CCGS Terry Fox
During spring refit and maintenance, May 2008, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
|Operator:||Canadian Coast Guard|
|Port of registry:||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Builder:||Burrard Yarrows Corporation, Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Homeport:||CCG Base St. John's, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador Region)|
|Identification:||IMO number: 8127799
Call sign: CGTF
|Displacement:||4,234 tonnes (4,667.19 short tons)|
|Length:||88 m (288 ft 9 in)|
|Beam:||17.8 m (58 ft 5 in)|
|Draft:||8.3 m (27 ft 3 in)|
|Ice class:||Arctic Class 4|
|Installed power:||4 × Stork-Werkspoor 8TM410
17,300 kW (23,200 hp) (combined)
|Propulsion:||Two shafts, controllable pitch propellers|
|Speed:||15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)|
|Range:||1,920 nautical miles (3,560 km; 2,210 mi)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 × MBB Bo 105 helicopter|
Named after the late cancer research activist Terry Fox, the vessel was built in 1983 as MV Terry Fox by Burrard Yarrows Corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia. Terry Fox, along with her sister ship MV Arctic Kalvik supported Gulf Oil's operations in the Beaufort Sea during the 1980s. Not limited to escorting tankers through ice, these multipurpose ships were designed to act as heavy tugs and supply vessels to support offshore oil rig platforms in a hostile environment.
Terry Fox was acquired by the Canadian Coast Guard in 1992 and renamed CCGS Terry Fox. Classed as a "Heavy Gulf Icebreaker" by the coast guard, she is stationed at CCG Base Southside in St. John's, Newfoundland and operates in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during the winter ice season and in Canada's eastern Arctic during the summer shipping season, assisting in escorting the annual Arctic summer sealift to coastal communities. The vessel was transferred from the CCG Base Dartmouth in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on April 1, 2008.
Terry Fox is scheduled for decommissioning in 2020.
Other CCG Icebreakers
Terry Fox is the sister ship to Vladimir Ignatyuk (formerly Arctic Kalvik).
- CCGS Pierre Radisson - icebreaker
- CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent - icebreaker
- CCGS Leonard J. Cowley - multi role
- CCGS Cygnus - patrol vessel
- CCGS Henry Larsen - icebreaker
- CCGS Ann Harvey
- CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell
- CCGS George R. Pearkes - icebreaker
- CCGS Wilfred Templeman
- Canadian Coast Guard CGCS Terry Fox web page Retrieved 2008 05 21.
- Nunatsiaq News Newspaper story about the Terry Fox Retrieved 2008 05 21.
- Design of the CCG Polar icebreaker. Dan McGeer, STX Canada Marine, 2013.