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Hudson (C.S.S.)

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Registry #1 320936 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# 5405279 MMSI# VRN#
Name 1 1963 Hudson (C.S.S.) Name 5
Name 2 2004c Hudson (C.C.G.S.) Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1963 Place Saint John Area NB Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 296.5' x 50.2' x 20.8'
Builder Saint John Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Saint John NB Measurement (metric) 90.4m x 15.4m x 6.8m
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 3721 Type 1 Research vessel
Registered Tonnage 1686 Type 2
Engine 8670bhp diesel-electric engine (1963) Engine Manufacture Alco
Repower Propulsion Twin Screw
Rebuilds In 1990 and in 1999 she was rebuilt and modernized. Call Sign CGDG
Pendant  # Masters Captain Frederick W. Mauger (1963); Captain D.W. Butler (1970); Captain Frederick W. Mauger (1981);
In 1963-1967 she was owned by the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys, Otawa ON. In 1979 she was owned by The Minister of Environment, Ottawa ON. In 2004-2013 she was owned by The Minister of Fisheries & Oceans, Ottawa ON.
Fate Afloat in 2013 Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
She was commissioned in 1963 and was usually based at Halifax NS. In 1981 the CGS Hudson under her skipper F. W. Mauger sailed from East to West in a Transit of the Northwest Passage and again in 1970 under command of D. W. Butler as a Survey Ship, she was the 'First To Sail Around North and South America.' She played an important role in searching for the debris of Swissair Flight 111. She retrieved a number of bodies from the oil rig Ocean Ranger which capsized and sank in the Atlantic Ocean on February 15, 1982.
MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia; Maginley, C.D. & B. Collin (2001);;
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