CCGS Bradbury

Coordinates: 50°08′47″N 96°51′54″W / 50.146377°N 96.865109°W / 50.146377; -96.865109
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CCGS Bradbury at Marine Museum of Manitoba
OwnerGovernment of Canada
BuilderGovernment Shipyard, Sorel
Laid down1915
In service1915
Out of service1973
HomeportSelkirk, Manitoba
StatusMuseum ship since 1973
General characteristics
TypeFisheries patrol vessel/lighthouse tender/Icebreaker
Length158 ft (48 m)
Speed15 knots (28 km/h)

CGS Bradbury (later CCGS Bradbury)[a] is a retired fisheries patrol vessel for the federal Department of Transport's Marine Services (as predecessor of today's Canadian Coast Guard), constructed in 1915. The vessel was sold to commercial interests in 1935. The ship was removed from service in 1973 and became a museum ship on static display at the Marine Museum of Manitoba.


Bradbury was of steel construction. 158 feet (48 m) long, the ship had a maximum speed of 15 knots (28 km/h). Initially powered by coal-burning steam engines, the ship was converted to diesel engines in 1935.[1]

Service history[edit]

Prefabricated in Sorel, Quebec, Bradbury was assembled on the bank of the Selkirk, Manitoba slough in 1915.[2] Bradbury was operated as a federal fisheries patrol vessel on Lake Winnipeg until 1930, when the ship was transferred to the provincial Manitoba government.[3] In 1917, Bradbury travelled through thick ice, taking doctors and medicine to a northern settlement struck by a flu epidemic.[2]

Recommissioned in 1952 after having been idle since 1935, Bradbury remained in service until 1973. Bradbury is now on static display at the Marine Museum of Manitoba.[2]


  1. ^ CCGS stands for Canadian Coast Guard Ship and CGS stands for Canadian Government Ship.


  1. ^ Piper, p. 75
  2. ^ a b c "Exhibits". The Marine Museum of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  3. ^ Piper, p. 104


  • Piper, Liza (2009). The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press. ISBN 978-0-7748-1532-1.

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