The Fleet of the Canadian Coast Guard

June, 2013

Central and Arctic Region

The fleet of the Canadian Coast Guard, Canada’s strong and visible maritime presence, patrols the longest coastline and inland waterway, as well as the largest freshwater system, of our planet.

From agile search and rescue lifeboats to icebreakers capable of breaking through two-metre-thick ice and six-metre-high ridges, the Coast Guard’s vessels are crucial to the programs and services that the Coast Guard provides to Canadians.

The Fleet in the Central and Arctic region supports the operational requirements associated with Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut and their inland and coastal waters as well as the Arctic seas, the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway. These requirements include icebreaking, search and rescue, maritime security, as well as fisheries patrol and enforcement, aids to navigation maintenance, hydrography, environmental response and aquatic science research.

Table of Contents

Central and Arctic Region – Large Vessels (13)
Central and Arctic Region – Small Vessels (10) and Air Cushion Vehicles (2)
Central and Arctic Region – Search and Rescue (SAR) Lifeboats (18)
Phase 1 (launched 1996-2002)
Phase 2 (launched 2004- 2011)

Central and Arctic Region – Large Vessels (13)      

Amundsen

CCGS Amundsen
ClassMedium Icebreaker. A sizable vessel capable of sustained icebreaking and escort operations in the Arctic for 2 seasons per year and in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and Atlantic coast in winter.
Home port: Québec, Que.
Length: 98 m   Beam: 19.5 m
Gross tonnage:  5911 t
Crew/officer capacity: 31
Cruising speed: 14kts
Builder: Burrard Dry Docks Ltd.
Launched
: 1979
Status: In service

 
Pierre Radisson

CCGS Pierre Radisson
Class: Medium Icebreaker. A sizable vessel capable of sustained icebreaking and escort operations in the Arctic for 2 seasons per year and in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and Atlantic coast in winter.
Home port: Québec, Que.
Length: 98 m   Beam: 19.2 m
Gross tonnage:  5755 t
Crew/officer capacity: 31
Cruising speed: 14kts
Builder: Burrard Dry Docks Ltd.
Launched: 1978
Status: In service

 
Des Groseilliers

CCGS Des Groseilliers
ClassMedium Icebreaker. A sizable vessel capable of sustained icebreaking and escort operations in the Arctic for 2 seasons per year and in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and Atlantic coast in winter.
Home port: Québec, Que.
Length: 98 m   Beam: 19.8 m
Gross tonnage:  6100 t
Crew/officer capacity: 35
Cruising speed: 12kts
Builder: Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd.  
Launched: 1972
Status: In service

 
Martha L. Black

CCGS Martha L. Black
Class: High Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessel. A large, highly adaptable multi-tasked ship with capacities for icebreaking in the south and western Arctic and, for escort operations in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and Atlantic coast.
Home port: Québec, Que.
Length: 83.0 m   Beam: 16.2 m
Gross tonnage: 3818 t
Crew/officer capacity: 26
Cruising speed: 14kts
Builder: Versatile Pacific Shipyard Inc.   
Launched
: 1985
Status: In service

 
Griffon

CCGS Griffon
Class: High Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessel. A large, highly adaptable multi-tasked ship with capacities for icebreaking in the south and western Arctic and for escort operations in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and Atlantic coast.
Home port: Prescott, Ont.
Length: 71.32 m  Beam: 14.9 m
Gross tonnage: 2212 t
Crew/officer capacity: 25
Cruising speed: 11 kts
Builder: Davie Shipbuilding.  
Launched: 1970
Status: In service

 
Samuel Risley

CCGS Samuel Risley
Class: Medium Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessel. A large, multi-tasked, shallow draught vessel able to stay at sea for up to 28 days. Primarily used for aids to navigation, search and rescue, icebreaking, science and environmental response.
Home port: Parry Sound, Ont.
Length: 69.7 m  Beam: 13.7 m
Gross tonnage: 1967 t
Crew/officer capacity: 22
Cruising speed: 12kts
Builder:  Vito Steel Boat & Barge.
Launched: 1984
Status: In service

 
Caporal Kaeble V.C.                   

