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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Mt Mitchell

Last Updated - 1/6/2004
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: WDA 9674
Owner: Mt. Mitchell, LLC
Operator: Mt. Mitchell, LLC
Contact: Dave Auckland
Address: Mt. Mitchell, LLC
2001 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
Telephone: +1-206-770-7801
Fax: +1-206-770-0511
Year Built: 1967
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 70  m
  Breadth: 42  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.1  m
  Max. draft: 13  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Crewed Oceanographic Operations Platform/Non Equipped (Note 1)
  Operating Area: Global
  Navy Grids Supported: NP2, NP3, NP4, NP5, NP6, NP7, NP8, NP9, NP10, NP11, NP12, NP13, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP7, SP8, SP9, SP9A

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1453  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 1088.41  m3
  Fuel: 397.4682  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 182.92  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 280.42  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
60.56659  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 11.35624  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: N/A
  Free Working Deck Area: 123.56  m2
  Space for container lab: Yes, Multiple Containers  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: N/A  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 10925  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 13  kts.
  Endurance: 45  days

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  Officers: 8
  Other crew: 5
  Scientists: 49
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Dual LAN systems interconnected
  Printing/Plotting: N/A

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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: N/A
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  General Motors EMD/567C
Power (BHP) each engine:  1200
Propeller Diameter:  2.59   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  905   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 475
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  12   Volts with  12  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: ARPA Radars, G/DGPS, Gyrocompass, Nobletec, etc
  Communications Equipment: SSB, VHF, etc.
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Satcom B, Telex, GMDSS Handheld

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  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: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  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: Aft

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: Built by MARAD to ABS Standards.
  Classification Society: ABS
  Others, Specify: Re-fit supervised by ABS and USCG
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225