HMCS PORTE DAUPHINE (186)
The History of the PORTE DAUPHINE
Built in the 1950s, the Porte Class were designed specifically to operate the gates in anti-submarine booms. Later they were used primarily as peacetime training vessels for Naval Reserve personnel.
The Gate Class were named for gates that exist in the French fortifications of Quebec City and Louisburg.
Porte Dauphine was based in Esquimalt BC.
PORTE DAUPHINE Statistical Data
- Pendant: 186
- Type: GATE
- Class: PORTE
- Displacement: 429 tonnes
- Length: 125.5 ft
- Width: 26.33 ft
- Draught: 13 ft
- Speed: 11 kts
- Compliment: 3 Officers and 20 Crew
- Arms: 1 - 40 mm
- Builder: PICTOU FOUNDRY, PICTOU, NS
- Keel Laid: 16-May-51
- Date Launched: 14-Apr-52
- Date Commissioned: 10-Dec-52
- Paid off: 01-Dec-96
Was on loan to DOT 1958-1974. 40 mm removed and vessel later used as training vessel. Refits increased bunking capacity to 47.