CCGS  Caporal Kaeble V.C.
Class: Mid-shore Patrol Vessel. A medium-sized vessel that can operate up to 120 NM offshore, capable of staying at sea for 14 days. It is used primarily for maritime security and fisheries enforcement.
Home port: Sorel, Que.
Length: 42.8 m  Beam: 7.0 m
Gross tonnage: 253 t
Crew/officer capacity: 9
Cruising speed: 14 kts
Builder: Irving Shipbuilding Inc.  
Launched:
2012
Status: New vessel to be named and dedicated this year

 
Constable Carrière
CCGS Constable Carrière
Class: Mid-shore Patrol Vessel. A medium-sized vessel that can operate up to 120 NM offshore, capable of staying at sea for 14 days. It is used primarily for maritime security and fisheries enforcement.
Home port: Sorel, Que.
Length: 42.8 m  Beam: 7.0  m
Gross tonnage: 253   t
Crew/officer capacity: 12 (includes 3 RCMP officers)
Cruising speed: 14 kts
Builder: Irving Shipbuilding Inc.   
Launched:
2012
Status: New vessel to be named and dedicated this year
 
Louis M. Lauzier                
CCGS Louis M. Lauzier
Class: Mid-shore Patrol Vessel. A medium-sized vessel that can operate up to 120 NM offshore, capable of staying at sea for 14 days. It is used primarily for maritime security and fisheries enforcement.
Home port: Québec, Que.
Length: 37.1 m  Beam: 8.0 m
Gross tonnage: 253  t
Crew/officer capacity: 12 (includes 3 Law Enforcement Officers)
Cruising speed: 12.5 kts
Builder: Breton Industry & Machinery 
Launched: 1976
Status: In service
 
Corporal Teather C.V

CCGS Corporal Teather C.V.
Class: Mid-shore Patrol Vessel. A medium-sized vessel that can operate up to 120 NM offshore, capable of staying at sea for 14 days. It is used primarily for maritime security and fisheries enforcement.
Home port: Sarnia, Ont.
Length: 42.8 m  Beam: 7.0  m
Gross tonnage: 253  t
Crew/officer capacity: 12 (includes 3 RCMP)
Cruising speed: 14 kts
Builder: Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
Launched: 
2012
Status: New vessel to be named and dedicated this year

 
Frederick G. Creed
CCGS Frederick G. Creed
Class: Mid-shore Science Vessel. A medium-sized vessel capable of sustained operations away from port for up to 14 days; has endurance for 21 days. It is a hydrographic survey platform, carrying out geophysical and oceanographic work, as well as responding to search and rescue incidents.
Home port: Mont-Joli, Que.
Length: 20.4 m Beam: 9.75 m
Gross tonnage:  151  t
Crew/officer capacity:  4
Cruising speed: 10kts
Builder: Swath Oceans Systems Inc.   
Launched: 1988
Status: In service
 
Limnos

CCGS Limnos
Class: Mid-shore Science Vessel. A medium-sized vessel capable of sustained operations away from port for up to 14 days; has endurance for 21 days. A hydrographic survey platform, carrying out geophysical and oceanographic work, as well as responding to search and rescue incidents.
Home port: Burlington, Ont.
Length: 44.81 m  Beam: 9.8 m
Gross tonnage:  489  t
Crew/officer capacity: 14
Cruising speed: 9.5 kts
Builder: Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd. 
Launched: 1968
Status: In service

 

Central and Arctic Region – Small Vessels (10) and Air Cushion Vehicles (2)

Cape Hurd
CCGS Cape Hurd
Class: Mid-shore Patrol Vessel. A small, shallow draught vessel; used for conservation and protection and fisheries management.
Home port: Sarnia, Ont.
Length: 21.35 m   Beam: 6 m
Gross tonnage:  92  t
Crew/officer capacity: 4
Cruising speed:  9 kts
Builder: Breton Industries & Machinery  
Launched: 1985
Status: In service
 
