CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent

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The icebreaker and flagship of the Canadian Coast Guard, CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent under way in Halifax Harbour, escorted by CFAV Glenside in the foreground.

Name: Louis S. St-Laurent
Namesake: Louis St. Laurent
Owner: Government of Canada
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Route: Atlantic coastline and eastern Arctic
Builder: Canadian VickersMontrealQuebec
Launched: 3 June 1966
Commissioned: 1969
In service: 1969–present
Homeport: CCG Base St. John’s, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador Region)
Status: in active service
General characteristics [2]
Type: Icebreaker
Displacement: 15,324 tons (full)[3]
Length: 119.8 m (393.04 ft)
Beam: 24.38 m (79.99 ft)
Draught: 9.91 m (32.51 ft)
Depth: 16.3 m (53.48 ft)
Ice class: Arctic Class 4
Installed power: 5 × Krupp MaK 16M453C (5 × 5,880 kW)[4]
  • Diesel-electric (AC/DC)
  • Three shafts (3 × 6,714 kW)
  • Three fixed-pitch propellers
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Range: 23,000 nautical miles (43,000 km)
Endurance: 205 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • 1 × Zodiac Hurricane RHIB
  • 2 × workboat/lifeboat
  • 1 × LCM barge
Complement: 46
Aircraft carried: 2 × MBB Bo 105 or equivalent

CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent is a Canadian Coast Guard Heavy Arctic IcebreakerLouis S. St-Laurents home port is St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador[5] and is stationed there with other vessels of the coast guard.

Named after the twelfth Prime Minister of CanadaThe Right HonourableLouis St. LaurentPC CC QC LLD DCL LLL BA. The vessel is classed a “Heavy Arctic Icebreaker” and is the largest icebreaker and flagship of the CCG.