FREE historic ship 66.5’ Canadian Coast Guard ice-breaker buoy tender NOKOMIS

The foreward mast  and boom is now a crane.

The foreward mast  and boom is now a crane.

Dear Friends,  

PortSide NewYork has  received an urgent request for help giving away a historic  vessel.


Needs a home by 4/15/16.  UPDATE: There is more time. 4/30/16 is the new deadline.

Near Baltimore,  Pasadena, MD vicinity  Canadian Coast Guard ice-breaking buoy tender NOKOMIS.

There were two  other sisterships . The NOKOMIS is the last of three.

LOA 66.5’ Length at Water line 63.4
Beam 17.6
Depth 8.3 loaded. 99Tons  M/T.4.  
USCG Document  No.1111459.  Canadian No.3101215.  
Heavily Built can  penetrate 24 inches of blue fresh water ice.  

Built -1957 Commissioned  1958 Canadian Coast Guard. By Lunenburg Engineering  and Foundry, Lunenburg , Nova Scotia.

Hull and Superstructure  -Steel
Propulsion-Fairbanks Morse  31A-61/4X9 6 cylinder Air Start Direct Reversable Pneumatic Brake on flywheel.     210 HP.6.Propellor 46X46 4 Blade on 4 inch shaft  RH.     2/1  Reduction Spring Bearing on Shaft.7.RPM 720 MAX. Idle-220.
Fuel consumption: 2 GPH.  Speed 12-KTS. All Hydraulic Steering with power assist
Has Skin cooling in Engine room for heavy ice ops. Two fuel bunker tanks 400 gal ea 100 gal day tank furnace and stove tank.
Bulkheads go to Weather  Deck.

Head with holding tank, Shower and  Washbasin Galley with Diesel stove and Two refrigerators, two inflatable life rafts.   Air Horn and Two bilge Pumps plus One new navy pump very heavy duty, Delaval oil  purifier, Deutz Generator 5 Kw 240 volt. Large cargo hold  with HIAB knuckle crane 7,300lbs.two- anchors with hydraulic  windlass One-300lb  navy ,  One- 500lb Danforth. Sperry Gyrocompass W  repeaters, Sperry  40 mile radar,  Recording chart depth indicator. New name Ocean Spray. Two VHF Radios. 

Wood paneling in all occupied compartments. Steam heat with WATTS Boiler.

This is a  Ship USCG and CACG- any vessel 65' or over gets a name and is a  Ship. Very High Quality Construction.  

Attempt was made to get  her running but the exhaust manifold has cracks in it. Any interested  party has have to tow the 100 ton vessel. She is seaworthy  and floating.

Contact  John Kopke 443-854-4311 Email