CCG Fleet: Vessel Details


Des Groseilliers 1 (5x7)

Official Number: 802160

Call Sign: CGDX

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: 35

Officers: 10

Crew: 25

Berths Available: 40

Crewing Regime: Layday/Conventional


Ice Class: Arctic Class 3

Class of Voyage: Unlimited - beyond 2000nm


IMO: 8006385

Construction Details

Builder: Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd., St. Catherines, Ontario

Build Material: Steel

Owner: Canadian Coast Guard

Year Launched: 1982

Year in Service: 1982

Vessel Specifications

Length: 98.2 m (Metres)

Breadth: 19.8 m (Metres)

Draft: 7.4 m (Metres)

Freeboard: 3.4 m (Metres)

Gross Tonnage: 6097.8 t (Tons)

Net Tonnage: 1799.9 t (Tons)

Cruising Range: 30600 nm (Nautical Miles)

Endurance: 108 d (Days)

Cruising Speed: 12.0 kts (Knots)

Maximum Speed: 16.5 kts (Knots)

Fresh Water: 131.50 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Capacity: 2464.00 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Consumption: 18.50 m3/d (Cubic Metres)

Helicopter Facilities

Helicopter Capacity: 1

Type(s): MBB Bo105, Bell 206L

Flight Deck: Yes

Area: 187.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Hangar: Yes

Area: 88.5 m2 (Square Metres)

Storage: Yes

Fuel: 25.6 m3 (Cubic Metres)


Propulsion: Diesel electric AC/DC

Main Engines: 

(6) x Alco M251F

Power: 10142kw (KiloWatts)

Propellers: (2) x Fixed Pitch

Bow thrusters: Yes

Stern thrusters: No

Emergency Generator: (1) x Caterpillar 398


(3) x MTU 8V4000M

Scientific Equipment

Scientific LAN: Yes

Winches: Not Applicable

Sounders: Not Applicable

Power on Deck (Hydraulic): No  (Electrical): No

Holds and Deck Space

Hold #1: 150.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Hatch Size:  3.9 x 3.6

Hold #2: 100.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Hatch Size:  3.5 x 2.6

Main Deck: 157.2 m2 (Square Metres)

Boat Deck: 82.3 m2 (Square Metres)

After Deck: 82.3 m2 (Square Metres)

Container Capacity

Focsle: 2

Flight Deck: 4

Deck Equipment

Main Hoist:  Hagglund Crane

SWL: 10.0 t (Tons)

Crane #1:  Hagglund Crane

SWL: 10.0 t (Tons)

Crane #2:  Hagglund Crane

SWL: 10.0 t (Tons)

Crane #3:  Hagglund Crane

SWL: 10.0 t (Tons)

Towing Equipment: Winch

Bollard Pull: 22.0 t (Tons)

Workboat #1: RHIB

Launcher:  Miranda Davit

Workboat #2: SP Barge

Launcher:  Standard Davit

Workboat #3: SP Barge

Launcher:  Standard Davit

Workboat #4: RHIB

Launcher: Hagglund Crane

Comms and Navigation Equipment


(1) x Collins 251


(1) x Sailor RT-146
(1) x Skanti 3000


(1) x Motorola Micom


(1) x Westinghouse Series 1000 Msat
(1) x Nera B Inmarsat

Weather Fax: 

(1) x Furuno Fax 208


(2) x Anschutz Standard 20


Sperry Marine Bridgemaster E - X Band
Sperry Marine Bridgemaster E - S Band
Sperry Marine Bridgemaster II - X Band

Electronic Charts: 

(1) x ICAN Aldebaran II

Auto Pilot: 

(1) x Wagner Autonav A-1500

Speed Logs: 

(1) x Sperry Marine SRD-331


(3) x Magnavox MX200


(1) x Taiyo C338 HS


(1) x OAR Cubic 320

Depth Sounders: 

(2) x Skipper GDS 101
Vessel Images
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Des Grosielliers 3 (5x7) Grise Fiord
Additional Information

Vessel Accomplishments: Coming Soon

Biographical Information: Médard Chouart des Groseilliers (1618-1696). Originally from France, Des Groseilliers came to Canada as an explorer and quickly became involved in the fur trade on the Great Lakes. He was instrumental in opening up Lake Superior and Michigan to trading and establishing Jesuit Missionaries, and played a key role in the foundation of the Hudson’s Bay Company. His contributions to early Canadian economy played a major role in the development of Western Canada for centuries to come.

Modernization Information: Coming Soon