CCGS Kelso

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Name: Kelso
Namesake: Dr. John Kelso, late Fisheries and Oceans scientist
Operator: Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: Ottawa, Ontario
Builder: ABCO Industries Lunenburg Shipyard of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Commissioned: 2009
In service: 2009-present
Homeport: CCG Base Burlington, Ontario - Central and Arctic Region
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: Near-shore Fishery Research Vessel
Displacement: 32 tonnes (35.27 short tons)
Length: 18 m (59 ft 1 in)
Beam: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
Draft: 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: Diesel - 2 × Volvo D-12, 500-horsepower engines
Speed: 16.2 knots (30.0 km/h)
Complement: 12

The CCGS Kelso is a scientific research vessel operated by the Canadian Coast Guard from CGS Base Burlington in the Central and Arctic Region of Canada.[1][2][3] She was commissioned on September 8, 2009, by Terence Young, Member of Parliament for Oakville, at the Canadian Centre of Inland Waters in Burlington. The vessel was built by ABCO Industries Lunenburg Shipyard to replace the retiring CCGS Shark. The ship is named for the late Dr John Kelso.[4]

She is classed as a "Near Shore Fisheries Research Vessel".[1] She can seat ten passengers, in addition to her crew of two. She replaced the CCGS Shark.[5]

She is named after a recently deceased scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the parent department for the Coast Guard.

CGS Base Burlington[edit]

Other ships at the base:


  1. ^ a b "Canadian Coast Guard Commissions New Science Research Vessel in Burlington, Ontario". Department of Fisheries and Oceans. 2009-09-08. Archived from the original on 2009-09-13. 
  2. ^ "CCGS Kelso". Canadian Coast Guard. 2009-09-08. Archived from the original on 2009-09-13. 
  3. ^ "CCGS Kelso" (PDF). Canadian Coast Guard. 2009-09-08. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-13. 
  4. ^ Great Lakes Association of Science Ships
  5. ^ Eric McGuinness (2009-09-09). "Mixed emotions as Kelso christened". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 2009-09-18.