Caribou Isle
CCGS Caribou Isle
Class: Specialty Vessel. A small, shallow draught vessel of various designs; used for marine and fishery research, conservation and protection patrols, science and aids to navigation work.
Home port: Prescott, Ont.
Length: 23 m   Beam: 6 m
Gross tonnage:  92  t
Crew/officer capacity: 5
Cruising speed:  9 kts
Builder: Breton Industries & Machinery  
Launched: 1985
Status: In service
 
Kelso

CCGS Kelso
Class: Specialty Vessel. A small, shallow draught vessel, used mostly for science research.
Home port: Burlington, Ont.
Length: 17.95 m   Beam: 5.2 m
Gross tonnage:  59.4  t
Crew/officer capacity: 2
Cruising speed:  14 kts
Builder: ABCO Industries Ltd.  
Launched:
2009
Status: In service

 
Simmonds
CCGS Simmonds
Class: Specialty Vessel. A small, shallow draught vessel used primarily for maritime security.
Home port:  Parry Sound, Ont.
Length: 17.7 m   Beam: 6.7 m
Gross tonnage:  61  t
Crew/officer capacity: 4
Cruising speed:  n/a
Builder: Chantier Naval Matane Ltée.  
Launched
: 1998
Status: In service; Registered to Public Safety Canada
 
Traverse
CCGS Traverse
Class: Specialty Vessel. A small, shallow draught vessel; used primarily for aids to navigation work.
Home port: Kenora, Ont.
Length: 19.81 m   Beam: 7.3 m
Gross tonnage:  70.7  t
Crew/officer capacity: 1
Cruising speed:  8 kts
Builder:  MIL/ Metalcraft Marine Ltd. 
Launched
: 1998
Status: In service
 
Ile Saint-Ours                                                                  
CCGS Ile Saint-Ours
Class: Specialty Vessel. A small, shallow draught vessel; used for marine and fishery research, conservation and protection patrols, science and aids to navigation.
Home port: Québec, Que.
Length: 23 m   Beam: 6 m
Gross tonnage: 92  t
Crew/officer capacity: 5
Cruising speed:  9 kts
Builder: Breton Ind. Machinery  
Launched
: 1986
Status: In service
 
Calanus II
CCGS Calanus II
Class: Near-shore Fishery Research Vessel.  A small research vessel with a 3-4 metre draught, a top speed of 12 knots and a moderate range; has lab capacity; used to conduct trawl surveys.
Home port: Mont-Joli, Que.
Length: 19.9 m   Beam:  6.9 m
Gross tonnage:  138.6  t
Crew/officer capacity:  5
Cruising speed: 9 kts
Builder: Chantier Naval Matane Ltée. 
Launched: 1991
Status: In service
 
Leim    
CCGS Leim
Class: Near-shore Fishery Research Vessel.  A small research vessel with a 3-4 metre draught, a top speed of 12 knots and a moderate range; has lab capacity; used to conduct trawl surveys.
Home port: Sorel, Que.
Length: 22 m   Beam: 9.2 m
Gross tonnage:    211t
Crew/officer capacity:   5
Cruising speed:   9 kts
Builder: Méridien Maritime Réparation 
Launched:
2012
Status: New vessel to be named and dedicated this year
 
G.C. 03                            

CCGS G.C. 03
Class: Channel Survey and Sounding Vessel. A small vessel with sounding speed of 10 kts; used primarily for conducting depth survey operations.
Home port: Québec, Que.
Length:  18.5m  Beam: 14 m
Gross tonnage:  430 t
Crew/officer capacity: 7
Cruising speed: 10 kts
Builder: Georgetown Shipyard 
Launched:
1985
Status: In service

 
F. C. G. Smith
CCGS F. C. G. Smith
Class: Channel Survey and Sounding Vessel. A small vessel with sounding speed of 10 kts; primarily used for conducting depth survey operations.
Home port: Québec, Que.
Length: 34.8m  Beam: 14 m
Gross tonnage: 430 t
Crew/officer capacity: 7
Cruising speed: 10 kts
Builder: Georgetown Shipyard  
Launched: 1985
Status: In service
 
