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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Albatross IV

Last Updated - 1/21/2005
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: WMVF
Owner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Operator: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO)
Address: NOAA Ship Albatross IV Northeast Marine Support Facility
166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026
Telephone: 508-495-2000
Year Built: 1962
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 57  m
  Breadth: 10.1  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 4.9  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fishery and living marine resource research
  Operating Area: Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, From Southern New England to Cape Hatteras, North carolina
  Navy Grids Supported: NA6

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1115  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 169  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
84  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 7.19  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 100  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 3933  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 16  days

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  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 13
  Scientists: 14
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  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:

Welded steel/ice strengthened
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Diesel Caterpillar
Power (BHP) each engine:  1130 SHP
Propeller Diameter:  2.44   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 120/220/450V
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 1/3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  120/230V   Volts with  230V  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: X-Band and S-Band Radar with ARPA Display, LORAN-C Receiver, Gyrocompass, Electronic Chart System
  Communications Equipment: VHF/HF/FM Marine Band Transceivers, INMARSAT Standard B and C radio Transceivers, Cellular phone, Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacons, Search and Rescue Transponders, E-mail
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Skycell Satellite transceiver
  GPS: Differential GPS System

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Deep and Shallow Water Echo Sounder, Simrad EK60, Vertical Fish finder
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: yes
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 1828  m,  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:  3.35  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Boat Deck, Aft

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Other:   Trawling (2), Hydrographic (1) and Dredge (1) Winchs,

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  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