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J.E. Bernier (C.C.G.S.)

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Registry #1 328080 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1967 J.E. Bernier (C.C.G.S.) Name 5
Name 2 2005 2005-05 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1967 Place Lauzon Area QC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 231' x 49' x 16'
Builder Davie Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Lauzon PQ Measurement (metric) 66.72m x 15m x 5.82m
Hull Steel Displacement 3096
Gross Tonnage 2457.25 Type 1 Icebreaker, medium (Major Navaids Tender)
Registered Tonnage 704.63 Type 2
Engine 4250bhp diesel-electric engine (1967) Engine Manufacture Fairbanks Morse Co., Chicago IL USA
Repower Propulsion Twin Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign CGBT
Pendant  # Masters Captain F. Chouinard (1976); Captain P. Pelland (1976); Captain E. Chasse (1980);
In 1967-1986 she was owned by the Canadian Coast Guard, Ottawa ON. In 2003-2006 she was owned by the Minister of Fisheries & Oceans, Ottawa ON.
Fate Registry closed Date 2006-12-12
Named Features
Significance of Name
Medium Icebreaking Aids to Navigation Tender to replace the CCGS Saurel and the CCGS Chesterfield. In 1976 under her Master, Captain P. Chouinard, she made an East to West Transit of the Northwest Passage. The vessel continued on to circumnavigate North America. Again in 1980 under her then Master, Captain E. Chasse, she made an West to East Transit, Beaufort Sea to Quebec City and continued on to her second circumnavigation of North America. She carried 1 helicopter. In 1976 she made a West to East transit (under Captain F. Chouinard and Captain P. Pelland) of the Northwest Passage and was transferred to the East Coast.
MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia; Canada List of Shipping; Jane's Fighting Ships; Maginley, C.D. & B. Collin (2001);
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