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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

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: WBC8717
Owner: State of Florida
Operator: Florida Institute of Oceanography
Address: Florida Institute of Oceanography
830 1st. Street, South
St. Petersburg, Fl 33701 USA
Telephone: (813) 893-9100
Year Built: 1962
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 24.7  m
  Breadth: 6.15  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 1.2  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Gulf of Mexico, SE Atlantic, Bahamas and the Northern Caribbean Sea
  Navy Grids Supported: NA6 and 9

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 89  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 49  m3
  Fuel: 11  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: 20  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 26  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1200  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 8.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 10  days

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  Officers: 2
  Other crew: 1
  Scientists: 10
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Compaq 80286;HP 85: Computer
  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: 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: yes
  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:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  400 at 1800rpm
Propeller Diameter:  0.79   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110 / 208V
     kVA: 40
    Phases: 3


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
  Communications Equipment: VHF ; SSB;Furuno Weather FAX
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 27kHz 50kHz
  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: 1800  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  1200  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  5  m , and outboard extension:  1  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225