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CGS Canada Model
CGS Canada Model

Built in the United Kingdom, the CGS (Canadian Government Ship) Canada was a modern, high-speed ship intended for east coast patrols.

Entering service before the creation of a Canadian navy, Canada was initially part of the Fisheries Protection Service, which helped protect against illegal fishing by American ships. Canada carried four rapid-firing guns and had a steel hull with a pointed ram bow that could be used to attack other vessels if necessary. Made by Vickers, Sons & Maxim, in the United Kingdom, the company that built the Canada, this model shows the ship as it appeared when first built.

Model Ship, Patrol Vessel
CWM 19880001-598

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