Home Up Acadia Advent Algerine Amphion Ann Long Annie Geele Arctic Arctic Sealer Baffin Bayfield Beaver Bellechase Bellerophon Blake Camsell Cartier Challenger Chrissie C. Thomey Christmas Seal Daring Dawson De Levis D'Iberville Egeria Ehkoli F.C.G.Smith Fort Frances Frank Burton Franklin Frederick G. Creed Gannet Grand Marais Gulnare Hudson John A. MacDonald John P. Tully Kapuskasing La Canadienne Labrador Lady Canadian Lady Northern Le Dos Bleu Lillooet Boulton Brandel C.D. Howe Burleigh Limnos Launches Chronological Lord Stanley Louis M. Lauzier Louis St.Laurent Marabell Marlborough Martin Karlsen Matthew Maxwell McLean Meta MINNA MV North Star IV Naden Narwhal Navicula North Hampton Northern Seal Pandora Parizeau Parry Pender Petrel Pilot #1 Polar Circle Radell Radium Express R.B. Young Restless Richardson Sackville Scarborough Spalding Stadacona U.S.S. Storis Surveyor Terra Nova Theron Theta Tucho Mariner Vector W.J. Stewart Whitethroat Photos

The following table provides a summary of the vessels used by the Canadian Hydrographic Service fleet from 1883 to the present.  It is not exhaustive but contains all data currently available.  Names that are underlined provide a link to a photo and more information.  If you have anything to add, feel free to contact us with your information.

  Ships below are listed in an approximate chronological order.  For alphabetical order see link above.  The Photos link gives a gallery of all current photos we have.                          

 

Name Year Commissioned Period Used By CHS Year Decommissioned CHS /Charter/Platform of Opportunity
BEAVER - 1863-1870 - Charter
GANNET (H.M.S.) - - - CHS
AMPHION (H.M.S.) - - - CHS
EGERIA (H.M.S.) 1874 1898-1910 1913 (sold) CHS
DARING (H.M.S.) - - - CHS
CHALLENGER (H.M.S.) - - - CHS
MARLBOROUGH (H.M.S.) - - - CHS
SCARBOROUGH (H.M.S.) - - - CHS
NORTHHAMPTON (H.M.S.) - 1883-1886 - CHS
BELLEROPHON (H.M.S.) - 1886-1892 - CHS
BLAKE (H.M.S.) - 1892-1893 - CHS
FRANKLIN (H.M.S.) - - - CHS
BAYFIELD I (ex EDSALL) 1864 1884-1913 1913 CHS
CANADIENNE-LA- (ex FOXHOUND) 1880 1906-1909, 1912-1916 1920 CHS
ANN LONG 1882 - 1884 Charter
BAYFIELD II (ex LORD STANLEY) 1889 - 1949 CHS
STADACONA (ex COLUMBIA) 1893 - 1924 CHS
FRANK BURTON 1901 - 1904 Charter
GULNARE (built 1893) 1902 - 1949 CHS
DE LEVIS 1904 - 1908 CHS
LILLOOET 1908 - 1932 CHS
RESTLESS (built 1906) 1908 1920-1923 - CHS
CHRISSIE C. THOMEY 1910 Abandoned in ice. 1913 CHS
CARTIER I 1910 - 1939 CHS
BURLEIGH - 1911 - Charter
ARCTIC - 1912 - Charter
ACADIA 1913 - 1969 CHS
NADEN 1913 - 1918 CHS
BELLECHASE - 1936 - CHS
ANNIE GEELE 1914 - 1915 Charter
PILOT #1 1928 - 1934 CHS
PENDER 1930 - 1950 CHS
WILLIAM J. STEWART 1932 - 1976 CHS
RADELL II 1941 - - CHS
EHKOLI 1942 - 1967 CHS
MARABELL 1943 - 1970 CHS
ALGERINE 1944 1950-1955, 1958, 1959 - Charter
FORT FRANCES 1944 1949 - 1957  1958 CHS
KAPUSKASING 1944 -  1972 CHS
PARRY (ex TALAPUS, built 1942) 1945 - 1967 CHS
ARCTIC SEALER 1945 1958, 1959 - Charter
CARTIER II 1948 1954 1965 CHS
BAYFIELD III (launch) 1949 - 1963 CHS
TERRA NOVA - 1950 - Charter
THERON 1950 1954-1957, 1960-?. 1973-1976 - Charter
RADIUM EXPRESS 1953 1972-1973, 1975-1979 - Platform of opportunity in 1973 charter
THETA 1954 1964-1965 - Charter
BAFFIN 1957 1957 - 1990 CHS
SPALDING - 1961 - Charter
NORTH STAR IV - sank, 1961 - Charter
MAXWELL 1961 - 1992 CHS
RICHARDSON 1962   1990 CHS
HUDSON 1963 - - CHS
NORTHERN SEAL 1966 1976 - Charter
PARIZEAU 1967 - - CHS
DAWSON 1967 - - CHS
VECTOR 1967 - - CHS
LIMNOS 1968 - - CHS
SURVEYOR - 1972 - Charter
ADVENT 1972 - - CHS
MINNA - 1972-1974,sank 1974 - Charter
CHRISTMAS SEAL - 1973-1975, burned 1976 - Charter
BAYFIELD IV (ex HILDUR, built 1960) 1974 - 1993 CHS
LADY CANADIAN - 1974 - Charter
GRAND MARAIS - 1975 - Charter
LADY NORTHERN - 1975 - Charter
MARTIN KARLSEN - 1975-1978 - Charter
LOIS M. LAUZIER 1977 - - CHS
PETREL - 1977 - Charter
PANDORA II - 1977-1978, 1980 - Charter
META - 1978-1979 - Charter
NAVICULA - 1981-1983 - Charter
LE DOS BLEU - 1982-1983 - Charter
POLAR CIRCLE - 1982-1983 - Charter
JOHN P. TULLY 1985 - - CHS
F.C.G. SMITH 1986 - - CHS
FREDERICK G. CREED 1989 -   CHS
R.B. YOUNG 1990 - - CHS
MATTHEW 1990 -   CHS
TUCHO MARINER - 1994   Charter
D'IBERVILLE 1952 1953-1954, 1958 1983 Platform of opportunity
LABRADOR 1953 1954 1987 Platform of opportunity
LOUIS ST. LAURENT 1969 ? ? Platform of opportunity
SACKVILLE ? ? ? Platform of opportunity
C.D. HOWE 1950 1953-1956, 1958, 1959 1970 platform of opportunity
U.S.S. STORIS   1956, 1958, 1959   platform of opportunity