New Hero Class Vessel Joins Canadian Coast Guard’s Fleet

first_imgzoom The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, yesterday announced the acceptance of the fifth of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Hero Class vessels, the CCGS G. Peddle S.C.The CCGS G. Peddle S.C. is a Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel that will be based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It was constructed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. A formal naming and dedication ceremony will follow.“We are honoured to accept the CCGS G. Peddle S.C. into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet,” said Minister Shea. “This vessel, named after Canadian Coast Guard Chief Officer Gregory Paul Peddle S.C., will be used for fisheries enforcement duties in the Atlantic Region.”The Hero Class vessels are 43 metres in length with a displacement of 257 tonnes and a top speed of 25 knots.The Hero Class vessels are named for decorated soldiers, veterans and police officers as well as employees of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. By naming these after Canadian heroes, the Government of Canada hopes to encourage future generations to learn about Canadian history, culture and geography. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Canadian Coast Guard, October 4, 2013last_img


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