CCGH 045

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Name: 045
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: British Hovercraft Corporation, East Cowes, UK
Yard number: SR-N6-45
Commissioned: 1969
Decommissioned: 1998
In service: 1969-1998
Homeport: CCG Station Sea Island, Richmond, BC
Identification: CH-CGD
Status: Retired
General characteristics
Class & type: SR.N6
Type: hovercraft
Displacement: 10.9 tons
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
Endurance: 0.333 days
Capacity: 58 seated passengers
Complement: 61

CCGH 045 is a former Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft that had been based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

045 is a SR.N6 model built by British Hovercraft Corporation and commissioned by the Canadian Coast Guard in 1969.

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.

See also[edit]

List of other Canadian Coast Guard hovercrafts: