, Frederick William

1939-2013

Ferguson, Elmer Alexander

1926-2016

 

 

 

G-H

Gallo, Mike

1919-2010

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Fisher, Stan, RCN(R) - late 1960s

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Nauticapedia - What happened to the Canadian Gate Vessels

 

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