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Main Activities
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Range, Speed, Endurance
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Underwater Vehicles
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Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Germany

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Operator: Rf Reedereigemeinschaft Forschungsschiffahrt Gmbh
Contact: Mr. Arnim Kaiser
Address: Rf Reedereigemeinschaft Forschungsschiffahrt Gmbh
August-Bebel-Allee 1
Bremen 28329 Germany
Telephone: 421 2380601
Fax: 239462
Year Built: 1961
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 73.85  m
  Breadth: 11  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 6.1  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1343  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 385  m3
  Fuel: 245  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 37  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 66  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 160  m2
  Space for container lab: 3 x 3  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 11.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: Unknown
  Scientists: 16
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: IBM
  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:  1   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  2134 at 225rpm
Propeller Diameter:  2.6   m Max. RPM:   225
Total power auxiliary diesels:  860   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220/380V
     kVA: 550
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran Decca SatNav Gyro EMLog DopLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Geological
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 1600  m,  safe working load:  8  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  6000  m , safe working load:  5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  6000  m , safe working load:  18  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  8  m , and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  12  tons

  Crane: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  12  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  12  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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