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Labrador (H.M.C.S.)

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Registry #1 310129 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1953 Labrador (H.M.C.S.) Name 5
Name 2 1958 Labrador (C.C.G.S.) Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1953 Place Sorel Area QC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 250' x 64' x 29'
Builder Marine Industries Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 3823 Type 1 Patrol vessel, Arctic Icebreaking
Registered Tonnage 1589 Type 2
Engine 1000hp diesel-electric engine (16 kts) Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Twin Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
In 1953-1958 she was owned by the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1958-87 she was owned by the Canadian Coast Guard, Ottawa ON.
Fate Registry closed Date 1987-00-00
Named Features
Significance of Name
In 1954 H.M.C.S. Labrador under command of Captain O. C. S. Robertson RCN she made an East to West Transit of the Northwest Pasage (the first warship to Transit and to Circumnavigate North America). In 1956 H.M.C.S. Labrador under the command of Captain T.C. Pullen RCN she made an East to West Transit of the North est passage. Under the command of Captain T. C. Pullen RCN in 1957 she escorted the US Coast Guard Squadron through Bellot Strait and Eastern Arctic as a partial transit of the northwest Passage. She was renamed as Labrador she was owned by The Minister of Transport (Canadian Coast Guard), Ottawa ON.
Jane's Fighting Ships; Maginley, C.D. & B. Collin (2001); MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia; Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Freeman, David J. (2000)
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