was an adaptation of the US. Coast Guard's WIND class of icebreakers. Her
first voyage in 1954 saw her make the first passage through the Northwest
Passage and first circumnavigation of North America for a warship. During
1957, she spend time ferrying supplies for the Distant Early Warning (DEW)
Line of radar stations in Canada's north, and her next two seasons were
spent carrying out extensive hydrographic surveys in northern waters. In
1957 she was paid off for refit, but was transferred to the Department
of Transportation before she could rejoin the Navy. She spent the rest
of her years serving in the Canadian Coast Guard, and was retired and sold
for scrap in the late 1980s or early 1990s.
Modified WIND Class
arctic patrol vessel
Displacement: 6,490 tons full load
Dimensions: 81.99 x 19.20 x 8.23 meters (269 x 63 x 27 feet)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 6 Diesel engines, 10,000 shp, 2
shafts, 16 knots
Aviation: large aft helicopter deck for 2 helicopters
Fire Control: none
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||HMCS LABRADOR. DND photo.
||LABRADOR. DND photo.
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