CCGS Bradbury

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Career (Canada)
Name: CGS-CCGS Bradbury
Builder: Sorel, Quebec
Laid down: 1915
In service: 1915-1935
Out of service: 1935-1952
Fate: as a museum since 1973
General characteristics
Length: 158 ft (48 m)
Speed: 15 knots
Notes: fishing patrol vessel, a lighthouse tender and an icebreaker

The CCGS Bradbury is a retired ship of the Canadian Coast Guard, built in 1915.

Prefabricated in Sorel, Quebec, the Bradbury was assembled on the bank of the Selkirk slough in 1915. During her career she served the Federal Government as fishing patrol vessel, a lighthouse tender and an icebreaker until she was forced to retire in 1973.

History records numerous accounts of her valor and distinction. Among them is the 1917 journey through half a foot of ice, taking doctors and medicine to a northern settlement struck by a flu epidemic.

The Bradbury was recommissioned after being idle from 1935 to 1952. She was outfitted with new diesel engines and continued her previous duties as well as becoming a dredge tender, and transportation vessel for Government officials visiting Lake Winnipeg.

The Bradbury is on static display at the Marine Museum of Manitoba.

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