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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 1/26/2005
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: WECB
Owner: US Navy
Operator: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Contact: Rose Dufour/Elizabeth Brenner
Address: University of California
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210 USA
Telephone: (858) 534-2841
Fax: (858) 822-5811
Year Built: 1969
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 85  m
  Breadth: 14  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Cairns, Yokohama, Honolulu, Papeete, Lau Basin
  Navy Grids Supported: IN5, NP7, NP8, NP9, SP2, SP4

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2516  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 488.3  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
60  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 15  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: There is no scientific still on board.
  Free Working Deck Area: 350  m2
  Space for container lab: Yes, dimensions unknown  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 10061  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11.7  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14  kts.
  Endurance: 40  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 23
  Scientists: 38
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Two Sun servers run Solaris (UNIX) and Several SPARC-5 workstations, IBM PC/AT clones and Apple MAC computers are also available
  Printing/Plotting: Laserjet and color inkjet

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: CTD/rosette systems
  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: Robertson Dynamic Positioning System
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  Unknown   make:  Unknown
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

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


 Voltages: 120/220/480V
     kVA: 30
    Phases: 1/3


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: Trimble LORAN, Trimble 4000 GPS, Furuno 3 cm and 10 cm Radar, EDO Doppler Speed-Log, Simrad Taiyo ADF, and 2 Sperry Gyros
  Communications Equipment: VHF, SSB voice, teletype, Inmarsat voice and GMDSS data
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Trimble Tansmon P-Code GPS, Trimble NT 200 DGPS, Ashtech ADU GPS attitude-sensing system

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 3.5kHz 12kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: 120 deg. swath, bathymetry and sidescan
  Multibeam: Kongsberg EM-122 @ 12kHz w/ 120deg swath
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Either a 150 kHz or a 300 kHz RDI ADCP
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 10000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  10000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Top of aft hangar and midships

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  18.3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2.5  tons

  Other:   Northern Line Hydrographic, Markey DESH-6, Markey DESH-5 CTD

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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Phone:  (302) 645-4225