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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Oregon II

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: WTDO
Owner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Operator: NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations
Address: NOAA, Atlantic Marine Center
439 West York St
Norfolk, VA 23510 USA
Telephone: (757) 441-6440
Year Built: 1967
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 51.8  m
  Breadth: 10.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 4.3  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries and Living Marine Resources Studies
  Operating Area: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and The Caribbean Sea
  Navy Grids Supported: NA9

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 703  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 271  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 26  m2
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
28.9  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 7.6  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Desalinator, Reverse Osmosis
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 7800  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 33  days

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  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 10
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Fisheries Scentific Computer System, SCS: 22 Oceanographic and Meteorlogical Sensors
  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: yes
  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:  Geared Diesel, Caterpillar
Power (BHP) each engine:  1600 at 0rpm
Propeller Diameter:  2.29   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 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, X-Band and S-Band Radars, Gyrocompass, Furno Doppler Sonar, Electronic Chart System
  Communications Equipment: VHF-FM and HF Marine Band Transceivers, HF alarm Watch Radio Receiver, Radio Teletype Capability, NAVTEX Receiver, cell phone, E-mail, Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacons, Serreach and Rescue transponders
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT Standard B and C Radio Transceivers, Skycell Satellite Tranaceiver, KVH Satellite Television
  GPS: DGPS Receivers

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Shollow Water Echo Sounder, Vertical Fish Finder, ADCP, Simrad EK500 high resolution Sounder
  Sonar Type: Fisheries
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: yes
  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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Foredeck , Centerline and Aft

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   2 Hyrographic Winches(8.5 M), Seine/Trawl Winch, Self Contained MOCNESS Winch

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS, USA
  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