For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
HMCS PORTE ST. LOUIS 183
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 St. Louis was paid off on 31 Mar 1996.
Specifications on completion: Displacement: 420 tons full load, Length: 125.5 ft, Beam: 26.3 ft, Draft: 13 ft, Speed: 11 kts, Complement: 3 officers, 20 men, Armament: 1-40 mm. The 40mm was late removed.