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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Hudson (CCGS)

Last Updated - 2/24/2005
Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Canada

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: CGDG
Owner: Canadian Coast Guard
Operator: Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO)
Contact: Chief, Marine Services
Address: Princess Margaret Blvd.
P.O. Box 1006, Dartmouth, N.S. B2Y 4A2
Telephone: 902-426-7292
Fax: 902-426-7827
Year Built: 1963
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 90.4  m
  Breadth: 15.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.7  m
  Max. draft: 6.8  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography Geology
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 3740  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 365  m3
  Fuel: 1268  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 99  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 99  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
105  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 30  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: 3 x 7  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 23100  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 17  kts.
  Endurance: 105  days

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  Officers: 11
  Other crew: 26
  Scientists: 23
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: HP (x2) HP1000
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  4   make:  Alco 16 cyl Diesel Electric AC/DC
Power (BHP) each engine:  8000 at 1000rpm
Propeller Diameter:  3.2   m Max. RPM:   220
Total power auxiliary diesels:  1640   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 440/0V 220/110V
     kVA: 750/50
    Phases: 3/3


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  250V   Volts with  9  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog, auto pilot, speed log, MF DF, VHF DF.
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom, VHF:FM & AM, HF, WeatherFax
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: 1 - Magnavox MX-380

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 12kHz, Depth Sounder,
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: n/a
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 600  m,  safe working load:  5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  6000  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Trawl winch length:  6000  m , safe working load:  5  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  6000  m , safe working load:  3  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  4  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  9  m  and outboard extension:  7  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   various for specific cruises

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Saint John SB & DD Ltd., Saint John, New Brunswick
  Classification Society: Ice class: 100 A
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225