|CCGS Alexander Henry|
CCGS Alexander Henry in retirement as a museum ship in Kingston.
CGS Alexander Henry |
CCGS Alexander Henry
|Namesake:||Alexander Henry, fur trader and entrepreneur|
|Owner:||Government of Canada|
Department of Transport Marine Service|
Canadian Coast Guard
|Port of registry:||310138|
|Builder:||Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Port Arthur|
|Homeport:||CCG Base Parry Sound, Parry Sound, Ontario|
|Fate:||Transferred to Crown Assets for disposal and sold to Marine Museum of the Great Lakes as a museum ship.|
|Status:||Museum and bed and breakfast|
|Class & type:||Light Icebreaker and Supply and buoy tender|
|Displacement:||1,673.74 tonnes (1,844.98 short tons)|
|Tons burthen:||575.62 tonnes (634.51 short tons)|
|Length:||60.29 m (197.80 ft)|
|Beam:||13.29 m (43.60 ft)|
|Draught:||5.46 m (17.91 ft)|
|Installed power:||3,550 bhp (2,650 kW)|
|Propulsion:||2 × Fairbanks-Morse 10-cylinder 2-cycle diesel model 37F16|
|Speed:||13 knots (24 km/h)|
CCGS Alexander Henry is a former Canadian Coast Guard Light icebreaker and Buoy tender in the Great Lakes. She is currently a museum ship preserved at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston, Ontario. During the summer months it is also operated as a bed and breakfast.
Built at Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Port Arthur, she was commissioned into the Department of Transport's Marine Service as CGS Alexander Henry using the prefix "Canadian Government Ship". She was transferred in 1962 to the newly created Canadian Coast Guard and is named after Alexander Henry the elder, an 18th-century British explorer and fur trader.
CCGS Alexander Henry served her entire coast guard career on the Great Lakes. She was launched in 1958, commissioned in 1959, and retired from service in 1984 after CCGS Samuel Risley entered service.
The Alexander Henry is scheduled to enter Kingston's historic drydocks in 2010.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Ships of the CCG 1850-1967". Canadian Coast Guard. 2008-03-31. Archived from the original on 2009-09-13. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccg-gcc.gc.ca%2Feng%2FCCG%2FUSQUE_Ship_Details&date=2009-09-13.
- "Alexander Henry goes into dry dock". Kingston This Week. 2010-01-14. http://www.kingstonthisweek.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2261088. Retrieved 2010-01-14.
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