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Aberdeen

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel
Built: 1894 Fleming & Ferguson Paisley
Length: 180 Beam: 31 Draft: 19
Tonnage: 674
Machinery: Steam quadruple
Horsepower:
Disposal: Wrecked Seal Is. N.S. 13 Oct. 1923
Remarks: Saint John Agency and at Quebec
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Acadia (1) (ex. Yosemite)

Type: Iron fisheries cruiser
Built: 1880 J. Roach & Son, Chester PA. USA
Length: 182.5 Beam: 23.5 Draft: 19
Tonnage: 520
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 155 NHP
Disposal: Register closed 1910. Scrapped.
Remarks: Ex. Yosemite, Purchased 1885 by Marine & Fisheries
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Acadia (2)

Type: Hydrographic ship
Built: 1913 Swan Hunter Newcastle
Length: 182 Beam: 34 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 846
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 177 NHP
Disposal: To Mines & Resources 1936
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Acetylene

Type: Gas & derrick barge
Built: 1909
Length: 90 Beam: 26 Draft:
Tonnage:
Machinery: Hoisting machinery and gas generator only
Horsepower:
Disposal: Not known
Remarks: Prescott Agency
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Admiral

Type: Wood sidewheel general duties
Built: About 1854 Niagara & Harbour Dock Co.
Length: 155 Beam: 20 Draft: 8.5
Tonnage: 289
Machinery: Steam walking beam
Horsepower: 72 NHP
Disposal: Sold S&C Peters 1861
Remarks: Owned by F. Baby St. Lawrence Service
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Advance

Type: Wood sidewheel general duties
Built: 1853 Wilson Quebec
Length: 164 Beam: 26 Draft: 8
Tonnage: 373
Machinery: Steam walking beam
Horsepower: 90 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1868
Remarks: Owned by F. Baby St. Lawrence Service
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Alert

Type: Wood barque rigged Arctic Survey
Built: 1856 H.M. Dockyard Pembroke
Length: 160 Beam: 36 Draft: 16.5
Tonnage: 700
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 60 NHP
Disposal: Sold for scrapping 1895
Remarks:

Royal Navy 1856-1884

Unites States Navy 1884-1885

Marine & Fisheries 1885-1895


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Alexander Henry

Type: Light Icebreaker, supply and buoy vessel
Built: 1959 Port Arthur Shipbuilding
Length: 210 Beam: 44 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 1674
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 3550 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Great Lakes
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Alexander Henry, photo 1 Alexander Henry, photo 2  Alexander Henry, photo 3
Alexander Henry, photo 4  Alexander Henry, photo 5     
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Alexander Mackenzie

Type: Lighthouse supply & buoy vessel, not ice strengthened
Built: 1950 Burrard Dry Dock North Vancouver
Length: 150 Beam: 30 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 576
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Pacific Coast
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Aranmore

Type: Iron lighthouse supply vessel
Built: 1890 W.B. Thompson Dundee
Length: 241.5 Beam: 35 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 1170
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 260 HP
Disposal: Sunk under Cuban ownership off Haiti in 1948. Sold 1939
Remarks: Purchased by Marine & Fisheries 1914
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Arctic (ex. Gauss)

Type: Wood barquentine rigged Arctic Patrol
Built: 1901 Howaldstwerke Kiel
Length: 165 Beam: 37 Draft: 20
Tonnage: 762
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 44 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1926. Broken up.
Remarks:

Purchased by Marine & Fisheries 1904.

Commanded by Captain Bernier.


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Argenteuil

Type: Composite buoy tender
Built: 1917 Canadian Government Shipyard Sorel
Length: 100 Beam: 21 Draft: 5.5
Tonnage: 165
Machinery: Steam compound jet condenser
Horsepower: 16 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1960, Sunk 1962 near Lauzon
Remarks: Ottawa River Service
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Arleux

Type: Fisheries Cruiser
Built: 1918 Canadian Vickers. Montreal
Length: 130 Beam: 25 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 375
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 61 NHP
Disposal: To Dept. of Fisheries 1930
Remarks: Naval Trawler
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Arras

Type: Fisheries Cruiser
Built: 1918 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 130 Beam: 25 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 375
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 61 NHP
Disposal: To Dept. of Fisheries 1930.
Remarks: Naval Trawler
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Auk (ex. D.O.T. 74)

Type: Northern supply vessel
Built: 1946 Sir Wm. Arrol Glasgow
Length: 225 Beam: 38 Draft: 3
Tonnage: 1089
Machinery: Twin screw diesel
Horsepower: 1000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Converted LCT-8
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Bayfield (1)

Type: Hydrographic, wood, screw
Built: 1864 Buffalo, New York USA
Length: 110 Beam: 18 Draft: 9
Tonnage: 150
Machinery: Steam
Horsepower: 75 HP
Disposal: Sold 1903, Scrapped 1913
Remarks: Purchased 1884 for Georgian Bay survey
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Bayfield (2) (ex. Lord Stanley)

Type: Hydrographic, steel, twin screw
Built: 1889 D. & W. Henderson Glasgow
Length: 140 Beam: 24 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 276
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 160 HP
Disposal: Sold 1935, Wrecked 1949 Newfoundland
Remarks: Purchased in 1901
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Beauport

Type: Sounding vessel, twin screw
Built: 1960 Geo. T. Davie & Sons Lauzon
Length: 168 Beam: 34 Draft: 9
Tonnage: 813
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1280 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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Bernier (ex. Mardep, Labrador)

Type: Lighthouse Supply
Built: 1918 Davie S.B. & Repair Quebec
Length: 125 Beam: 23 Draft: 14
Tonnage: 317
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 61 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1960, afloat 1966
Remarks: Purchased 1930 Naval Trawler.
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Berthier

Type: Survey and inspection
Built: 1916 Canadian Government Shipyard Sorel
Length: 128 Beam: 24 Draft: 8
Tonnage: 368
Machinery:
Horsepower: 550 IHP
Disposal: Sold 1961, afloat 1966
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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Birnie

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel
Built: 1921 Victoria B.C.
Length: 66 Beam: 18 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 73
Machinery:
Horsepower: 14 HP
Disposal: Sold 1951
Remarks: Pacific Coast
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Brant (1)

Type: Lighthouse supply, wood
Built: 1899 John White Charlottetown
Length: 100 Beam: 19 Draft: 8
Tonnage: 141
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 33 NHP
Disposal: Laid up 1928
Remarks: Charlottetown Agency
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Brant (2)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel
Built: 1928 Canadian Government Shipyard Sorel
Length: 125 Beam: 23 Draft: 12
Tonnage: 285
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 62 NHP
Disposal: Laid up 1966 awaiting disposal
Remarks: Dartmouth Agency
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C.D. Howe

Type: Arctic service vessel, twin screw
Built: 1950 Davie Shipbuilding Lauzon
Length: 295 Beam: 50 Draft: 18.5
Tonnage: 3628
Machinery: Steam unaflow
Horsepower: 4000 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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C.P. Edwards

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel
Built: 1946 Collingwood Shipyards
Length: 144 Beam: 27 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 338
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 375 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Wartime merchant shipbuilding design "China Coaster", Parry Sound Agency
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Camsell

Type: Icebreaker, lighthouse supply and buoy vessel
Built: 1959 Burrard Dry Dock Vancouver
Length: 224 Beam: 48 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 2022
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower:
Disposal:
Remarks: Pacific Coast and Western Arctic
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Canada

Type: Armed 3rd class cruiser, twin screw
Built: 1904 Vicker's Sons & Maxim, Barrow-in-Furness
Length: 200 Beam: 25 Draft: 10.5
Tonnage: 411
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 210 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1924, Sunk near Miami, Fla. 1926
Remarks: Fisheries Protection, customs work, Naval training. Transferred to RCN for 1914 war
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Cartier

Type: Hydrographic, steel, twin screw
Built: 1910 Swan Hunter Newcastle
Length: 164 Beam: 29 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 556
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 142 NHP
Disposal: To Mines & Resources 1936
Remarks: Charlottetown Agency
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Champlain

Type: Icebreaker, steel, screw
Built: 1904 Fleming & Ferguson Paisley
Length: 132 Beam: 30 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 522
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 850 IHP
Disposal: Sold 1920, Sunk, Nfld. 1943
Remarks: Quebec Agency
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Charybdis

Type: Corvette, wood, screw, full rigged ship
Built: 1858 H.M. Dockyard Chatham
Length: 200 Beam: 40 Draft: 20
Tonnage: 2250
Machinery:
Horsepower: 400 NHP
Disposal: Returned to Admiralty Halifax 1882
Remarks: To Marine & Fisheries as a training ship 1880
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Chesterfield

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel
Built: 1928 Collingwood Shipyards
Length: 180 Beam: 32 Draft: 12
Tonnage: 734
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 700 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Quebec Agency
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Citadelle

Type: Fire tug
Built: 1932 Davie S.B. & Repair Levis
Length: 120.5 Beam: 30 Draft: 13.5
Tonnage: 431
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 105 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1962, Scrapped 1966
Remarks: Montreal
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Concretia

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, ferro-concrete, screw
Built: 1918 Montreal Shipbuilders
Length: 126 Beam: 22 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 320
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 24 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1935, Sunk to form wharf at Kingston
Remarks: Experimental wartime construction
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Constance

Type: Fisheries cruiser, composite, single screw
Built: 1892 Polson Owen Sound
Length: 116 Beam: 20 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 185
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 50 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1920
Remarks: Atlantic Coast
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Curlew

Type: Fisheries cruiser, twin screw
Built: 1892 Polson Own Sound
Length: 116 Beam: 20 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 158
Machinery:
Horsepower: 50 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1921
Remarks: Atlantic Coast
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Daring

Type: Schooner, lighthouse supply
Built: 1851 for Nova Scotia Government
Length: Beam: Draft:
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Machinery:
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Disposal: Lost Dec. 1867 Herring Cove
Remarks: Sable Island supply
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Detector

Type: Sounding vessel, steel, twin screw
Built: 1915 Canadian Government Shipyard Sorel
Length: 147 Beam: 35 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 584
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 532 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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d'Iberville

Type: Icebreaker, twin screw
Built: 1952 Davie Shipbuilding Lauzon
Length: 310 Beam: 67 Draft: 30
Tonnage: 5678
Machinery: Steam unaflow
Horsepower: 10,800 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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D'Iberville, photo 4  D'Iberville, photo 5  D'Iberville, photo 6   
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Dollard

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1913 Kingston Shipbuilding
Length: 170 Beam: 31.5 Draft: 15.5
Tonnage: 853
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 182 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1961, afloat 1966
Remarks: Saint John Agency
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Dolphin

Type: Police launch
Built:
Length: 48 Beam: 12 Draft:
Tonnage:
Machinery: Steam
Horsepower:
Disposal: Sold 1899
Remarks: Quebec Harbour Police 1871
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Doris

Type: Trinity House and Fisheries, wood sidewheeler
Built: 1846 Cork
Length: 142 Beam: 21 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 223
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal: Sold 1855, wrecked, Strait of Belle Isle 1856
Remarks: Purchased in 1850 by Trinity House of Quebec from Liverpool England for £4,600
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Druid (1)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, iron sidewheeler
Built: 1856 Todd & M'Gregor Glasgow
Length: 160 Beam: 21 Draft: 7.5
Tonnage: 239
Machinery: 2 steeple engines
Horsepower: 170 HP
Disposal: Sold 1901, re-named Niagara, sunk Thunder Bay in 1936
Remarks: Converted to compound screw steamer 1894
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Druid (2)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, steel, twin screw
Built: 1902 Fleming & Ferguson
Length: 160 Beam: 30 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 503
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 59 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1946, still afloat 1967 as M/V Eva
Remarks: To replace Druid (1)
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Dumit

Type: Shallow draft buoy vessel twin screw
Built: 1958 Allied Builders Vancouver
Length: 64 Beam: 19.5 Draft: 4
Tonnage: 98
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 300 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Mackenzie River
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Earl Grey

Type: Icebreaker, steel, twin screw
Built: 1909 Vickers, Sons & Maxim
Length: 250 Beam: 48 Draft: 24
Tonnage: 2357
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 6500 IHP
Disposal: Sold to Russian Government 1914
Remarks: Russians renamed Kanada in 1914, III International and Fedor Litke after revolution, believed broken up 1959.


The Earl Grey was named after Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl of Grey, who was governor General of Canada between 1904 and 1911. Yes, the same person who donated the Grey Cup for Canadian football supremacy.

It was a steel-hulled, twin screw, triple expansion steam driven icebreaking passenger steamer, 250 feet in length. Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Barrow-in-Furness built the ship for the Canadian Government in 1909.

With her exceptionally spacious accommodation she was suitable for important  inspection tours and was much used by Lord Grey himself. I believe she was also involved in the winter delivery of the Royal Mail between PEI and the Mainland.

