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CCGS Arctica

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The CCGS Arctica is an icebreaker currently being designed to replace the aging CCGS Louis St. Laurent. It is expected to be 490 feet (149.35 meters) in length and have a Polar class of PC-1. It is also expected to be the first nuclear powered icebreaker of the Canadian Coast Guard being powered by a 60 MW pebble bed nuclear reactor. The Arctica is being constructed by the Seaspan Marine Corporation.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Nuclear powered Icebreaker
  • Service Period: 2017-
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 490 feet (149.35 meters)
    • Beam: 95 feet (28.96 meters)
    • Draught: 35 feet (10.67 meters)
    • Depth: 44 feet (13.41 meters)
    • Displacement: 24,840 tons
  • Crew: 100 (60 core personnel, 40 program personnel)
  • Endurance: 25 days (full power); 270 days (logistical)
  • Ice Class: PC-1
  • Power: 60 MW
  • Propulsion: 1 x 65 MW pebble bed reactor, turbo-electric drive, 3 x shafts
  • Range: 28,600 nautical miles (52,967.2 kilometers)
  • Speed: Maximum: 20 knots (37.04 km/hr); Cruise: 15 knots (27.78 km/hr); Ice: 4 knots (7.41 km/hr)
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x CH-151 Vulcan
  • Aviation Facilities: Helipad and Hangar
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