CCG Fleet: Vessel Details


Amundsen 4 (5x7)

Official Number: 383347

Call Sign: CGDT

General Operation

Vessel Type: Medium Icebreaker

Port of Registry: Ottawa, Ontario

Home Region: Central and Arctic

Home Port: Québec, Quebec

Vessel Status: Active

Crewing Regime

Complement: 31

Officers: 11

Crew: 20

Berths Available: 51

Crewing Regime: Layday


Ice Class: Arctic Class 3

Class of Voyage: Unlimited - beyond 200nm


IMO: 7510846

Construction Details

Builder: Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia

Build Material: Steel

Owner: Canadian Coast Guard

Year Launched: 1979

Year in Service: 1979

Year Disposed: 0

Vessel Specifications

Length: 98.2 m (Metres)

Breadth: 19.5 m (Metres)

Draft: 7.2 m (Metres)

Freeboard: 3.7 m (Metres)

Gross Tonnage: 5911.0 t (Tons)

Net Tonnage: 1678.8 t (Tons)

Cruising Range: 35000 nm (Nautical Miles)

Endurance: 100 d (Days)

Cruising Speed: 14.0 kts (Knots)

Maximum Speed: 16.0 kts (Knots)

Fresh Water: 135.00 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Capacity: 2471.00 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Consumption: 23.00 m3/d (Cubic Metres)

Helicopter Facilities

Helicopter Capacity: 1

Type #1: MBB Bo105

Type #2: Not Applicable

Flight Deck: Yes

Flight Deck Area: 229.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Hangar: Yes

Hangar Area: 99.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Storage: Yes

Fuel: 3.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)


Propulsion: Diesel electric AC/DC

Engine #1: Alco M251F x 6

Engine #2: Not Applicable

Engine #3: Not Applicable

Engine #4: Not Applicable

Engine #5: Not Applicable

Power: 13200kw (KiloWatts)

UPS: Yes

Propellers:  Fixed Pitch x 2

Bow thrusters: Yes

Stern thrusters: No

Hydraulics: Not Applicable

Emergency Generator: Caterpillar 398 x1

Generator #1: Alco MLW251F x 3

Generator #2: Not Applicable

Generator #3: Not Applicable

Scientific Equipment

Laboratory #1: Moon Pool & ROV Control room

Laboratory #1 Area: 12.5 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Laboratory #2: Geology & Paleology

Laboratory #2 Area: 19.4 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Laboratory #3: Nutrient Lab

Laboratory #3 Area: 19.5 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Laboratory #4: Comp list - see Additional info

Laboratory #4 Area: 0.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

LAN: Yes

Winches: 5 - Hawboldt winches

Sounders: 3 - Simrad & 1 - Knudsen

Power on Deck (Hydraulic): Yes

Power on Deck (Electrical): Yes

Holds and Deck Space

Hold #1: 94.5 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Hatch Size (Hold #1) : 4.6 x 4.0

Hold #2: 95.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Hatch Size (Hold #2) : 3.5 x 2.9

Main Deck: 354.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Boat Deck: 483.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Forcastle: Not Applicable

After Deck: 123.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Container Capacity

Focsle: 0

Boat Deck: 3

Flight Deck: 4

After Deck: 0

Other: Not Applicable

Deck Equipment

Main Hoist:  Hepburn 75M-0526

SWL (Main Hoist): 8.0 t (Tons)

Crane #1:  Hepburn 75M-0526

SWL (Crane #1): 8.0 t (Tons)

Crane #2:  Hepburn 75M-0526

SWL (Crane #2): 8.0 t (Tons)

Crane #3:  Hepburn 75M-0526

SWL (Crane #3): 8.0 t (Tons)

Towing Equipment: Not Applicable

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

Workboat #1: RHIB

Launcher (Workboat #1):  Miranda Davit

Workboat #2: SP Barge

Launcher (Workboat #2):  Standard Davit

Workboat #3: RHIB

Launcher (Workboat #3): HIAB Seacrane

Workboat #4: Not Applicable

Launcher (Workboat #4): 

Comms and Navigation Equipment

VHF AM #1: Icom L x 1

VHF AM #2: Not Applicable

VHF AM #3: Not Applicable

VHF FM #1: Sailor RT-5022 x 3

VHF FM #2: Not Applicable

VHF FM #3: Not Applicable

HF #1: Sailor HC4500 x 2

HF #2: Motorola Micom x 1

HF #3: Not Applicable

SatComms #1:  Westinghouse Series 1000 Msat x 1

SatComms #2:  Sailor SC4000 Iridium x 1

SatComms #3:  Fleet Broadband 500 x 1

Weather Fax #1: JRC JAX-9 x 1

Weather Fax #2: Not Applicable

Weather Fax #3: Not Applicable

Gyro #1: Anschutz Standard 20 x 2

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: Sperry Marine Bridgemaster E - X Band

Electronic Charts #1:  ICAN Aldebaran II x 1

Electronic Charts #2:  OSL ECPINS x 1

Electronic Charts #3: Not Applicable

Auto Pilot #1:  Sperry ADG 6000 x 1

Auto Pilot #2: Not Applicable

Auto Pilot #3: Not Applicable

Speed Logs #1: Sperry Marine SRD-331 x 1

Speed Logs #2: Not Applicable

Speed Logs #3: Not Applicable

GPS #1: SAAB R4 x 1

GPS #2: Not Applicable

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: Skipper GDS 101 x 2

Depth Sounders #2: Not Applicable

Depth Sounders #3: Not Applicable

Sonars #1: Simrad EM302 x 1

Sonars #2: Not Applicable

Sonars #3: Not Applicable

Other Equipment: Not Applicable

Vessel Images

Other Images
Amundsen 5 (5x7)
Amundsen 3 (5x7) alongside

Additional Information

Vessel Accomplishments: 

Biographical Information: Roald Engebreth Gravning Amundsen (1872-1928). Born in Borge, Norway, he gained international fame when he led the first Antarctic expedition to the South Pole. The first man to undisputedly reach both the North and South Poles, he was also the first to person to successfully traverse the Northwest passage. In 1928 during a rescue mission, while flying over the Arctic Ocean, Amundsen disappeared. Although his body was never recovered, his legacy of Arctic exploration continues.

Modernization Information: In 2002, the CCGS SIR JOHN FRANKLIN was converted from a Medium Icebreaker to an Arctic Research Vessel and re-named CCGS AMUNDSEN. The vessel underwent an extensive modernization which included the addition of the following equipment: a 2.2m x 2.3m Moon pool and control room, an ROV control room, a CTD Rosette Room and Control Room. On the upper deck, a filtration lab, a freezer lab, a geochemistry lab, a wet lab, a refrigeration lab, a Benthos lab, a Geology lab , and a Paleogoly lab were added. On the main deck, a science lab, a nutrient lab, a salinometer lab, and a zooplankton lab were added. The ship also carries 5 scientific container labs: a wet lab, a RADVAN lab, a PILMS lab, a dry lab and a mooring lab, as well as 2 storage containers for scientific equipment.