She was sold to Russia in 1914 and gave many years of service to the Russians before being scrapped. Her wheelhouse and radio shack are on view in the Maritime Museum in Moscow.

Paul Beesley
Chief Officer, north shift
CCGS Earl Grey
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Eckaloo

Type: Shallow draft buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1961 Allied Builders Vancouver
Length: 84 Beam: 22 Draft: 4
Tonnage: 133
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 700 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Mackenzie River
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Edward Cornwallis

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel
Built: 1949 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 259 Beam: 44 Draft: 18
Tonnage: 1965
Machinery: Steam unaflow
Horsepower: 2800 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Dartmouth Agency
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Eider (ex. D.O.T. 78)

Type: Northern supply vessel, twin screw
Built: 1946 Sir Wm. Arrol Glasgow
Length: 225 Beam: 38 Draft: 3
Tonnage: 1091
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Converted LCT-8
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Ella G. McLean

Type: Schooner, fisheries protection
Built: 1868 St. Andrew's, N.B.
Length: 83 Beam: 23 Draft: 9
Tonnage: 78
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal: Sold 1876
Remarks: Chartered, then purchased 1873
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Ernest Lapointe

Type: Icebreaker, steel, twin screw
Built: 1940 Davie S.B. & Repair, Lauzon
Length: 172 Beam: 36 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 1179
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 2000 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Estevan

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1912 Collingwood Shipbuilding
Length: 212 Beam: 38 Draft: 12
Tonnage: 1161
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 1500 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Sailed to B.C. via Magellan straits.
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Franklin (ex. St. Finbarr)

Type: Lighthouse supply, steel, screw
Built: 1919 Fleming & Ferguson Paisley
Length: 136 Beam: 29 Draft: 13.5
Tonnage: 613
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 116 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1958
Remarks: Fformer Saint class tug, purchased 1923 for Dept. of the Interior, transferred D.O.T. 1939. Also used as a lightship.
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Frontenac (1)

Type: Steam tug, composite, twin screw
Built: 1901 Canadian Government Shipyard, Sorel
Length: 113 Beam: 23 Draft: 9
Tonnage: 262
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 63 NHP
Disposal: Broken up at Sorel, Register closed 1927
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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Frontenac (2)

Type: Steel, twin screw
Built: 1930 Canadian Government Shipyard, Sorel
Length: 108 Beam: 24 Draft: 8
Tonnage: 248
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 472 IHP
Disposal: Sold May 1967
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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G.T.D. (ex. Tyree)

Type: Schooner, wood
Built: 1890 T.A. Wilson Bridgewater, N.S.
Length: 123 Beam: 30 Draft: 12
Tonnage: 343
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal: Sold 1930
Remarks: Used as wreck vessel
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Gannet

Type: Northern supply vessel, twin screw
Built: 1946 Sir Wm. Arrol Glasgow
Length: 225 Beam: 38 Draft: 3
Tonnage: 1083
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Converted LCT-8
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Gavinchy

Type: Fisheries patrol, steel, twin screw,
Built: 1918 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 130 Beam: 25 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 357
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 62 NHP
Disposal: Returned to RCN 1938
Remarks: Naval trawler, Pacific coast, RCN 1918-19
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Glenada

Type: Screw tug
Built: 1943 Russel Bros. Owen Sound
Length: 73 Beam: 10 Draft: 7.5
Tonnage: 101
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 320 BHP
Disposal:
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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Glendon

Type: Fisheries protection, wood, screw, 3 mast schooner
Built: 1872 Saint John, N.B.
Length: 128 Beam: 30 Draft: 9
Tonnage: 266
Machinery: Steam single cylinder
Horsepower: 21 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1881, laid up 1885
Remarks: Purchased 1874 Bay of Fundy Service
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Grenville

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel
Built: 1915 Polson Iron Works Toronto
Length: 164 Beam: 30 Draft: 9.5
Tonnage: 497
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 900 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Prescott Agency
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Gulnare

Type: Steel, screw, tidal survey
Built: 1893 C. Connel Glasgow
Length: 137 Beam: 20 Draft: 9.5
Tonnage: 262
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 64 NHP
Disposal: Sold, dismantled, Register closed 1949
Remarks: Purchased 1902. Previous Gulnare sailing ship, details unknown
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J.E. Bernier

Type: Icebreaker, lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1967 Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon, PQ
Length: 231 Beam: 49 Draft: 17
Tonnage:
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 4250
Disposal:
Remarks: Toreplace Saurel and Chesterfield
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J.H. Nickerson

Type: Schooner, fisheries protection
Built:
Length: Beam: Draft:
Tonnage: 70
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal:
Remarks: U.S. Schooner seized for illegal fishing 1870. Purchased by Marine & Fisheries for $2,500
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J.W. Dunscomb

Type: Schooner, fisheries protection
Built: 1871 Quebec
Length: 90 Beam: 25 Draft: 8.5
Tonnage: 98
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal: Register closed 1915
Remarks: Lightship 1875, Bar point, Lake Erie
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Jalobert (ex. Polana)

Type: Steel tug, screw
Built: 1911 Kingston Shipbuilding
Length: 107.5 Beam: 23 Draft: 12
Tonnage: 278
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 120 IHP
Disposal: Sold 1954, Afloat 1967 as tug Queen City at Toronto
Remarks: Formerly Department of Agriculture. Used also for wartime Naval control service
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James Howden

Type: Tug, wood, twin screw
Built: 1903 Canadian Government Shipyard Sorel
Length: 100 Beam: 21 Draft: 7.5
Tonnage: 177
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 44 NHP
Disposal: Dismantled 1929
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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John A. Macdonald

Type: Icebreaker, triple screw
Built: 1960 Davie Shipbuilding Lauzon
Length: 315 Beam: 70 Draft: 28
Tonnage: 1686
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 15000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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J.A. Macdonald, photo 1 J.A. Macdonald, photo 2  J.A. Macdonald, photo 3
J.A. Macdonald, photo 4  J.A. Macdonald, photo 5  J.A. Macdonald, photo 6   
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John Cabot

Type: Icebreaker, cable repair ship
Built: 1965 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 313 Beam: 60 Draft: 22
Tonnage: 5000
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 9000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Kenoki

Type: Buoy tender, twin screw
Built: 1964 Erieau Shipbuilding
Length: 109 Beam: 36 Draft: 6
Tonnage: 310
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 800 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Prescott Agency
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Kenoki, photo 1 Kenoki, photo 2 
       
