Built at Port Weller Dry Docks, St. Catharines, Ontario, the Des Groseilliers is the Canadian Coast Guard's latest "R" class ice- breaker and is classed Lloyds + 100 A1 + LMC Icebreaker, meeting Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulations, Arctic Class 3. Principal dimensions are:- Length o.a. 98.32m; Breadth mld 19.51m; Depth mld to upper deck 10.82m; Operating draught in fresh wate 6.96m and in salt water 7.29m. Other principal particulars are given in a table. Propulsion is by a twin-screw Diesel-electric installation supplied by Canadian General Electric and comprising two 7.480 hp DC motors, each powered by three Bombardier Inc. Diesel engines driving CGE alternators. The two Canadina Stone Marine fixed-pitch propellers operate at 181 rpm at full power. Details of the ship's auxiliary machinery, steering gear, cargo-handling arrangements, flume-tank stabilisation systems, navigation equipment and crew accommodation are given. The ship's underwater hull is coated with Zebron, a Canadian product which is extremely tough having high adhesion and low friction properties and an application rate of 400 sq ft/hour for a film thickness of 1 mm. A detailed deck-by-deck general arrangement drawing of the ship is given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Harbour & Shipping, 65 <1982>, p.33 <Dec.> (6 pp., 1 diag., 1 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1982


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  • Accession Number: 00685710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM