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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Argo Maine

Last Updated - 7/14/2002
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Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
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Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: USA

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: WDA6952
Owner: Downeast Marine Resources, Inc.
Operator: Downeast Marine Resources, Inc.
Contact: Capt. Randy Flood
Address: P. O. Box 1433
Blue Hill, Maine
Telephone: (207) 266-2841
Fax: (207) 374-5261
Year Built: 1968
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 24.1  m
  Breadth: 7.3  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 3  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: marine research and development
  Operating Area: coastal New England
  Navy Grids Supported: NA6

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 173  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 40  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 15.8  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 17.3  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
5.7  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 37.2  m2
  Space for container lab: (1) 3m x 3m x 3m container can be located on 01 level  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 4500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 9  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 14  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 4
  Scientists: 8
  Air Conditioned:  No

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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: 2 man submersible is available
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Certified SCUBA diver available

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  Unknown   make:  Caterpillar D353
Power (BHP) each engine:  380
Propeller Diameter:  1   m Max. RPM:   1225
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110/208
     kVA: 120
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  12   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Wood-Freeman 500-B Sperry MK-37 Mod E Gyro, NavGraphic II (GPS and Loran)
  Communications Equipment: (1) ICOM M100 VHF, (2) Standard Communication Eclipse VHF, (1) Audivox Cellular
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: NorthStar 941X (with NMEA-0183 output to Dry Laboratory)

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Sitex-Koden CVS-8814 (38kHz and 200kHz)
  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: 6000  m,  safe working load:  2  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  1800  m , safe working load:  0.5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  2  m , safe working load:  3  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  1  m , safe working load:  0.5  tons
  Gantry: Position: 1 m forward of transom edge

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


Safe working load at maximum reach:  3  tons

  Crane: Position: centerline foreward of after deck

Clearance above deck:  10  m  and outboard extension:  8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Albina Machine Works, Portland, OR
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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