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Kestrel

Type: Wood, screw, fisheries protection
Built: 1903 A. Wallace Vancouver
Length: 126 Beam: 24 Draft: 12
Tonnage: 311
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 59 RHP
Disposal: Sold 1912
Remarks: Pacific Coast
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Kingfisher

Type: Schooner, fisheries protection
Built: 1892 Shelburne, N.S.
Length: 100 Beam: 24 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 107
Machinery:
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Disposal: Sold 1905
Remarks: Purchased 1893
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La Canadienne (1)

Type: Fisheries protection, schooner, wood
Built: 1855 Lee Quebec
Length: 92 Beam: 23 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 101
Machinery:
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Disposal: Wrecked St. Paul's Island 1874
Remarks: Gulf of St. Lawrence Service
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La Canadienne (2) (ex. Foxhound)

Type: Iron screw, fisheries
Built: 1880 Robert Duncan port Glasgow
Length: 154 Beam: 23 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 372
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 60 RHP
Disposal: Sold 1918, scrapped 1920
Remarks: Purchased for £8,000 to replace Lady Head 1881
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Labrador

Type: Icebreaker, twin screw
Built: 1953 Marine Industries Sorel
Length: 250 Beam: 64 Draft: 29
Tonnage: 3823
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 10,000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Transferred from RCN to D.O.T. 1958
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Labrador, photo 1 Labrador, photo 2  Labrador, photo 3
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Lac St. Pierre

Type: Tug, wood twin screw
Built: 1901 Canadian Government Shipyard Sorel
Length: 100 Beam: 21 Draft: 7.5
Tonnage: 159
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 48 HNP
Disposal: Sold 1943
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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Lady Grey

Type: Icebreaker, steel, twin screw
Built: 1906 Vickers, Sons and Maxim Barrow-in-Furness
Length: 183.5 Beam: 32 Draft: 12
Tonnage: 733
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 353 NHP
Disposal: Sunk 1955 while assisting Quebec-Levis ferry caught in ice
Remarks: Quebec Agency
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Lady Grey  
       
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Lady Head

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, iron screw
Built: 1857 Napier Glasgow
Length: 151 Beam: 24 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 299
Machinery: Steam oscillating geared
Horsepower: 150 NHP
Disposal: Wrecked 1878 Point Jaune Gulf of St. lawrence
Remarks: Purchased from F. Baby 1860 along with Advance, Admiral, Napoleon III and Queen Victoria
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Lady Laurier

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, steel twin screw
Built: 1902 Flemming & Ferguson Paisely
Length: 210 Beam: 34 Draft: 18
Tonnage: 1051
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 265 NHP
Disposal: Scrapped 1960
Remarks: Built to replace Newfield Halifax Agency
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Lady Laurier  
       
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Lady of the Lake

Type: Wood, screw
Built: 1897 Selkirk, Man.
Length: 105 Beam: 18.5 Draft: 9
Tonnage: 201
Machinery:
Horsepower: 13 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1915
Remarks: Purchased 1907 Fish Hatcheries Lake Winnipeg
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Lambton

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, steel
Built: 1909 Canadian Government Shipyard Sorel
Length: 108 Beam: 25 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 323
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 90 NHP
Disposal: 1922 Lost near Caribou Island, Lake Superior, with all hands.
Remarks: Parry Sound Agency
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Lansdowne

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, wood, screw.
Built: 1833 O'Brien Maccan, N.S.
Length: 189 Beam: 32 Draft: 13.5
Tonnage: 680
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 80 NHP
Disposal: Laid up 1917 condemned. Register closed 1920
Remarks: Machinery originally intended for Princess Louise
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Laurentian (ex. King Edward)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, steel screw
Built: 1902 Cook, Walton & Gemmell Beverley, G.B.
Length: 149 Beam: 24 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 355
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 84 NHP
Disposal: Broken up; Register closed 1947
Remarks: Purchased 1917 trawler
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Leebro

Type: Lighthouse supply, general duties, wood, screw
Built: 1908 W. Turpel Victoria. B.C.
Length: 124 Beam: 29 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 323
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 22 NHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Chartered for B.C. Agency 1905-1912. Afloat 1967 as Cadet Ship Beaver
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Lillooet

Type: Hydrographic, steel, twin screw
Built: 1907 B.C. Marine Railways Esquimalt
Length: 172 Beam: 27 Draft: 15
Tonnage: 575
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 800 IHP
Disposal: Sold 1939
Remarks: Pacific Coast
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Loos

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, steel, screw
Built: 1918 Canadian Vickers
Length: 130 Beam: 25 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 357
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 62 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1937
Remarks: Naval Trawler
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Lord Strathcona

Type: Salvage steamer, steel, twin screw
Built: 1902 J.P. Rennoldson and Sons South Shields G.B.
Length: 160 Beam: 27 Draft: 13.5
Tonnage: 495
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 250 NHP
Disposal: Broken up at Sydney, N.S. May 1947
Remarks: Quebec
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Louis S. St. Laurent

Type: Arctic patrol vessel, triple screw
Built: 1967 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 366.5 Beam: 43 Draft: 30
Tonnage:
Machinery: Steam turbo electric
Horsepower: 24,000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Louis S. St-Laurent, photo 1 Louis S. St-Laurent, photo 2  Louis S. St-Laurent, photo 3
Louis S. St-Laurent, photo 4  Louis S. St-Laurent, photo 5  Louis S. St-Laurent, photo 6
Louis S. St-Laurent, photo 7 
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Malaspina

Type: Fisheries protection, steel, screw
Built: 1913 Dublin Dockyard
Length: 162 Beam: 27 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 392
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 161 NHP
Disposal: Transferred to Fisheries 1939
Remarks: Purchased 1914
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Mallard

Type: Crash Boat, search and rescue cutter, twin screw
Built: 1955 Allied Builders Vancouver
Length: 38 Beam: 11.5 Draft: 4.5
Tonnage: 13
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 330 BHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Inshore Rescue, Vancouver. RCAF Crash boat transferred to D.O.T. 1964
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Marmot

Type: Landing craft, steel, twin screw
Built: 1944 Belfast
Length: 187 Beam: 34 Draft: 4
Tonnage: 543
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 920 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Converted LCT-4. Acquired from Admiralty 1958
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Mikula (ex. J.D. Hazen)

