Canadian Coast Guard Fleet in Quebec

CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C.

CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C. - Click to enlarge CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C.
Source: Canadian Coast Guard

CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C. honours the memory of Joseph-Thomas Kaeble, Royal 22e Régiment Corporal, who died in combat in 1918. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.), the most prestigious award for military valour a Canadian can receive.

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is commemorating this hero by naming its new mid-shore patrol vessel the CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C. Mainly used as part of a joint program with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the patrol vessel enhances security and safety along the St. Lawrence River, as well as in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes.

With a capacity of up to 14 crew members, including 5 RCMP officers, her endurance at sea is 14 days on a course of 2 000 nautical miles. While on missions, the CCG is responsible for vessel operations and the RCMP is responsible for all enforcement activities.

Based in Québec, this vessel is equipped with two rigid hull inflatable boats for marine security response, as well as a Zodiac, which will be used for search and rescue operations.

Characteristics

Type
Mid-shore Patrol Vessel
Length
42.8 m
Beam
7.3 m
Draft
2.5 m
Displacement
267 mt
Power
4 930 kW
Maximum speed
25 knots
Cruising speed
14 knots
Crew
14
Builder
Irving Shipbuilding Inc., N.S.
Year Built
2012