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Polar 8 Icebreaker

A Polar 8 icebreaker at sea.

The Polar 8 Icebreakers are a class of six icebreakers in service in the Canadian Coast Guard from 1993 onwards. The were developed throughout the mid-1980s and work began on them in 1988 after funds were authorized for six Polar 8-class icebreakers.


  • Type: Icebreaker
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 575 feet (175.26 meters)
    • Beam: 115 feet (35.06 meters)
    • Draft: 37 feet (11 meters)
    • Displacement: 45,000 tons
  • Crew: 138
  • Power: 105,000 shp
  • Propulsion: 2 RTA96-C diesel
  • Range: 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers)
  • Speed: 18.5 Knots (34.27 Kilometers/Hour; 21.29 Miles/Hour)
  • Senor Suite:
  • Aviation Facilities: Hangar for two large helicopters, and flight deck
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x CH-149 Comorant

Unit RunEdit

  • CCGS Pierre Trudeau
  • CCGS Robert Stanfield
  • CCGS John Edward Broadbent
  • CCGS Roald Amundsen
  • CCGS John G. Diefenbaker
  • CCGS Terry Fox

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