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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 1/25/2005
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: KAQP
Owner: US Navy
Operator: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Contact: Liz Caporelli
Address: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
38 Water Street, MS #37
Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA
Telephone: (508) 289-2277
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Year Built: 1997
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 83.5  m
  Breadth: 16  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 5.18  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 3200  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 1122  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 21.4  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 150  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Deionized distilled water
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: 6 (Qty 6)  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 17280  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 15  kts.
  Endurance: 60  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 23
  Scientists: 37
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Several PowerPC Macintoshes, three Sun worksations, and two Windows NT.
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: WHOI Standard CTD Package
  CTD Type: SBE9+ CTD
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: SBE43 oxygen sensor on primary channel
  CTD Transmissivity: Wetlabs C-Star transmissometer, 660nm wavelength, 25cm pathlength
  CTD Fluormeter: Wetlabs ECO-AFL chlorophyll fluorometer or SeaTech pulse chlorophyll fluorometer
  CTD Rosette: 24 ea. 10-liter Niskin bottles

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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: Jason II
  AUVs: Alvin
  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:  Unknown   make:  Diesel El
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 120V/240V/480V
     kVA: 2400
    Phases: 1/3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: (2) Trimble Tasman P-Code GPS, (2) Northstar 941 XD differential GPS,Loran C: Tigershark, Speed Log: ODEC Doppler, Radars: Furuno 2825 X-Band with ARPA, Furuno 2835X S-Band with ARPA,Fathometer: Raytheon RD-500, Direction Finder: Taiyo TD-L1620 VHF
  Communications Equipment: Single-Side Band (SSB): Sperry GMDSS station with Standard C, HF/MF transceiver, SITOR, VHF: (2) Sperry digital selection calling radios, (2) Ross DSC-500 digital selection calling radios, Weather Facsimile: Furuno Fax-207
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT (2) Nera Saturn B with high speed data, Iridium Sailor SC4150 with SSAS
  GPS: Ashtec GPS-based ship heading and attitude sensors, GPS-based precision clock

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 12/33KHz
  Sonar Type: Seabeam swath sonar system and Bathy2000 Bottom Profiler
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Seabeam SB2112 @ 12kHz 120deg swath
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI VM-150-18HP 150 KHz acoustic Doppler current profiler
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 10000  m,  safe working load:  3.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  10000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  9152  m , safe working load:  7.15  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  9152  m , safe working load:  1.475  tons
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Fantail, starboard quarter

Clearance above deck:  2.44  m  and outboard extension:  70  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  21  tons

  Other:   Hydro

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Shipbuilding, Naval Ship Systems Command
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: IMO# 009105798
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University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225