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HMCS PORTE ST. LOUIS 183

HMCS Porte St. Louis 183

 

Laid down: 21 Mar 1951

Launched: 23 Jul 1952

Commissioned: 29 Aug 1952

Paid off: 31 Mar 1996

Fate: 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 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.

 

Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bruce, William Ernest

____-2007

 

 

 

 

C-D

Donnelly, Thomas Michael

1941-2015

 

 

 

 

G-H

Hamilton, Murray Wayne Fraser

1949-2015

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacDonald, Leo I.

1937-2018

Commanding Officer during summer training after 1977

 

 

 

 

S-T

Tothe, Edward Stephen

1928-2013

Served in Porte St Louis 09 May 1953 - 18 Sep 1953 as an AB, RCN

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

McDougall, Keith, LSEM2, Apr 1972 - Dec 1972   

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Porte St. Louis

Courtesy of John Le Forte

 

HMCS Port St Louis 183, UNTD Training Cruise, Thousand Islands area - May/Jun 1965

   From the collection of Gary Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Gary Medford takes anchor bearings, HMCS Porte St Louis 183, May/Jun 1965

From the collection of Gary Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

HMCS Porte St Louis 183, Great Lakes, Jun 1965

Photo taken from HMCS Porte St Jean 180

From the collection of Gary Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

 

Hands to Bathe - HMCS Porte St Louis - Aug 1965

From the collection of Gary Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

HMCS Porte St Louis 183, Lake Ontario 1965

 

        

 

From the collection of Gary Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Gary Medford on HMCS Porte St Louis 183, Aug 1965, UNTD training

HMCS Porte St Jean 180 was nested outboard

From the collection of Gary Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Gary Medford in the wheelhouse of HMCS Porte St Louis 183, Aug 1965

From the collection of Gary Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Porte St Louis 183 (with Porte St Jean 180 outboard) at Hamilton, ON - Aug 1965

From the collection of Gary Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

 

HMCS Port St Louis 183, UNTD Training Cruise, Thousand Islands area - Aug 1965

From the collection of Gary Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

HMCS Porte St. Louis at anchor near Roddington, Nfld. Summer 1974

Source: Downhomelife.com

 

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