For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS PORTE QUEBEC 185
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.