CCGS John P. Tully

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CCGS John P. Tully
Coastguard Flag of CanadaCanada
Name: John P. Tully
Namesake: John P. Tully, oceanographer
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: Bel-Air Shipyard Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia
Yard number: 804457
Commissioned: 1985
Recommissioned: 1995
In service: 1985-present
Homeport: CCG Base Patricia Bay, Sidney, British Columbia (Pacific Region)
Identification: CG2958
Status: in active service, as of 2018
General characteristics
Type: Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel
Displacement: 2,021 tonnes (2,227.77 short tons)
Length: 68.9 m (226 ft 1 in)
Beam: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
Draft: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Ice class: A1 (Lloyds)
Propulsion: Diesel - 2 × Deutz 8 cyl engines
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h)
Range: 12,000 nmi (22,000 km)
Endurance: 50 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
3 × Hydrographic Launch (Davits)
Complement: 20
Aircraft carried: 1 × MBB Bo 105
Aviation facilities: Deck only, no hangar (located between the bow and the island)

CCGS John P. Tully is an offshore oceanographic science vessel in the Canadian Coast Guard[1][2] She was built by Bel-Air Shipyards in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1985.[3] The ship has been employed on joint research voyages with a variety of United States agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.[4][5] She is staffed by a crew of 20.[6] She is under 70 meters long.

She is named after Dr. John P. Tully, often[when?] regarded[by whom?] as the 'Father of West Coast Oceanography' in Canada.[citation needed]

In September 2009, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced invitations for contracts to replace several Canadian Coast Guard research vessels.[3] According to the Canadian American Strategic Review four smaller research vessels, CCGS Teleost, CCGS W.E. Ricker, CCGS Wilfred Templeman and CCGS William Needler, will be replaced with three new vessels. The new vessels are scheduled to be completed in 2011 or 2012, and will be about the same size as John P. Tully.[dated info]

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  1. out of Pacific Region at CGS Base Patricia Bay in Sidney, British Columbia. Prior to 1995, the ship was assigned to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. "CCGS JOHN P. TULLY". Canadian Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. 
  2. "Other Recent Cruises". Lawrence Berkeley Labs. Archived from the original on 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel and Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel: Joint Solicitation of Interest and Qualifications". Canadian American Strategic Review. September 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. 
  4. "NOAA AND PARTNERS REACH OCEAN OBSERVING MILESTONE WITH 1,500 OPERATIONAL ARGO FLOATS: Devices Are a Key Element of Global Ocean Observing System". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2004-12-01. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. 
  5. "USGS CMG Platform (John P. Tully) Data & Metadata". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. 
  6. "Vessel Data and Contact Information for the John P. Tully (CCGS)". Research Ship Schedules. 2005-03-02. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2009-08-02.