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Formed on 26th January 1962 and is responsible for Marine Search and Rescue, anti-Pollution, Navigation and Buoys, Ice-Breaking and Marine Communications. It operates a large number of ships and aircraft covering a vast coastline. However this page is only concerned with the Lifeboat names, types and bases.


Organization: HQ Ottawa., ON


All names prefixed CCGS=Canadian Coastguard Ship.


Severn-Class High Endurance Cutters (12)

The rights to build a new class of Lifeboat were bought by the Canadian Coast Guard in October 2012 when the Canadian Government commissioned Robert Allen Limited (RAL) to design a new lifeboat, based on the RNLI Severn-Class hull. The boatswere ordered on 10th  July 2015 and production of the 12 vessels was split between Hike Metal Products of Wheatley, Ontario and Chantier Naval Forillon of Gaspe, Quebec. The first vessel is due for delivery Spring 2017.




19m x 6.3

Speed 23.5 kts
Displacement 44t Range  
Construction AAluminium hull and superstructure Endurance 1 day
Engines 2 x 2 x 2400 kw Crew 4



Fleet Details


Name Year C/Signne Base/Region/Comments
  2017   (Hike)

The first new High-Endurance Cutter under construction at Hike Metals in early  2017 (Photo CCGS)

Arun-Class (High Endurance Cutter) 51 ft.

Ten boats were ordered in 1990 and were built in Canada by Industrie Raymond at Sept Iles, QC, East iles Shipyard, Georgetown, PE and Hike metals and Shipbuilding, Wheatley, ON. Built of aluminium except the Prototype Bickerton which was constructed by Halmatic at Southampton.



51' 9" x17' 0"

Speed 20 kts
Displacement 42t Range 200 nm
Construction AAluminium hull and superstructure Endurance 1 day
Engines 2 x Caterpiller  3408TA diesels 485 hp Crew 4


Fleet Details


Name Year C/sign Base/Region/Comments
Bickerton 1989 CG3011 Bickerton East, NS.
Cap Aux Mules 1996 Cg2682 (H) Cap-Aux-Mules Isles de la Madeline, QC.,
Clarks Harbour 1996 CG2612 Port Hardy, BC.
Courtney Bay 1994, CG2240 St. Johns, NB.
Sambro 1996 CG2613 Sambro, NS.
Spindrift 1992 CG2260 Louisbourg, NS.
Spray 1994 CG2248 Dartmouth, NS.
W. G. George 1994 CG3064 Burgeeo,NF.
W. Jackman 1994 CG3068 Burin, NF.
Westport 1997 CG2388 Westport. NS

Bickerton seen off Bickerton East  (Photo Courtesy Jarrod David)

CCGS Sambro pictured at Sambro )Photo Courtesy Nicalao Romani)

CCGS Spray seen at Bishops Landing (Photo Courtesy Sittabung)

Cape-Class-Medium Endurance Cutters-14.6m



14.6m x 4.27m

Speed 25kts
Displacement 25t Range 200nm
Construction Aluminium hulls and deck fittings Endurance ???
Engines 2 x Cat 3196 diesels 675kw Crew 4


Fleet Details

Builders: Vic=Victoria Shipyard, Mil= metalcraft marine,, Van= Vancouver Shipyard.

If anyone can help with Call-signs it will be gratefully received.

Name Year C/Sign Base/Region/Comments
Cap Breton 2008 CGYY Shippegan, NB.
2Cap D'espoir 2005   (Vic) Tadoussac,QC.
Cap De Rabast 2002 CG4714 (Vic) Havre-Saint Pierre, QC.
Cap Nord 2003 CGCN (Vic) Summerside, PEI.
Cap Perce 2009   (VAN) Kegaska, QC.
Cap Roziar 2002 CG4715 (Vic) Riviere-Au-Renard, QC.
Cap Tourmente 2005   (Van) Qubec, QC.
Cape Ann 2004 CFG7741 Tofino, BC.
Cape Aupaluk 2011   (Vic) Qubec, QC.
Cape Calvert 1999 CfFg7255 Patricia  Bay, B. SPARE.C.
Cape Caution 2004   Powell River, BC.
Cape Chaillon 2004 CG8074 (Vic) Thunder Bay, ON.
Cape Cockburn 2003 CFG7697 (Vic) French Creek, BC.
Cape Commodore 2005 CG8075 (Vic) Tobermory, ON.
Cape Dauphin 2011 CFN5478 (Vic) Prince Rupert, BC.
Cape Discovery 2004 CG8077 (Vic) Sarnia, ON.
Cape Dundas 2004 CG8079 (Vic) Amherstburg, ON.
Cape Edensaw 2005 CFN4210 (VIC)Powell River, BC.
Cape Farewell 2003 CFG7698 Bella Bella, BC.
Cape Fox 2008   (Vic) Lark Harbour, NF.
Cape Hearne 2008 CG8078 (Vic) Kingston, ON.
Cape Kupe r 2005 CFN4250 (Vic) Ganges, BC.
Cape Lambton 2000 CG8049 (Mil) Port Dover, ON.
Cape McKay 2004 CFG7703 (Vic) Bamfield, BC.
Cape Mersey 1999 CG8048 (Mil) Cobourg, ON.
Cape Mudge 2004 CFG7694 (Vic) Sandspit, BC.
Cape Nadan 2011 CFN5482 (Vic) Patricia Bay, BC.
Cape Norman 2005 CK0372 (Vic) Port Aux Choix, NF.
Cape Palmerston 2011 CFN5493 (Vic) Campbell River, BC.
Cape Providence 2004 CG8076 (Vic) Burlington, ON SPARE..
Cape Rescue 2011 CG8082 (Vic) Goderich, ON.
Cape St James 1999 CFG7633 (Mil) Patricia Bay, BC. SPARE.
Cape Storm 2005 CG8055 (Mil) Port Weller, ON.
Cape Sutil 2000 CFE9098 (Mil) Port Hardy, BC.
Cape Spry 2003   (Vic) Souris, PEI.
Thunder Cape 2000 CG8047 (Mil) Meaford, ON.


Cap Nord pictured at Summerside, pEI (Author and date unknown)

Cape McKay seen at BamfieldBC 17/10/13 (Photo Dirk Sekta)

Cape Mudge pictured at Sandspit, BC on 21/08/14 (Photo Dirk Sekta)




Name Year C/Sign Base/Region/Comments