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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Wells Gray

Last Updated - 2/11/2002
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: Canada

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: VCDF
Owner: Paul D. Stenner
Operator: Stenner Marine Ltd.
Contact: Captain Donal Horn
Address: 9520 Ardmore Drive
Sidney, B.C.
Canada, V8L 5H3
Telephone: 250-361-6343
Fax: 250-655-1804
Year Built: 1984
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 17.5  m
  Breadth: 5.2  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 2.4  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Biological oceanography, Marine research, Survey
  Operating Area: B.C. Coast, Canada
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 49  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 5.75  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
1.6  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1100  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 10  days

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  Officers: 1
  Other crew: 1
  Scientists: 4
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: I B M , NV 401
  Printing/Plotting: Nobletech Plotter

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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: Ladder

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Caterpillar 3412
Power (BHP) each engine:  425
Propeller Diameter:  1.22   m Max. RPM:   585
Total power auxiliary diesels:  120   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220 / 110
     kVA: 36
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24 / 12   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: 2 Radar, GPS, DGPS, Loran C, Electronic Chart, Auto Pilot
  Communications Equipment: 2 VHF, 1 Handheld VHF, 2 SSB, 1 CB
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Koden KGP 913D, Furuno GP-70

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno FCV-1000, JRC 101
  Sonar Type: Wesmar HD-E
  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: 400  m,  safe working load:  0.25  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  200  m , safe working load:  0.25  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Transom

Clearance above deck:  3  m , and outboard extension:  1.5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.5  tons

  Crane: Position: Port, aft deck

Clearance above deck:  2.5  m  and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.5  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada
  Classification Society: ABS Workboat Rules
  Others, Specify: Canadian Steamship Inspection Home Trade III
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