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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. Seized as derelict vessel in 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 Quebec 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 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

 

 

 

 

C-D

Cathcart, Donald Stuart

1931-2017

 

 

 

 

E-F

Empey, Frederick William

1939-2013

Ferguson, Elmer Alexander

1926-2016

 

 

 

G-H

Gallo, Mike

1919-2010

 

 

 

 

W-X

Williams, William Robert

1925-2001

Served in Porte Quebec 03 Aug 1953 - 11 Sep 1955 as a P1ET, RCN

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

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

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Nauticapedia - What happened to the Canadian Gate Vessels

Personal photo gallery of William Robert Williams

 

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