CCGS Corporal Teather C.V.

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The CCGS Private Robertson a sister ship to the Corporal Teather.

CCGS Corporal Teather C.V. is the third of nine vessel in the Canadian Coast Guard's Hero-class patrol vessels.[1] She was delivered to the Coast Guard in February 2013.

All nine vessels in the class are named "after heroic Canadians who put their duty ahead of their safety in service to our country.".[2] The CCG's hero class vessels are based on the Damen Stan 4207 patrol vessel design, while the United States Coast Guard introduced vessels based on the slightly larger Damen Stan 4708 patrol vessel design -- named after USCG heroes.[3] While the CCG vessels' maximum speed is 25 knots the USCG vessels' maximum speed is 29 knots. The CCG vessels' expected complement is 14 -- nine CCG seamen, and up to five fisheries officers or police officers -- while the USCG vessels' complement is 22 USCG seamen. The CCG vessels' endurance is 14 days, while the USCG vessels' endurance is 5 days.

The vessel is named after Robert Gordon Teather, a 30 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.[4][5]

In September 2013 the City of Kingston, Ontario began considering making accommodations for a permanent downtown berth for the Teather.[6] Originally Oshawa, a mid-sized industrial city, east of Toronto was considered for the Teather's permanent berth. While Kingston was once a port for 19th century sailing vessels in the 21st century she is mainly home to pleasure craft. The location was chosen for its strategic location -- close to the outflow where Lake Ontario empties into the St Lawrence River.


  1. Canadian Coast Guard Receives Its Third Hero Class Vessel, World Maritime News, 2013-02-13. “The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Gateway, announced, Feb. 8th, the acceptance of the third of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Hero Class vessels, the CCGS Corporal Teather C.V., built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc.”
  2. Government of Canada Commemorates Canadian War Heroes Through Naming of Two New Coast Guard Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels, Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, 2010-11. “CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C. and CCGS Private Robertson V.C. will be used in a joint Canadian Coast Guard/Royal Canadian Mounted Police program to enhance maritime security along the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence system. These vessels are the first of nine new mid-shore patrol vessels, that the Government of Canada intends to name after heroic Canadians who put their duty ahead of their safety in service to our country.”
  3. Michel Vermette. Canadian Coast Guard Fleet Renewal Conference: New Paradigms for Defence Procurement and Industrial Policy?, Queen's University, 2012-02-27, p. 10.
  4. In Memoriam — RCMP Relations (December 5, 2004). Archived from the original on 2005-03-02. Retrieved on 2005-05-15.
  5. Minister Oliver Welcomes the CCGS Corporal Teather C.V. to the Coast Guard Fleet, Yahoo Finance, 2014-06-20. Retrieved on 2015-05-14. “CCGS Corporal Teather C.V. is the third of nine Hero Class vessels to join the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. It will be used to support the Compliance and Enforcement program in the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes.”
  6. Bill Hutchins. Oshawa loses out to Kingston as home to coast guard vessel, Metroland, 2013-09-06. Retrieved on 2015-05-14. ““The length and depth of the ship limit potential docking locations,” said properties commissioner Denis Leger.”