Type: Icebreaker, steel, twin screw
Built: 1916 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 275 Beam: 58 Draft: 28
Tonnage: 3515
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 568 NHP
Disposal: Sold for scrap 1937
Remarks: Sold to Russia 1916 and renamed Miku'a Selanivoitch. Acquired by France and sold to Marine and Fisheries 1923.
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Mink

Type: Landing craft, steel, twin screw
Built: 1944 Chepstow, Eng.
Length: 187 Beam: 34 Draft: 4
Tonnage: 543
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 920 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Converted LCT-4. Acquired from Admiralty 1958.
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Minto

Type: Icebreaker, steel, screw
Built: 1899 Gourlay Bros. Dundee
Length: 225 Beam: 32.5 Draft: 20.5
Tonnage: 1089
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 2900 IHP
Disposal: Sold to Russia 1915. Presumed wrecked on Norway Coast.
Remarks: Prince-Edward Island communication.
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Miskanaw

Type: Shallow draught buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1958 Allied Builders Vancouver
Length: 64 Beam: 19.5 Draft: 4
Tonnage: 98
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 300 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Mackenzie River
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Miskanaw, photo 1 Miskanaw, photo 2 
       
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Montcalm (1)

Type: Icebreaker, steel, twin screw
Built: 1904 Fleming & Ferguson Paisely
Length: 252 Beam: 41 Draft: 19
Tonnage: 1432
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 3600 IHP
Disposal: Presented to Russia, delivered at Murmansk 1942. Believed broken up.
Remarks: Quebec Agency
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Montcalm (2)

Type: Icebreaker, steel, twin screw
Built: 1957 Davie Shipbuilding Lauzon
Length: 220 Beam: 48 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 2017
Machinery: Steam unaflow
Horsepower: 4000 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Montcalm (2), photo 1 Montcalm (2), photo 2  Montcalm (2), photo 3
Montcalm (2), photo 4  Montcalm (2), photo 5     
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Montmagny (1)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, steel, screw
Built: 1909 Canadian Goverenment Shipyard Sorel
Length: 213 Beam: 35 Draft: 19.5
Tonnage: 1269
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 148 NHP
Disposal: Sunk 1914 after collision with collier Lingan near Crane Island P.Q.
Remarks: Quebec Agency
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Montmagny (2)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1963 Russel Bros. Owen Sound
Length: 148 Beam: 29 Draft: 8
Tonnage: 497
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Montmagny (2), photo 1 Montmagny (2), photo 2 
       
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Montmorency

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1957 Davie Shipbuilding Lauzon
Length: 165 Beam: 34 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 751
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1200 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Montmorency, photo 1 Montmorency, photo 2  Montmorency, photo 3
       
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Moorhen

Type: Crash boat, search and rescue cutter. Twin screw
Built: 1952 Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock, Wilmington, Deleware
Length: 38 Beam: 11.5 Draft: 4.5
Tonnage: 13
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 330 BHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Inshore rescue, Vancouver RCAF Crash boat, transferred to D.O.T. 1964.
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Murray Stewart

Type: Marine agency tender, steel, screw
Built: 1918 Port Arthur Shipbuilding
Length: 119 Beam: 26 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 234
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 156 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1946. Scrapped 1967.
Remarks: Tug purchased 1922. Employed on Lakes. Loaned to RCN 1939-46.
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N.B. McLean

Type: Icebreaker, twin screw
Built: 1930 Halifax Shipyard
Length: 260 Beam: 60 Draft: 20
Tonnage: 3254
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 6500 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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N.B. Mclean, photo 1 N.B. Mclean, photo 2  N.B. Mclean, photo 3
N.B. Mclean, photo 4  N.B. Mclean, photo 5  N.B. Mclean, photo 6 
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Nanook (ex. D.O.T. 77)

Type: Northern supply vessel, twin screw
Built: 1946 Sir Wm. Arrol Glasgow
Length: 219.5 Beam: 38 Draft: 14
Tonnage: 1155
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1320 HP
Disposal: Sold 1965 after being damaged in ice
Remarks: Cpnverted to depot and accomodation ship for landing craft crews 1960
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Napoleon III

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, iron, screw
Built: 1856 Napier Glasgow
Length: 173 Beam: 30 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 495
Machinery: Steam oscillating geared
Horsepower: 300 NHP
Disposal: Lost by stranding. Little Glace Bay 1890
Remarks: Re-engined 1887
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Narwhal

Type: Northern service depot ship, twin screw
Built: 1963 Canadian Vickers, Montreal
Length: 252 Beam: 42 Draft: 12
Tonnage: 2064
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 2000 BHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Narwhal, photo 1 Narwhal, photo 2  Narwhal, photo 3
       
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Neptune

Type: Sealer, wood, 3 mast schooner, screw
Built: 1872 A. Stephen and Sons Dundee
Length: 190.5 Beam: 30 Draft: 18
Tonnage: 684
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 110 HP
Disposal: Last listed in Lloyd's Register 1944-45
Remarks: Chartered for 1884 1903 Hudson Bay expeditions and in 1904
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New England

Type: Schooner, fisheries protection.
Built:
Length: Beam: Draft:
Tonnage: 75
Machinery:
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Disposal:
Remarks: Chartered 1871-2
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Newfield

Type: Lighthouse supply, iron, screw
Built: 1870 Thompson Sunderland
Length: 206 Beam: 29 Draft: 17
Tonnage: 785
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 90 NHP
Disposal: Wrecked 1900 White cove, Digby Neck, N.S.
Remarks: Purchased 1875 for Nova Scotia service
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Newington

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, iron, screw
Built: 1899 Gook, Walton and Gemmell, Hull, G.B.
Length: 115 Beam: 21 Draft: 11.5
Tonnage: 193
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 58 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1937
Remarks: Purchased 1908 for B.C. Agency, originally a trawler
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Nicolet

Type: Sounding vessel, steel twin screw
Built: 1966 Collingwood Shipyards
Length: 169 Beam: 35 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 887
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1660 BHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Nokomis

Type: Marine agency tender
Built: 1957 Lunenburg Foundry
Length: 66.5 Beam: 17.5 Draft: 5.5
Tonnage: 64
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 120 BHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Port Arthur
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Nokomis, photo 1 Nokomis, photo 2 
       
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Norman McLeod Rogers

Type: Icebreaker, supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1967 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 295 Beam: 62.5 Draft: 20
Tonnage:
Machinery: Combined diesel and gas turbo electric
Horsepower: 12,000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Norman MacLeod Rogers, photo 1 Norman MacLeod Rogers, photo 2  Norman MacLeod Rogers, photo 3
Norman MacLeod Rogers, photo 4  Norman MacLeod Rogers, photo 5  Norman MacLeod Rogers, photo 6
Norman MacLeod Rogers, photo 7 
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Northern Light

