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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Aquarius (UM)

Last Updated - 1/28/2005
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: WQ4267
Operator: University of Maryland
Contact: Bruce Cornwall
Address: Center for Environmental Science
Research Fleet Operations, Chesapeake Biological
Laboratory, P.O. Box 38, Solomons, MD 20688
Telephone: (410) 326-7358
Fax: (410) 326-7342
Year Built: 1964
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 19.81  m
  Breadth: 4.68  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.5  m
  Max. draft: 1.68  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography Fisheries Hydology Pollution Monitoring
  Operating Area: Chesapeake and Delaware Bays; near-coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Atlantic City, NJ to Rudee Inlet,
  Navy Grids Supported: NA6

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 53  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 5  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: 10  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 31  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 18  kts.
  Max. Speed: 20  kts.
  Endurance: 3  days

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  Officers: 1
  Other crew: 2
  Scientists: 4
  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:  Twin Detroit Diesel 12V71N
Power (BHP) each engine:  930 at 2100rpm
Propeller Diameter:  0.81   m Max. RPM:   1000
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 120/240V
     kVA: 30
    Phases: 1


60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  12 and 32 VDC   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran EMLog, GPS, Autopilot, Capn Voyager Mosaid Electronic Charting
  Communications Equipment: SSB, VHF Radio, Icom 1C-59m, 8000 Loudhailer, Motorola Cellular Phone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Northstar 941XD and 952XDW Differential GPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 200kHz 37kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Oceanographic

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 300  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  300  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  5  m , and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Crane: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Hancock Marine 18" Double Drum Trawl Winch

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Sewart Seacraft,
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: USCG
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225