CCGS Vector

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Canadian Coast Guard Ship Entering Vancouver's Harbour.jpg
CCGS Vector entering Vancouver's harbour.
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Name: Vector
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: Yarrow Shipyards, Victoria, BC
Yard number: 328079
Commissioned: 1967
In service: 1967–present
Refit: 1985
Homeport: CGS Base Patricia Bay, Sidney, British Columbia – Pacific Region
Identification: CGBW
Status: in active service, as of 2018
General characteristics
Type: Hydrographic Survey Vessel
Displacement: 515 tonnes (567.69 short tons)
Length: 39.74 m (130 ft 5 in)
Beam: 9.46 m (31 ft 0 in)
Draft: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: DieselCaterpillar 3208 engines
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h)
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km)
Endurance: 20 days
Complement: 12

The CCGS Vector is a Hydrographic Survey Vessel in the Canadian Coast Guard.[1]

She was built in 1965 in Yarrows Shipyard in Victoria, British Columbia and is stationed at Canadian Coast Guard Base Patricia Bay in Sidney, British Columbia. The survey vessel is staffed by a crew of twelve.

CGS Base Patricia Bay

Most ships at this base are research vessels including:


  1. "Fleet: CCGS Vector". Canadian Coast Guard. 2008-03-31. Archived from the original on 2009-09-14.