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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

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Main Activities
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Range, Speed, Endurance
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Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: UK

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Operator: Directorate of Fisheries Research
Contact: Capt. B.J. Kay
Address: Directorate of Fisheries Research
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft, Suffolk NR347RP UK
Telephone: 502 562244
Fax: 0502 513865
Year Built: 1970
Ship URL: Unknown

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 72.54  m
  Breadth: 14.02  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.5  m
  Max. draft: 6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography Fisheries Hydrography Pollution, Monitoring
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1730  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 297  m3
  Fuel: 390  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 18  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 128  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 350  m2
  Space for container lab: 5 x 6  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 12000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 14  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14.5  kts.
  Endurance: 35  days

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  Officers: 7
  Other crew: 14
  Scientists: 15
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: HP 1000; APRICOT
  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:  3   make:  Diesel El
Power (BHP) each engine:  3300 at 600rpm
Propeller Diameter:  3   m Max. RPM:   180
Total power auxiliary diesels:  450   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 415/240V 415/220V
     kVA: 1000/375
    Phases: 3/3


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  110V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

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

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 38kHz 120kHz
  Sonar Type: Fisheries
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Silent Ship

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 6000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  1000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Midships Midships

Clearance above deck:  4  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  14  m  and outboard extension:  12  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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