Saturday, February 7, 2015

Canada Coast Guard's Sir Wilfrid Laurier


Anchored out in Hardy Bay it didn't look all that big, but the next day when I saw it tied at the Gov't Wharf it's actual size became quite apparent!


Out of curiosity I Googled  the specs. for this vessel and found this:

General characteristics
Class & type:Type 1100 light icebreaker
Displacement:3,812.08 tonnes (4,202.10 short tons)
Length:83 m (272 ft 4 in)
Beam:16.2 m (53 ft 2 in)
Draft:6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Ice class:Arctic Class 2
Propulsion:Diesel AC - (3 × ) ALCO 251-16V
Speed:15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)
Range:20,200 nautical miles (37,400 km; 23,200 mi)
Endurance:120 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • 1 - Lifeboat/Workboat (Davits)
  • 2 - RHI Zodiac (Davits)
  • 3 - SP Barge (Davits)
Complement:26
Aircraft carried:1 × MBB Bo 105 helicopter
Aviation facilities:Hangar

7 comments:

  1. the red and white sure is pretty against that blue water in the first shot!

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  2. That's a big boat and to be able to stay out 120 days and go over 20,000 miles? Maybe they could give you a ride to Hawaii! LOL

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  3. That's one of the working Horse on the ocean. Nice colors!

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  4. its a beautiful vessel. love the first shot.

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  5. I really like the first shot Paul. Great shooting and what a vessel!

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  6. That is a very nice vessel! Great shots!

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