CCGS Edward Cornwallis

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Career (Canada) Coastguard Flag of Canada
Name: Edward Cornwallis
Namesake: Edward Cornwallis, founder of Halifax
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: Marine Industries of Tracy, Quebec
Yard number: 807037
Commissioned: 1986
In service: 1986-present
Homeport: CCG Base Dartmouth, NS (Maritime Region)
Identification: CGJV
Status: in active service, as of 2015
General characteristics
Class and type: Type 1100
Type: Light icebreaker and buoy tender
Displacement: 3,809.09 tonnes (4,198.80 short tons)
Length: 83 m (272 ft 4 in)
Beam: 16.2 m (53 ft 2 in)
Draft: 5.75 m (18 ft 10 in)
Ice class: Arctic Class 2
Propulsion: Diesel Electric AC - 3 Alco 251F-16V
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Range: 6,500 nmi (12,000 km)
Endurance: 120 days
Boats and landing
craft carried:
  • 1 - Derrick (Davits)
  • 2 - Lifeboat/Workboat (Davits)
  • 3 - SP Barge (Davits)
Complement: 27
Aircraft carried: 1 × MBB Bo 105 helicopter
Aviation facilities: Helicopter Hangar
Edward Cornwallis in May 2012.

CCGS Edward Cornwallis is a High Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessel of the Martha L. Black class. She serves as a Light Icebreaker and Buoy tender in the Canadian Coast Guard. She was built in 1986 by Marine Industries (Davie Shipbuilding) of Tracy, Quebec.[1]

The vessel is named after Lieutenant General Edward Cornwallis, British Army officer and founder of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the home port of the ship.

Other High Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessels[edit]


  1. ^ CCGS EDWARD CORNWALLIS - IMO 8320470 - Callsign CGJV - - Ship Photos and Ship Tracker

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