CCGS Simcoe

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Former CCGS Simcoe makes its way upstream on the St. Lawrence River enroute to Northern Georgian Bay.jpg
Former CCGS Simcoe makes its way upstream on the St. Lawrence River en route to Northern Georgian Bay.
History
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Name: Simcoe
Namesake: John Graves Simcoe
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: Canadian Vickers, Montreal
Yard number: 318532
Commissioned: 1962
Decommissioned: 2007
Refit: 1988
Homeport: Prescott, Ontario
Fate: Sold
General characteristics
Class & type: 1000
Type: Buoy tender/Light Icebreaker
Tonnage: 361 tonnes (397.93 short tons)
Displacement: 961 tonnes (1,059.32 short tons)
Length: 54.6 m (179 ft 2 in)
Beam: 11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)
Draft: 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)
Ice class: 2
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
Speed:
  • 10 knots (19 km/h) cruising
  • 14 knots (26 km/h) maximum
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km)
Complement: 27

The CCGS Simcoe, built in 1962, was one of the longest serving vessels in the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Fleet at 45 years. It was the last ship of the original official Coast Guard fleet, created in 1962 to be decommissioned.[1] An earlier vessel named Simcoe was launched in 1909.

Remaining operational for 45 years, the Simcoe was finally decommissioned and renamed (decommissioning number) 2007-01. The vessel was sold and is currently being used as hotel accommodations in northern Georgian Bay..

Simcoe served a very long career operating out of Prescott, Ontario.

References

  1. "Ships of the CCG 1850-1967". Canadian Coast Guard. 2008-03-31. Archived from the original on 2009-09-13.