B u r r a r d Y a r r o w s To B u i l d T w o I c e b r e a k e rs For Can. $ 1 0 8 . 5 - M i l l i on

Burrard Yarrows Corporation of Vancouver has received an order from the Canadian Government to build two Type 1100 Navaid/Light icebreaking vessels at a total cost of Can. $108.5 million. Construction will begin early next year.

The icebreakers are to be constructed at the Burrard Yarrows yards in either Esquimalt or North Vancouver, commencing in March 1984. Each vessel will create 400 person-years of work, with delivery of the first vessel to take place on October 1, 1985 and the second on January 15, 1986.

The principal characteristics for this new Coast Guard icebreaker are: Length 83.00 meters; Breadth 16.20 meters; Depth 7.75 meters; Displacement 4,662 tons; Horsepower 8,445; Speed 15.3 knots; Range 6,500 Nautical Miles at 15 knots; Crew 52.

The ships are to be equipped with twin-screw diesel electric propulsion and the hulls will be suitable for icebreaking purposes as Arctic Class II vessels.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 86,  Nov 1983 Washington

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