CCG Fleet: Vessel Details


George R. Pearkes 1 (5x7)

Official Number: 807025

Call Sign: CGCX

General Operation

Vessel Type: High Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessel

Port of Registry: Ottawa, Ontario

Home Region: Atlantic Region

Home Port: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Vessel Status: Active

Crewing Regime

Complement: 26

Officers: 10

Crew: 16

Berths Available: 26

Crewing Regime: Layday


Ice Class: Arctic Class 2

Class of Voyage: Unlimited - beyond 2000nm


IMO: 8320444

Construction Details

Builder: Versatile Pacific Inc., North Vancouver, British Columbia

Build Material: Steel

Owner: Canadian Coast Guard

Year Launched: 1986

Year in Service: 1986

Vessel Specifications

Length: 83.0 m (Metres)

Breadth: 16.2 m (Metres)

Draft: 6.0 m (Metres)

Freeboard: 1.7 m (Metres)

Gross Tonnage: 3809.1 t (Tons)

Net Tonnage: 1517.3 t (Tons)

Cruising Range: 14500 nm (Nautical Miles)

Endurance: 150 d (Days)

Cruising Speed: 11.0 kts (Knots)

Maximum Speed: 15.0 kts (Knots)

Fresh Water: 101.30 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Capacity: 925.00 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Fuel Consumption: 6.60 m3/d (Cubic Metres)

Helicopter Facilities

Helicopter Capacity: 1

Type(s): MBB Bo105, Bell 206L

Flight Deck: Yes

Area: 205.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Hangar: Yes

Area: 65.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Storage: Yes

Fuel: 20.5 m3 (Cubic Metres)


Propulsion: Diesel Electric AC/AC

Main Engines: 

(3) x Alco 251F

Power: 5250kw (KiloWatts)

Propellers: (2) x Fixed Pitch

Bow thrusters: Yes

Stern thrusters: No

Emergency Generator: (1) x Caterpillar 3306


(1) x Caterpillar 3508

Scientific Equipment This vessel is not equipped with dedicated Scientific Equipment
Holds and Deck Space

Hold #1: 980.0 m3 (Cubic Metres)

Hatch Size:  5.5 x 5.0

Main Deck: 317.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Boat Deck: 168.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Forcastle: 78.0 m2 (Square Metres)

After Deck: 133.0 m2 (Square Metres)

Container Capacity

Focsle: 2

Deck Equipment

Main Hoist:  Speedcrane

SWL: 20.0 t (Tons)

Crane #1:  HIAB Seacrane

SWL: 2.5 t (Tons)

Crane #2:  HIAB Seacrane

SWL: 2.5 t (Tons)

Towing Equipment: Winch

Bollard Pull: 20.0 t (Tons)

Workboat #1: RHIB

Launcher:  Miranda Davit

Workboat #2: RHIB

Launcher: HIAB Seacrane

Workboat #3: SP Barge

Launcher:  Standard Davit

Comms and Navigation Equipment


(1) x Collins 251


(1) x Sailor RT-146


(1) x Motorola Micom


(1) x Westinghouse Series 1000 Msat

Weather Fax: 

(1) x Furuno Fax 208


(2) x Sperry SR2100


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

Electronic Charts: 

(1) x ICAN Aldebaran II

Auto Pilot: 

(1) x Comnav 2001

Speed Logs: 

(1) x Sperry Marine SRD-331


(1) x Northstar 941X
(1) x SAAB R4 (AIS)


(1) x Taiyo C338 HS


(1) x OAR Cubic DF4400

Depth Sounders: 

(1) x Skipper GDS 101
Vessel Images
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George R. Pearkes 2 (5x7)
George R. Pearkes 3 (5x7)
George R. Pearkes 4 (5x7)
Additional Information

Vessel Accomplishments: 

Biographical Information: The Honourable Major-General George Randolph Pearkes (1888-1984). Born in Watford, England he immigrated to Alberta, where he joined the 5th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles during the First World War. During his service he fought in the Battle of Passchendaele, and was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for valour in the Commonwealth. Pearkes’ military career continued, as he rose to the rank of Major General, serving in the Second World War, before retiring in 1945. He went on to become equally successful in politics as a Member of Parliament, Minister of National Defence, and later, as Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

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