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Hudson

The Hudson was the first Canadian ship specifically designed for hydrographic and oceanographic research.  She is a twin screw, diesel electric vessel, 296 feet in length with a displacement of 4,800 tons.  Hudson cruises at 14 knots with a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising range of 15,000 miles.  She is ice strengthened and sufficiently powerful to permit effective and safe movement in ice infested waters.  The ships compliment is up to 20 officers, 44 crew and 28 scientific personnel.  She has served in many areas around the world including a transit of the Northwest Passage.  A very significant voyage around the Americas is well chronicled in a book entitled 'Voyage to the Edge of the World" by Alan Edmonds (1973, McClelland and Stewart)

Year

HIC

Captain

Location

Survey Type

1964

L.P. Murdock

Tail of the Bank

Off-Shore