Type: Icebreaker, wood
Built: 1876 E.W. Sewell, Levis, Que.
Length: 144 Beam: 25 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 393
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 120 HP
Disposal: Sold 1890
Remarks: For Prince Edward Island winter service
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Ocean Eagle (ex. St. Arvans)

Type: Seagoing tug, steel, screw
Built: 1919 Day, Summers & Co. Southampton
Length: 135 Beam: 29 Draft: 14
Tonnage: 420
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 116 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1946. Afloat 1967 as M/V Aigle d'Ocean
Remarks: Former Saint class tug purchased for Dept. of Railways and Canals 1927. Transferred to National harbours Board thence to D.O.T. 1938.
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Osprey

Type: Fisheries protection, schooner, wood
Built: Shelburne, N.S.
Length: 127 Beam: Draft:
Tonnage:
Machinery:
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Disposal:
Remarks: Reputed to be fastest schooner on Atlantic Coast. Period 1898-1904
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Parry Sound

Type: Marine agency tender
Built: 1950 Northern Shipbuilding and repair, Bronte, Ont.
Length: 50 Beam: 13.5 Draft: 4
Tonnage: 33
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 130 HP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Pender

Type: Hydrographic houseboat, wood
Built: 1930 Vancouver shipyards
Length: 100 Beam: 31 Draft: 6
Tonnage: 218
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal: Sold 1950
Remarks: Surveying Pacific Coast
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Petrel

Type: Fisheries cruiser, steel screw
Built: 1892 Polson Owen Sound
Length: 116 Beam: 22 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 192
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 54 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1923
Remarks: Great Lakes till 1904, Atlantic 1905
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Porte Dauphine

Type: Great Lakes research ship, steel, screw
Built: 1952 Pictou Foundry
Length: 119.5 Beam: 26 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 347
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 600 HP
Disposal:
Remarks: Gate vessel. Acquired from RCN. 1960
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Dauphine, photo 1 Dauphine, photo 2 
       
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Prima Vista

Type: Marine agency tender
Built: 1956 Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering
Length: 60 Beam: 17.5 Draft: 5
Tonnage: 64
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 210 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Goose Bay
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Princess

Type: Fisheries cruiser, steel screw
Built: 1896 Grangemouth Dockyard
Length: 165 Beam: 26 Draft: 18
Tonnage: 542
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 90 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1919 to Peru
Remarks: Purchased 1906
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Princess Louise

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, wood
Built: 1882 O'Brien Maccan N.S.
Length: Beam: Draft:
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Machinery:
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Disposal: Wrecked at Point Prim, Bay of Fundy 1882
Remarks:
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Puffin (ex. D.O.T. 53)

Type: Northern supply vessel, twin screw
Built: 1946 Harland & Wolff, Belfast, N.I.
Length: 225 Beam: 38 Draft: 3
Tonnage: 1103
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 1000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Quadra (1)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, steel screw
Built: 1890 Fleming and Ferguson, Paisley
Length: 174 Beam: 31 Draft: 13.5
Tonnage: 573
Machinery: Steam quadruple
Horsepower: 120 HP
Disposal: Sold after collision 1916
Remarks: Pacific Coast
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Quadra (2)

Type: Weather ship, twin screw
Built: 1966 Burrard Dry Dock, North Vancouver
Length: 414 Beam: 50 Draft: 17.5
Tonnage: 5537
Machinery: Steam turbine
Horsepower: 2X3750 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Sister ship of Vancouver
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Vancouver, ship of the same type, photo 1 Vancouver, ship of the same type, photo 2  Quadra (2), photo 1
Quadra (2), photo 2  Quadra (2), photo 3  Quadra (2), photo 4   
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Queen Victoria

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, Iron screw
Built: 1856 Napier Glasgow
Length: 173 Beam: 20 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 495
Machinery: Steam oscillating geared
Horsepower: 300 NHP
Disposal: Foundered returning from Havana 1866
Remarks: Sister ship of Napoleon III
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Racer

Type: Search and rescue cutter, twin screw
Built: 1963 Yarrows Victoria
Length: 95 Beam: 19 Draft: 6.5
Tonnage: 140
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 2400 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Rally

Type: Search and rescue cutter, twin screw
Built: 1963 Davie Shipbuilding
Length: 95 Beam: 19 Draft: 6.5
Tonnage: 140
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 2400 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Rapid

Type: Search and rescue cutter, twin screw
Built: 1963 Ferguson Ind. Pictou, N.S.
Length: 95 Beam: 19 Draft: 6.5
Tonnage: 140
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 2400 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Rapid, photo 1 Rapid, photo 2  Rapid, photo 3
       
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Raven (ex. D.O.T. 54)

Type: Northern supply vessel, twin screw
Built: 1946 Harland & Wolff, Belfast, N.I.
Length: 225 Beam: 38 Draft: 3
Tonnage: 1103
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 1000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Converted LCT-8
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Ready

Type: Search and rescue cutter, twin screw
Built: 1963 Burrard Dry Dock, Vancouver
Length: 95 Beam: 19 Draft: 6.5
Tonnage: 139
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 2400 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Relay

Type: Search and rescue cutter, twin screw
Built: 1963 Kingston Shipyard
Length: 95 Beam: 19 Draft: 6.5
Tonnage: 143
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 2400 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Reserve (ex. Alaska)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, wood, screw
Built: 1884, G.H. Notter, Buffalo, N.Y., U.S. A.
Length: 80 Beam: 17.5 Draft: 6
Tonnage: 114
Machinery: Steam reciprocating
Horsepower: 5 NHP
Disposal: Broken up 1924
Remarks: Purchased 1903, refitted 1905. Prescott Agency
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Restless

Type: Fisheries cruiser, wood, screw
Built: 1906 New Westminster
Length: 71 Beam: 17 Draft: 7
Tonnage: 76
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 16 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1927
Remarks: Pacific Coast, purchased 1908
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Richelieu

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, iron sidewheeler
Built: 1845 Montreal
Length: 130 Beam: 18 Draft: 7
Tonnage: 126
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal: Sunk after collision near Three Rivers 1877
Remarks: St. Lawrence River
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Rouville

