CCG Fleet: Vessel Details


W.E. Ricker 3 (5x7) in fog

Official Number: 372369

Call Sign: CG2965

General Operation

Vessel Type: Offshore Fishery Science Vessel

Port of Registry: Ottawa, Ontario

Home Region: Western Region

Home Port: Patricia Bay, British Columbia

Vessel Status: Active

Crewing Regime

Complement: 20

Officers: 7

Crew: 13

Berths Available: 17

Crewing Regime: Layday


Ice Class: none

Class of Voyage: Unlimited - beyond 200nm


IMO: 7809364

Construction Details

Builder: Nagasaki Senpakukogyo Ltd., Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan

Build Material: Steel

Owner: Canadian Coast Guard

Year Launched: 1978

Year in Service: 1978

Year Disposed: 0

Vessel Specifications

Length: 58.0 m (Metres)

Breadth: 9.5 m (Metres)

Draft: 4.5 m (Metres)

Freeboard: 1.9 m (Metres)

Gross Tonnage: 1104.5 t (Tons)

Net Tonnage: 415.9 t (Tons)

Cruising Range: 6000 nm (Nautical Miles)

Endurance: 50 d (Days)

Cruising Speed: 10.0 kts (Knots)

Maximum Speed: 11.5 kts (Knots)

Fresh Water: 31.00 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Capacity: 290.00 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Consumption: 5.00 m3/d (Cubic Metres)

Helicopter Facilities

Helicopter Capacity: 0

Type #1: Not Applicable

Type #2: Not Applicable

Flight Deck: No

Hangar: No

Storage: No

Fuel: Not Applicable


Propulsion: Geared Diesel

Engine #1: Akasaka AH40 x 1

Engine #2: Not Applicable

Engine #3: Not Applicable

Engine #4: Not Applicable

Engine #5: Not Applicable

Power: 1863kw (KiloWatts)


Propellers:  Controllable Pitch x 1

Bow thrusters: Yes

Stern thrusters: No

Hydraulics: Not Applicable

Emergency Generator: Perkins 2430 x1

Generator #1: Detroit Diesel 8VA71 x 3

Generator #2: Not Applicable

Generator #3: Not Applicable

Scientific Equipment

Laboratory #1: Wet

Laboratory #1 Area: 50.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Laboratory #2: Dry

Laboratory #2 Area: 13.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Laboratory #3: Hydrographic

Laboratory #3 Area: 11.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Laboratory #4: Oceanographic

Laboratory #4 Area: 5.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)


Winches: Swan CTD

Sounders: Simrad ED500

Power on Deck (Hydraulic): No

Power on Deck (Electrical): No

Holds and Deck Space

Hold #1: 14.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Hatch Size (Hold #1) : 2.0 x 1.0

Hold #2: 34.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Hatch Size (Hold #2) : 3.0 x 2.0

Main Deck: Not Applicable

Boat Deck: Not Applicable

Forcastle: 70.0 m2 (Square Metres)

After Deck: 230.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Container Capacity

Focsle: 0

Boat Deck: 0

Flight Deck: 0

After Deck: 0

Other: Not Applicable

Deck Equipment

Main Hoist:  Cargo crane

SWL (Main Hoist): 0.0 t (Tons)

Crane #1: Not Applicable

SWL (Crane #1): 0.0 t (Tons)

Crane #2: Not Applicable

SWL (Crane #2): 0.0 t (Tons)

Crane #3: Not Applicable

SWL (Crane #3): 0.0 t (Tons)

Towing Equipment: Winch

Bollard Pull (Towing Equipment): 0.0 t (Tons)

Workboat #1: RHIB

Launcher (Workboat #1):  Boat Crane

Workboat #2: RHIB

Launcher (Workboat #2):  Boat Crane

Workboat #3: Not Applicable

Launcher (Workboat #3): 

Workboat #4: Not Applicable

Launcher (Workboat #4): 

Comms and Navigation Equipment

VHF AM #1: Collins 251 x 1

VHF AM #2: Not Applicable

VHF AM #3: Not Applicable

VHF FM #1: Sailor RT-146 x 1

VHF FM #2: Vertex 99 x 1

VHF FM #3: Not Applicable

HF #1: Kenwood R2000 x 1

HF #2: Not Applicable

HF #3: Not Applicable

SatComms #1:  Magnavox MX 2400 x 1

SatComms #2:  Sailor SC4000 Iridium x 1

SatComms #3: Not Applicable

Weather Fax #1: Furuno Fax 208 x 1

Weather Fax #2: Not Applicable

Weather Fax #3: Not Applicable

Gyro #1: Sperry Mk 37 x 1

Gyro #2: Not Applicable

Gyro #3: Not Applicable

Radars #1: Sperry Marine Bridgemaster E - X Band

Radars #2: Sperry Marine Bridgemaster E - S Band

Radars #3: 

Electronic Charts #1:  ICAN Aldebaran II x 1

Electronic Charts #2:  OSL ECPINS x 1

Electronic Charts #3: Not Applicable

Auto Pilot #1:  Sperry SRP-690 x 1

Auto Pilot #2: Not Applicable

Auto Pilot #3: Not Applicable

Speed Logs #1: JRC JLN202 x 1

Speed Logs #2: Not Applicable

Speed Logs #3: Not Applicable

GPS #1: Northstar 941X x 2

GPS #2: SAAB R4 x 1

GPS #3: Not Applicable

MF DF #1: Taiyo C338 HS x 1

MF DF #2: Not Applicable

MF DF #3: Not Applicable

VHF DF #1: OAR Cubic DF4400 x 1

VHF DF #2: Not Applicable

VHF DF #3: Not Applicable

Depth Sounders #1: Simrad EQ-55 x 1

Depth Sounders #2: Skipper SRP690 x 1

Depth Sounders #3: Not Applicable

Sonars #1: Wesmar HD 600E x 1

Sonars #2: Not Applicable

Sonars #3: Not Applicable

Other Equipment: Not Applicable

Vessel Images

Other Images
W.E. Ricker 1 (5x7) sm
W.E. Ricker 2 (5x7) sm poor

Additional Information

Vessel Accomplishments: Coming Soon

Biographical Information: William Edwin Ricker (1908–2001), Born in Waterdown, Ontario, HE was one of the founders of fisheries science. He is best known for the Ricker model, which is used to predict the number of fish present in a fishery and was the recipient of various medals and awards, including the Order of Canada

Modernization Information: Coming Soon