CCGS Cove Isle

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CCGS Cove Isle and CCGS Thunder Cape, in Owen Sound
Name: Cove Isle
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Builder: Canadian Dredge & Dock Limited, Kingston, Ontario
Launched: 1980
Completed: 1980
Commissioned: 1980
In service: 1980-present
Homeport: CCG Base Parry Sound, Ontario
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: Specialty Vessel - Navigational aid tender
Displacement: 92.05 grt
Length: 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
Beam: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Draught: 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 Cummins diesel engines
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h)
Range: 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 km)
Endurance: 14 days
Complement: 5
Sensors and
processing systems:
127 E Sperry radar, Loran-Internav GPS, Magnavox Ray 88 × 2 and Ray 90 × 1 radios, ELAC and Datamarine depth sounders

CCGS Cove Isle is a navigation aids tender in the Canadian Coast Guard.[1] Cove Isle is assigned to the Canadian Coast Guard's Central and Arctic Region and is based out of CGS Base Parry Sound, Ontario, on Lake Huron.

The ship is classified as specialist vessel and used in a variety of roles:[1]

  • Resupplies and maintaining lighthouse stations along Georgian Bay
  • carries out search and rescue support
  • pollution cleanup duties (as required)
  • science research support

The ship is not strengthened for navigation in ice-infested waters, so she operates from April to December, or when waterways are ice free.[1] She has a crew of five.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "C.C.G.S. COVE ISLE". Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  2. ^ "CCGS Cove Isle". Canadian Coast Guard. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 

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