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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Gordon Gunter

Last Updated - 1/24/2005
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: WTEO
Owner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Operator: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO)
Address: Chief Operations Division, Marine Operations Center, Atlantic
439 West York Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1145
Telephone: 757-441-6842
Year Built: 1989
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 68.3  m
  Breadth: 13.1  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 4.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fishery, Marine mammals, Oceanographic and Habitiat investigations
  Operating Area: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean
  Navy Grids Supported: NA9

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1904  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 622.6  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 40.9  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 36  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
18  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 11.355  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Distilling Plant
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 8000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: 5
  Other crew: 10
  Scientists: 15
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: 2 High Powered Dell PowerEdge 4200PII-300 and 4300 PII-300, several Work station NTGateway servers
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Sea-Bird SBE 19 SEACAT Profiler and SBE 25 Sealogger CTD
  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:

Welded steel/ice strengthened
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Diesel El General Electric
Power (BHP) each engine:  1600 SHP
Propeller Diameter:  2.44   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 120/450V
     kVA: 200
    Phases: 1/3


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  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 (Northstar 800), Gyro compass: Sperry MK 227, Nobeltec's Visual Navigation Suite, Paper Charts, X-Band and S-Band Radar. Doppler Speed log (sperry SRD-421), NAVTEX GMDSS, Weather fax, Fathom
  Communications Equipment: VHF/HF/FM Marine Band, Skycell Transceiver, NOAA Frequency VHF-FM Transceiver, Portable VHF-FM Transceivers, Raio Teletype Capability, NAVTEX receiver, cell Phone, E-mail
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT Stadard A and C Radio Transceivers, Iridium phone,
  GPS: GPS receiver

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Raytheon Deep Water and Shallow water (Simrad EQ-50) Echo Sounder, Simrad EK-500
  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: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 2000  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:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: 01 Level Aft, on centerline

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.55  tons

  Other:   Ocean Winch for CTD, (2) trawl Winch

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: ABS
  Others, Specify: IMO# 008835255
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225