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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
New Horizon

Last Updated - 1/26/2005
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: WKWB
Owner: University of California, San Diego
Operator: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Contact: Rose Dufour/Elizabeth Brenner
Address: University of California
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210 USA
Telephone: (858) 534-2841
Fax: (858) 822-5811
Year Built: 1978
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 51.82  m
  Breadth: 10.97  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.07  m
  Max. draft: 3.9  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: San Diego, Gulf of California,
  Navy Grids Supported: NP9, NP13

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 295  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
8.7  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 1.07  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 9600  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12.3  kts.
  Endurance: 40  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 12
  Scientists: 19
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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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: 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:  1700
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



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 DopLog, autopilot, gyro-Sperry MK 37(2), ADF - SIMRAD Taiyo
  Communications Equipment: VHF, voice, HF radio voice and TELEX, cellular telephone voice and FAX
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT voice, data and FAX, e-mail
  GPS: Trimble Tansmon P-Code, Trimble NT 300 DGPS, ADU GPS Ashtech Attitude-sensing System

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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: Narrowband 150
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    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: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  4  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  3  tons

  Other:   Hydrographic, 8000m Dia 6 Mm

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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