|CCGS Samuel Risley|
|Name:||CCGS Samuel Risley|
|Namesake:||Samuel Risley, maritime inspector|
|Operator:||Canadian Coast Guard|
|Port of registry:||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Builder:||Vito Steel Boat & Barge Limited, Delta, BC|
|Homeport:||CCG Base Parry Sound, Ontario (Central and Arctic Region)|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2021[update]|
|Type:||icebreaker and buoy tender|
|Length:||69.73 m (228 ft 9 in)|
|Beam:||13.7 m (44 ft 11 in)|
|Draft:||5.2 m (17 ft 1 in)|
|Ice class:||Arctic Class 2|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h)|
|Range:||16,700 nmi (30,900 km)|
Named after the 19th century maritime inspector Samuel Risley (1821-?) for Upper Canada and Ontario, she is a light icebreaker with a capability to break ice up to two feet (600 mm) thick.
Based in the Great Lakes, CCGS Samuel Risley is responsible for keeping an ice-free passage between Port Colborne, Ontario and Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The vessel has a tall foredeck, and a long low quarterdeck, for carrying buoys, where a crane is permanently mounted.
The Risley makes occasional courtesy visits to American ports.
References[edit | edit source]
- USQUE AD MARE - Steamboat Inspection - Canadian Coast Guard
- "Canadian Coast Guard cutter pulls into Grand Haven". The Grand Haven Tribune. 2008-07-31. http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/x781536723/Canadian-Coast-Guard-cutter-pulls-into-Grand-Haven. Retrieved 2009-10-14.
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