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|Operator:||Canadian Coast Guard|
|Port of registry:||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Builder:||British Hovercraft Corporation, East Cowes, UK|
|Homeport:||CCG Station Sea Island, Richmond, BC|
|Class & type:||SR.N6|
|Length:||17.78 m (58.3 ft)|
|Beam:||7.97 m (26.1 ft)|
|Height:||6.32 m (20.7 ft) (on cushion)|
|Draft:||8.3 m (27 ft 3 in)|
|Propulsion:||1 Rolls-Royce Gnome turboprop turbine engines 1050 horsepower for lift and propulsion driving single three-bladed variable pitch propeller|
|Speed:||50 knots (93 km/h)|
|Range:||170 mi (270 km) at 30 knots|
|Capacity:||58 seated passengers|
The primary missions of CCGH 045 was performing search and rescue missions in the Fraser River delta and its navigable tributaries, as well as the Georgia Strait. Occasionally the CCGH 045 performed navigation aid maintenance.
The hovercraft was assigned to the Pacific Region base CCG Station Sea Island in Richmond, BC.
The Coast Guard's other SR.N6 (SR-N6-39) hovercraft, CCGH 039, was decommissioned in 1998 for use as a parts supply for the CCGH 045.
Both 045 and 039 were replaced by the newer British Hovercraft Corporation AP1-88 in 1998.
The Canadian Coast Guard's other air cushion craft includes:
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