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Camsell (C.C.G.S.)

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Registry #1 310150 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1959 Camsell (C.C.G.S.) Name 5
Name 2 1989 1101 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1959 Place Esquimalt Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 204.3' x 48' x 21'
Builder Yarrows Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 2022 Type 1 Icebreaker
Registered Tonnage 724 Type 2
Engine 4-8 cylinder 5332bhp engines driving 4 generators connected to 2 electrical motors each 2125shp Engine Manufacture Fairbanks Morse Co., Chicago IL USA
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters Captain J.A. Strand (1969)
In 1959-1989 she was owned by The Minister of Transport, Ottawa ON.
Fate Registry closed Date
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Significance of Name
She was built in 1959 at North Vancouver BC by Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC and completed at Esquimalt BC by Yarrows Ltd. She was commissioned into the Canadian Coast Guard as an icebreaker/lighthouse tender (carrying a helicopter). In 1969 she made a partial transit of the Northwest Passage under the command of Captain J.A. Strand eastward through James Ross Strait, Peel Sound, Barrow Strait and Prince Regenet Inlet. She was sold by Crown Assets and Disposal Corporation for and towed 1989-08-17 for scrap to Taiwan.
Jane's Fighting Ships; Maginley, C.D. & B. Collin (2001); Canada List of Shipping; MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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