HMCS PORTE ST. LOUIS (183)
The History of the PORTE ST. LOUIS
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. Louis was based in Halifax, NS.
PORTE ST. LOUIS Statistical Data
- Pendant: 183
- 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: 21-Mar-51
- Date Launched: 23-Jul-52
- Date Commissioned: 29-Aug-52
- Paid off: 01-Sep-95
40 mm removed and later used as training vessel. Refits increased bunking capacity.