HMS Port Quebec

For other ships with the same name, see HMS Quebec.
In naval service in World War II
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Port Quebec
Launched: 1940[1]
Commissioned: 1940[2]
Fate: returned to Port Line in 1947[2]
Notes: Pennant number: M59[2]
Class overview
Operators:  Royal Navy
In service: 1940–1947
General characteristics as built
Class and type: Auxiliary minelayer
Displacement: 5936 (GRT)[1]
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)[1]

SS Port Quebec was under construction for the Port Line when she was requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport for completion as the auxiliary minelayer HMS Port Quebec. She joined the Royal Navy 1st Minelaying Squadron based at Kyle of Lochalsh (port ZA) laying mines for the World War II Northern Barrage.[1] After minelaying was completed in October 1943, she was retained for conversion to a repair ship and renamed HMS Deer Sound (F99) in 1944. She was then returned to the Port Line in 1947.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Mason, Geoffrey B. "ROYAL NAVY MINELAYING OPERATIONS". edited by Gordon Smith. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Lenton & Colledge, pp.306, 308 & 348


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