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CCGS Bradbury at Marine Museum of Manitoba
Career (Canada)
  • Bradbury
Owner: Government of Canada
  • Department of Marine
  • Department of Transport Marine Service
  • Canadian Coast Guard
Builder: Government Shipyard, Sorel, Quebec
Laid down: 1915
Commissioned: 1915
Decommissioned: 1935
In service: 1915
Out of service: 1973
Homeport: Selkirk, Manitoba
Status: museum ship since 1973
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General characteristics
Type: Fisheries patrol vessel/lighthouse tender/Icebreaker
Length: 158 ft (48 m)
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)

CGS Bradbury (later CCGS Bradbury) is a retired fisheries patrol vessel for the federal Department of Transport's Marine Services (as predecessor of today's Canadian Coast Guard), constructed in 1915. The vessel was sold to commercial interests in 1935. The ship was removed from service in 1973 and became a museum ship on static display at the Marine Museum of Manitoba.


Bradbury was of wooden construction. 158 feet (48 m) long, the ship had a maximum speed of 15 knots (28 km/h). Initially powered by coal-burning steam engines, the ship was converted to diesel engines in 1935.

Service history

Prefabricated in Sorel, Quebec, Bradbury was assembled on the bank of the Selkirk, Manitoba slough in 1915. Bradbury was operated as a federal fisheries patrol vessel on Lake Winnipeg until 1930, when the ship was transferred to the provincial Manitoba government. In 1917, Bradbury travelled through thick ice, taking doctors and medicine to a northern settlement struck by a flu epidemic.

Recommissioned in 1952 after having been idle since 1935, Bradbury remained in service until 1973. Bradbury is now on static display at the Marine Museum of Manitoba.

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