Chilean icebreaker Contraalmirante Oscar Viel Toro

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Career (Chile
Canada (1969-1994))
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Name: Contraalmirante Oscar Viel Toro
Owner: Chilean Navy
Canadian Coast Guard (1969-1994)
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Montreal, Canada
Launched: 1969
Acquired: 1969
In service: 1969-1994
Fate: sold to Chilean Navy
Status: In use
General characteristics
Tonnage: 6,320 tons
Displacement: 6,500 metric tonnes
Length: 89.91 m
Beam: 19.05 m
Draught: 6.06 m
Propulsion: 2 Westinghouse gas turbines
Speed: 15.4 N
Range: 12,000 nmi (22,000 km)
Complement: 33
Armament: 2 20mm/70 cal Oerlikon AA

The Contraalmirante Oscar Viel Toro is an icebreaker in service with the Chilean Navy since 1995 when it was acquired from Canada. The vessel was known as the CCGS Norman McLeod Rogers, when it was in service with the Canadian Coast Guard and named for former MP and cabinet minister Norman McLeod Rogers (1894–1940). It is currently named for Counter Admiral Oscar Viel Toro (1837–1892), who was commander of Chilean naval forces from 1881–1883 and 1891.

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