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Pierre Radisson (C.C.G.S.)

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Registry #1 383326 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# 7510834 MMSI# VRN#
Name 1 1978 Pierre Radisson (C.C.G.S.) Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1978 Place North Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer German & Milne Measurement (imp) 288.5' x 64.0' x 26.5'
Builder Burrard Drydock Co. Ltd. Measurement (metric) 93.03m x 19.51m x 10.82m
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 5910 Type 1 Icebreaker
Registered Tonnage 1678 Type 2
Engine 13600bhp T/S diesel-electric engine (1978) Engine Manufacture Bombardier-Alco
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign CGSB
Pendant  # Masters
In 1978-1979 she was owned by The Minister of Transport, Ottawa ON. In 2004-2019 she was owned by The Minister of Fisheries & Oceans, Ottawa ON.
Fate Afloat in 2019 Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
She was a sister ship to the Franklin.She was a Canadian Coast Guard Arctic Class III Icebreaker which, in 1978, made a West to East Transit of the Northwest Passage under her Master, Captain P. Toomey. This was the maiden voyage. In 1980 she made a partial transit of the Northwest Passage while accompanying the Irving Arctic and the Irving Birch into the Arctic Islands from the Atlantic Ocean and return. In 1990 under the command of Captain P. Toomey she completed a partial transit of the Northwest Passage westward to accompany the USCGC Polar Sea through Lancaster Sound, Peel Sound, Demarcation Point and return.
Canada List of Shipping; Maginley, C.D. & B. Collin (2001); MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia; Canada List of Shipping
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