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, wood, screw
Built: 1906 Canadian Government Shipyard Sorel
Length: 130 Beam: 26 Draft: 12.5
Tonnage: 301
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 54 NHP
Disposal: Sunk, Register closed 1931
Remarks: Built for RCMP Hudson Bay service but taken over for Ship Canal.
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S.G. Marshall

Type: Fisheries protection, schooner.
Built: 1868 Rustico, P.E.I.
Length: 65 Beam: 21 Draft: 6
Tonnage: 51
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal:
Remarks: Seized 1870 for illegal fishing: Purchased by Canadian Government. Lightship 1872.
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Safeguarder (ex. Safeguard)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, twin screw.
Built: 1914 Day, Summers and Co. Southampton
Length: 160 Beam: 29 Draft: 12
Tonnage: 665
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 1350
Disposal:
Remarks: Purchased 1929
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Safeguarder, photo 1 Safegaurder, photo 2 
       
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Saurel

Type: Icebreaker, twin screw
Built: 1929 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 212 Beam: 42 Draft: 14
Tonnage: 1176
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 3000 IHP
Disposal: Out of commission 1967. Towed to Italy for scrapping 1968.
Remarks:
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Saurel  
       
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Scout

Type: Buoy tender, wood, screw
Built: 1900 J.R. Miller, Cardinal, Ont.
Length: 104 Beam: 26 Draft: 9
Tonnage: 176
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 27 NHP
Disposal: Register closed 1934.
Remarks: Transferred from Railways and Canals. Rebuilt 1902.
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Scout  
       
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Sea Beacon

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, screw
Built: 1952 Newfoundland Shipyards, Clarenville, Nfld.
Length: 66 Beam: 16 Draft: 5.5
Tonnage: 63
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 150 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Newfounland Service
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Seabeacon  
       
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Shamrock

Type: Buoy tender, wood, screw
Built: 1898 J.C. Kaine, Quebec
Length: 117 Beam: 25 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 237
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 61 NHP
Disposal: Destroyed by fire 1928
Remarks: Ship Channel
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Simcoe (1)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, steel, twin screw
Built: 1909 Swan, Hunter, Wallsend-on-Tyne, England
Length: 180 Beam: 35 Draft: 15
Tonnage: 913
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 217 NHP
Disposal: Foundered 1917 with all hands, Magdalen Islands
Remarks: Parry Sound Agency.
Photos:
Simcoe (1), photo 1 Simcoe (1), photo 2 
       
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Simcoe (2)

Type: Icebreaking, supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1962 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 180 Beam: 38 Draft: 12
Tonnage: 961
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 2000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Great Lakes Service
Photos:
Simcoe (2), photo 1 Simcoe (2), photo 2  Simcoe (2), photo 3
Simcoe (2), photo 4  Simcoe (2), photo 5     
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Simon Fraser

Type: Icebreaking, supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1960 Burrard Dry Dock, North Vancouver
Length: 205 Beam: 42 Draft: 14
Tonnage: 1353
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 2900 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Simon Fraser, photo 1 Simon Fraser, photo 2  Simon Fraser, photo 3
       
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Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Type: Icebreaker, twin screw
Built: 1959 Davie Shipbuilding Lauzon
Length: 220 Beam: 48 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 1931
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 4250 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Sir Humphrey Gilbert, photo 1 Sir Humphrey Gilbert, photo 2  Sir Humphrey Gilbert, photo 3
       
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Sir James Douglas (1)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, wood, screw.
Built: 1864 Victoria
Length: 116 Beam: 19 Draft: 10.5
Tonnage: 153
Machinery: Steam 2 cylinder diagonal
Horsepower: 40 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1899. Scrapped 1900
Remarks: Lengthened by 20 ft. 1883.
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Sir James Douglas (2)

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1956 Burrard Dry Dock, North Vancouver
Length: 150 Beam: 30 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 564
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
Photos:
Sir James Doulas (2), photo 1 Sir James Doulas (2), photo 2  Sir James Doulas (2), photo 3
Sir James Doulas (2), photo 4       
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Sir William Alexander

Type: Icebreaking, supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1959 Halifax Shipyards
Length: 273 Beam: 45 Draft: 18
Tonnage: 2154
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 4250 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Sir William Alexander, photo 1 Sir William Alexander, photo 2 
       
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Skidegate

Type: Marine agency tender, twin screw
Built: 1964 Allied Builders Vancouver
Length: 87 Beam: 21.5 Draft: 7
Tonnage: 136
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 320 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Skidegate  
       
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Skua (ex. D.O.T. 75)

Type: Northern supply vessel, Twin screw
Built: 1946 Sir Wm. Arrol Glasgow
Length: 225 Beam: 38 Draft: 3
Tonnage: 1102
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Converted LCT-8
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Skua  
       
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Spindrift

Type: Search and rescue cutter, twin screw
Built: 1964 Cliff Richardson Boats, Meaford, Ont.
Length: 69 Beam: 17 Draft: 4.5
Tonnage: 57
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1050 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Spray

Type: Search and rescue cutter, twin screw
Built: 1964 J.J. Taylor & Sons, Toronto
Length: 69 Beam: 17 Draft: 4.5
Tonnage: 57
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1050 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Spume

Type: Search and rescue cutter, twin screw
Built: 1964 Gre Ltd. Penetanguishene
Length: 69 Beam: 17 Draft: 4.5
Tonnage: 57
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 1050 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Spume  
       
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St. Catherines

Type: Weather ship, twin screw
Built: 1943 Yarrows Esquimalt
Length: 283 Beam: 36.5 Draft: 13.5
Tonnage: 1895
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 3700 IHP
Disposal: For disposal 1967
Remarks: RCN, Frigate converted 1950.
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St. Catherines, photo 1 St. Catherines, photo 2  St. Catherines, photo 3
       
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St. Heliers

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, screw
Built: 1919 Ferguson Bros. Port Glasgow
Length: 190 Beam: 29 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 930
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 116 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1960, afloat 1966 in Panama as Tropic Sea
Remarks: Former Saint class tug. Purchased 1930 and lengthened.
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St. Hilliers  
       
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St. Stephen

Type: Weather ship, twin screw
Built: 1944 Yarrows Esquimalt
Length: 283 Beam: 36.5 Draft: 13.5
Tonnage: 1895
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 3700 IHP
Disposal: For disposal 1967
Remarks: RCN Frigate converted for D.O.T. 1955
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Stadacona (ex. Columbia)

Type: Hydrographic, iron, screw
Built: 1893 W. Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia U.S.A.
Length: 168 Beam: 30.5 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 780
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 99 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1924
Remarks: Transferred from Naval Service Dept. 1923
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Stanley

