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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Tommy Munro

Last Updated - 2/4/2005
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: WRB 2908
Operator: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Contact: Dr. thomas D. Mcilwain, Director
Address: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Drive / PO Box 7000, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Ocean Springs, Miss. 39564 USA
Telephone: (601) 872-4200
Fax: (601)-872-4204
Year Built: 1980
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 29.6  m
  Breadth: 7.62  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3  m
  Max. draft: 2.74  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: trawling surveys, long-lining, deployment and recovery of arrays, structures, buoys and moorings, ca
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 159  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 41  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 21  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 27  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
38.96  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 96  m2
  Space for container lab: 3 x 7  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 2500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 20  days

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  Officers: 2
  Other crew: 5
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  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:  GM V12-71 Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  600 at 1800rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1.5   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  230   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 208/120V
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 3/3


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  12V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran Gyro,
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: DGPS Antenna with CAP'N navigation program

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Fisheries
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 4300  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  2000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  4300  m , 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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Bender Shipyard, Mobile, Alabama, USA
  Classification Society: ABS
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225