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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 2/7/2005
Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: USA

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Operator: NOAA, Atlantic Marine Center
Contact: Cdr. Robert Hunt, Chief Operations Div.
Address: NOAA, Atlantic Marine Center
439 West York Street
Norfolk, VA 23510 USA
Telephone: (804) 441-6440
Year Built: 1963
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 50  m
  Breadth: 10  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 3  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: charting and bathymetric surveys
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 696  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 165  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 6  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 5700  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 20  days

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  Officers: 11
  Other crew: 35
  Scientists: 2
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Microvax: scientific environmental acquisition system(SEAS)
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1600 at 0rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1.8   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 0/450V /120V
     kVA: 440/0
    Phases: 3/1


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 12kHz 24kHz
  Sonar Type: Sector-scan
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  5  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  8  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Bathythermograph Winch (4000 M)

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant, WV.
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225