Thanks Stephen. I'm not sure that the Yermak ever operated in Canadian waters as such but she did see a lot of service in Arctic waters. While she was was eventually scrapped, the Krassin, which is very similar, is now a museum ship in St. Petersburg. It is interesting how many of the classic icebreakers have survived as museum ships; at least six I am aware of (all coal fired), five of which I have had the privilege of touring.
Excellent picture. Reminds me of my visit to Krasin at SPB, although she looks completely different theses days. Moves are afoot to twin Krasin and Belfast, both ships having taken part in the Arctic convoys.