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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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

McDougall, Keith, LSEM2, Apr 1972 - Dec 1972   

 

 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

 

Nauticapedia - What happened to the Canadian Gate Vessels

 

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