Mamilossa                                                 
CCGS Mamilossa
Class: Air Cushion Vehicle. A medium-sized, powerful multi-tasked vessel; plays an essential role in flood control activities in Eastern Canada by carrying out ice-breaking along the St. Lawrence River where conventional icebreakers are unable to operate. As a hovercraft, is capable of working in very shallow areas. Primarily used for search and rescue, aids to navigation work, environmental response and icebreaking.
Home port: Trois Rivières, Que.
Length: 28.5m  Beam: 12 m
Gross tonnage:  72 t
Crew/officer capacity: 6
Cruising speed: 45 kts
Builder: Griffon Hoverworks Ltd.   
Launched: 2008
Status: In service
 
Sipu Muin
CCGS Sipu Muin
Class: Air Cushion Vehicle. A medium-sized, powerful multi-tasked vessel; plays an essential role in flood control activities in Eastern Canada by carrying out ice-breaking along the St. Lawrence River. As a hovercraft, is capable of working in very shallow areas. Primarily used for search and rescue, aids to navigation work, environmental response and icebreaking.
Home port: Trois Rivières, Que.
Length:  28.5m  Beam: 12  m
Gross tonnage:  70 t
Crew/officer capacity: 6
Cruising speed: 45 kts
Builder: Hike Metal Products  
Launched:
1998
Status: In service
 

Central and Arctic Region – Search and Rescue (SAR) Lifeboats (18)

Class: Search & Rescue Lifeboat
A small, shore-based, self-righting vessel, capable of search and rescue operations up to 100 NM from shore; top speed approx. 25 knots. Length: 14.6 - 15.77 m   Beam: 4.3 - 5.2 m   Gross tonnage: 33-42 t   Crew/officer capacity: 4-5    Cruising speed:  14 - 21 kts   Status: In service

Phase 1 (launched 1996-2002)

Cap aux Meules
CCGS Cap aux Meules
Home port: Cap aux Meules, Que.
Builder: Hike Metal Products
Cap Rozier
CCGS Cap Rozier
Home port: Rivière-au-Renard, Que.
Builder: Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.
Cape Lambton
CCGS Cape Lambton
Home port: Port Dover, Ont.
Builder: MIL/Metal Craft Marine Ltd.
 
Cape Mercy
CCGS Cape Mercy
Home port: Cobourg Ont.
Builder: MIL/Metal Craft Marine Ltd.
Cape Storm
CCGS Cape Storm
Home port: Port Weller, Ont.
Builder: MIL/Metal Craft Marine Ltd.
Thunder Cape
CCGS Thunder Cape
Home port: Meaford, Ont.
Builder: MIL/Metal Craft Marine Ltd.
 

Phase 2 (launched 2004- 2011)

Cap Apauluk
CCGS Cap Aupaluk
Home port: Québec, Que.
Builder: Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.
Cap de    Rabast
CCGS Cap de Rabast
Home port: Havre St. Pierre, Que.
Builder: Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.
Cap D’Espoir
CCGS Cap D’Espoir
Home port: Tadoussac, Que.
Builder: Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.
 
Cap  Perce
CCGS Cap Perce
Home port: Kegasa, Que.
Builder: Vancouver Shipyards
Cap Tourmente
CCGS Cap Tourmente CCGS
Home port: Québec, Que.
Builder: Vancouver Shipyard

Cape  Chaillon
CCGS Cape Chaillon
Home port: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Builder: Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.

 
Cape Commodore
CCGS Cape Commodore
Home port: Tobermory, Ont.
Builder:  Vancouver Shipyards Ltd.
Cape Discovery
CCGS Cape Discovery
Home port: Sarnia, Ont.
Builder:  Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.
Cape Dundas
CCGS Cape Dundas
Home port:  Sarnia, Ont.
Builder: Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.
 
Cape Hearne
CCGS Cape Hearne
Home port: Kingston, Ont.
Builder: Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.
Providence
CCGS Cape Providence
Home port: Meaford, Ont.
Builder: Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.
Cape Rescue
CCGS Cape Rescue 
Home port: Amherstburg, Ont.
Builder:  Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.