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Registry #1 383347 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# 7510846 MMSI# VRN#
Name 1 1979 Franklin (C.C.G.S.) Name 5
Name 2 Sir John Franklin (I) (C.C.G.S.) Name 6
Name 3 2000c 2000-02 Name 7
Name 4 2002 Amundsen (C.C.G.S.) Name 8
Year Built 1979 Place North Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer German & Milne Measurement (imp) 322' x 64' x 23.5'
Builder Burrard-Yarrows Corp., North Vancouver BC Measurement (metric) 90.22m x 19.51m x 9.6m
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 5910.42 Type 1 Icebreaker, Arctic Class II (Medium Gulf/River)
Registered Tonnage 1678.05 Type 2
Engine 13600bhp T/S diesel-electric engine (1979) Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign CGDT
Pendant  # Masters Captain P. Chafe; Captain A. Piercey
In 1979 she was owned by the Canada Department of Transport, Ottawa ON. In 2002-2017 she was owned by The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa ON.
Fate Afloat in 2017 Date
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Significance of Name
In 1979 under the comand of Captain A. Piercey, the CCGS Sir John Franklin made a partial transit, west to east, of the Northwest Passage on her maiden voyage through the Beaufort Sea, Prince of Wales Strait and Viscount Melville Sound. In 1989 she made a partial transit of the Northwest Passage under the command of Captain P. Chafe and Captain D. McGarvie, accompanied by the USCGC Polar Star, through Lancaster Sound, Vctoria Strait, Demarcation Point. In 1991 she completed a partial transit of the Northwest Passage westward through Prince Regent Inlet, Bellot Strait to Tuktoyaktuk and return via Peel Sound under the command of Captain P. Chafe. She was built of all welded steel construction. She carries a crew of 75 and is based at St. John's Newfoundland. She was christened by Mrs. Edward Shreyer, wife of the Governor General of Canada. In 1979 she made a West to East Transit of the Northwest Passage on her maiden voyage from the West coast of Canada to her base on the East coast.
Canada List of Shipping; MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia; Canada List of Shipping
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