Type: Icebreake, steel, screw
Built: 1888 Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering, Glasgow
Length: 207 Beam: 32 Draft: 13.5
Tonnage: 914
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 2300 IHP
Disposal: Sold 1935
Remarks: Prince Edward Island communication
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Stanley, photo 1 Stanley, photo 2 
       
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Stella Maria

Type: Fisheries protection, schooner
Built:
Length: Beam: Draft:
Tonnage: 115
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal: Wrecked 1873 Sable Island
Remarks: Chartered
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Stonetown

Type: Weather ship, twin screw
Built: 1944 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 283 Beam: 36.5 Draft: 13.5
Tonnage: 1883
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 3700
Disposal: For Disposal 1967
Remarks: RCN Frigate converted for D.O.T. 1950
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Sweepstake

Type: Fisheries protection, schooner
Built:
Length: Beam: Draft:
Tonnage: 60
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal:
Remarks: Chartered 1870, 1871
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Tembah

Type: Shallow draught buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1963 Allied Builders Vancouver
Length: 123 Beam: 26 Draft: 5
Tonnage: 178
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 680
Disposal:
Remarks: Mackenzie River
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Tembah, photo 1 Tembah, photo 2  Tembah, photo 3
Tembah, photo 4       
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Thomas Carleton

Type: Icebreaking, supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1960 Saint John Dry Dock
Length: 180 Beam: 42 Draft: 13
Tonnage: 1217
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 2000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Thomas Carleton, photo 1 Thomas Carleton, photo 2 
       
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Tracy

Type: Icebreaking, supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1967 Port Weller Dry Dock
Length: 181.5 Beam: 38 Draft: 12
Tonnage:
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 2000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Tracy, photo 1 Tracy, photo 2  Tracy, photo 3
       
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Traverse

Type: Salvage vessel, steel, screw
Built: 1930 G. Brown Greenock, G.B.
Length: 130 Beam: 26 Draft: 10.5
Tonnage: 317
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 267
Disposal: Sold 1952. Scrapped 1966
Remarks: Wreck vessel, Quebec
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Tupper

Type: Icebreaking, supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1959 Marine Ind. Sorel
Length: 205 Beam: 42 Draft: 14
Tonnage: 1358
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 2900 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: East Coast
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Tupper, photo 1 Tupper, photo 1 
       
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Vancouver

Type: Weather ship, twin screw
Built: 1966 Burrard Dry Dock, N. Vancouver
Length: 414 Beam: 50 Draft: 17.5
Tonnage: 5537
Machinery: Steam turbine
Horsepower: 2X3750 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: Sister ship of Quadra (2)
Photos:
Vancouver, photo 1 Vancouver, photo 2  Quadra (2), ship of the same type, photo 1
Quadra (2), ship of the same type, photo 2  Quadra (2), ship of the same type, photo 3  Quadra (2), ship of the same type, photo 4   
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Varennes

Type: Tug, wood, twin screw
Built: 1911 Canadian Government Shipyard Sorel
Length: 96 Beam: 22 Draft: 7
Tonnage: 187
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 40 NHP
Disposal: Dismantled. Register closed 1943
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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Vercheres (1)

Type: Lighthouse construction, vessel, wood
Built: 1906 Canadian Government Shipyard Sorel
Length: 100 Beam: 16 Draft: 8
Tonnage: 147
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower:
Disposal: Dismantled. Register closed 1928
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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Vercheres (2) (ex. Algoma)

Type: Tug, screw
Built: 1901 Polson Iron Works, Toronto
Length: 104 Beam: 26 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 198
Machinery: Steam compound
Horsepower: 54 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1963. Scrapped 1967
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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Verendrye

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, twin screw.
Built: 1959 Geo. T. Davie Lauzon
Length: 125 Beam: 26 Draft: 7
Tonnage: 297
Machinery: Diesel
Horsepower: 750 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Verendrye  
       
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Vigilant (1) (ex. Highland Light)

Type: Fisheries protection, schooner
Built:
Length: Beam: Draft:
Tonnage: 87
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal:
Remarks: U.S. Schooner seized for illegal fishing. Purchased by Marine and Fisheries 1886
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Vigilant (2)

Type: Armed 3rd class cruise, steel, twin screw
Built: 1904 Polson iron Works, Toronto
Length: 175 Beam: 22 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 396
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 65 NHP
Disposal: Sold 1924. Scrapped as a barge, 1956
Remarks: Great Lakes Fisheries protection.
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Vigilant (2)  
       
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Ville Marie

Type: Survey vessel, twin screw
Built: 1960 Russel-Hipwell Engines, Owen Sound
Length: 134 Beam: 28 Draft: 10
Tonnage: 390
Machinery: Diesel electric
Horsepower: 1000 SHP
Disposal:
Remarks: St. Lawrence Ship Channel
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Ville-Marie, photo 1 Ville-Marie, photo 2 
       
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W.H. Lee

Type: Buoy tender, wood, screw
Built: 1889 U.S.A.
Length: 129 Beam: 30 Draft: 11
Tonnage: 317
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 61 NHP
Disposal: Destroyed by fire at Halifax, 1922.
Remarks: Purchased 1915 transferred from Department of Naval Service 1920
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Walter E. Foster

Type: Lighthouse supply and buoy vessel, twin screw
Built: 1954 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 229 Beam: 43 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 1672
Machinery: Steam unaflow
Horsepower: 2000 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Walter E. Foster, photo 1 Walter E. Foster, photo 2 
       
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Water Lily

Type: Fisheries protection, schooner
Built: 1870 St. George, N.B.
Length: 77 Beam: 25 Draft: 7
Tonnage: 90
Machinery:
Horsepower:
Disposal:
Remarks: Chartered seasonally, 1870-74
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Wm. J. Stewart

Type: Hydrographic, steel, twin screw
Built: 1932 Collingwood Shipyards
Length: 228 Beam: 36 Draft: 11.5
Tonnage: 1295
Machinery: Steam triple
Horsepower: 117 HNP
Disposal: Transferred to Mines and Resources 1936
Remarks:
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Wolfe

Type: Icebreaker, twin screw
Built: 1959 Canadian Vickers Montreal
Length: 220 Beam: 48 Draft: 16
Tonnage: 2022
Machinery: Steam unaflow
Horsepower: 4000 IHP
Disposal:
Remarks:
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Wolfe, photo 1 Wolfe, photo 2  Wolfe, photo 3