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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 11/30/2002
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: Unknown
Owner: Department of National Defence
Operator: Defence R and D Canada - Atlantic
Contact: Business Development Office/Dr Roger Hollingshead
Address: DREA
9 Grove Street
Dartmouth, N.S. B3A 3C5
Telephone: (902) 426-3100
Fax: (902) 426-9654
Year Built: 1969
Ship URL: Unknown

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 77.1  m
  Breadth: 12.8  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 2.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Acoustic and Marine oceanographic reserach
  Operating Area: Western and Mid Atlantic
  Navy Grids Supported: NA4, NA4A, NA9, AR10,AR11

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1811  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 352  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
40  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 13.8  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Yes, part of interior wet lab
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: 2 20 ft TEU on hangar  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: N/A  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 10000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14.6  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: 6
  Other crew: 18
  Scientists: 21
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Environmental Support System, INtegrated Machinery Control System, Non Acoustic Data Acquisitioin System, 256 drop CAT-5 LAN
  Printing/Plotting: ECPINS 4000, Laserjet 5si, HP 6300 flatbed scanner

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: User Supplied
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Yes
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: User Supplied
  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: Yes, power, hydaulic, winches,cranes
  ROVs: Phantom, Hysub,Scorpio
  AUVs: Theseus, ARCSS
  Submersibles: Limited

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: None

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

Class 1

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Fairbanks Morse, 10 cyclinder
Power (BHP) each engine:  1775
Propeller Diameter:  3   m Max. RPM:   1800
Total power auxiliary diesels:  1300   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110/220/440
     kVA: 250
    Phases: 1/3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Various 125kVA   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: ARPA, Mk 23 Gyros, ECPINS 4000
  Communications Equipment: LF/MF/HF, VHF, Maritime UHF, Modems, RATT message, SHINCOM
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT, Globalstar, Motorola 1000 MSAT
  GPS: 2 x P code, Northstar Differential

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EA 500, 12,39,120 kHz
  Sonar Type: Edgetech Sub Bottom Profiler X-star
  Sea Surface Mapping System: TSK REmote Wave Height System, MacRadar Directional Wave MEasurement System
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Various - Klein 5000,
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI ( 75,600 kHz)
  Silent Ship Operations: 110/220

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 2000  m,  safe working load:  5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  2000  m , safe working load:  5  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  5  tons
  Gantry: Position: Quarterdeck,Well deck

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  2.7  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Crane: Position: Quarterdeck, Welldeck

Clearance above deck:  15  m  and outboard extension:  12  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1.6  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Burrards Shipyard
  Classification Society: Built to LLoyds
  Others, Specify: Not maintained in class
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