Canadian Coast Guard Ship

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CCGS Gordon Reid off Ross Bay

The designation Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS; French: navire de la Garde côtière canadienne, NGCC[1]) is applied as a prefix to vessels in the Canadian Coast Guard.

Prior to the formation of the Coast Guard in the 1960s ships operated by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (now known as Fisheries and Oceans Canada) were named with either the CGS prefix for Canadian Government Ship[2][3][4] (Le CGS in French)[5] or DGS for Dominion Government Ship.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "Navire - Garde côtière canadienne: NGCC LOUIS S. ST-LAURENT" (in French). Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  2. ^ "USQUE AD MARE - Naval Service - Canadian Coast Guard". Archived from the original on 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  3. ^ "USQUE AD MARE - The Alert - Canadian Coast Guard". Archived from the original on 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  4. ^ "CGS Canada: A Canadian Warship in the Florida Keys" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  5. ^ "USQUE AD MARE - Service Naval - Garde côtière canadienne" (in French). Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  6. ^ "HMCS NADEN". Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  7. ^ McKinlay, William Laird (1976). Karluk: The great untold story of Arctic exploration. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 81. ISBN 0-297-77164-7.