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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Calanus - UK

Last Updated - 10/24/2003
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: UK

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: GBJK
Owner: Scottish Association for Marine Science
Operator: Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory (DML)
Contact: Jim Watson
Address: Scottish Association for Marine Science
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA, Scotland
Telephone: +44(0)1631 559277
Fax: +44(0)1631 559001
Year Built: 1980
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 19.91  m
  Breadth: 6.71  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.3  m
  Max. draft: 3.2  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Scottish West Coast
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 59  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 6  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 3.8  m2
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 40  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1700  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 8.7  kts.
  Max. Speed: 8.9  kts.
  Endurance: 8  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 2
  Scientists: 6
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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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:  1   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  280 at 1000rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1.05   m Max. RPM:   110
Total power auxiliary diesels:  33   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 240
     kVA: 23.75
    Phases: 1


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24   Volts with  24  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Decca 350 Autopilot; Magnetic compass;Speed logs: Ben Log; Decca Mk 53, Decca CVP 3500, SERCEL DGPS system, PC Based Chart Plotter System
  Communications Equipment: Sailor MF Comunications Rx Type R104, Tx Type T128, Sailor VHF Type RT144B, Furuno FAX-108 Weather Facsimile Receiver, Barkway talkback system to all working areas; Radars:Racal Decca Bridgemaster 180/4
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: RMC dual frequency, colour video echo sounder 50 kHz and 200 kHz, Simrad EL 38kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 500  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  300  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  500  m , safe working load:  5  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  4  m , and outboard extension:  1  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  3  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  5  m  and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: DEPT OF TRANSPORT
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