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HMCS PORTE ST. JEAN (180)

HMCS PORTE ST. JEAN

The History of the PORTE ST. JEAN

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 St. Jean was based in Halifax, NS.

PORTE ST. JEAN Statistical Data

  • Pendant: 180
  • 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: GEORGE T. DAVIE AND SONS, LAUZON, QUE
  • Keel Laid: 16-May-50
  • Date Launched: 22-Nov-50
  • Date Commissioned: 05-Dec-51
  • Paid off: 01-Sep-95

Remarks

40 mm removed and later used as training vessel. Refits increased bunking capacity. PORTE ST. JEAN was also fitted with a Vacu-San waste system to accomodate visits up into the Great lakes.

Keywords: HMCS PORTE ST. JEAN, Her Majesty's Canadian Ship PORTE ST. JEAN, Canadian Navy Ship, GATE, PORTE Class

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