Sunday, August 2, 2020

Hudson returns

The legendary oceanographic / hydrographic research ship CCGS Hudson returned to its home base at the Bedford Institute today, following its latest refit in St.John's, Newfoundland.

Built in 1963 by Saint John Drydock and Shipbuilding Co, it entered service in 1964 and since then has piled up numerous achievements including a complete circumnavigation of the western hemisphere.

In recent years refits have become more extensive, and expensive, as the CCG tries to eke a few more years out of the ship. The most recent refit, which began early in 2019 is supposed to see the ship through to 2024 when a replacement will finally enter service.


1 comment:

  1. Actually....the first circumnavigation of the western hemisphere.