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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 1/31/2005
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: WCZ 7501
Owner: Oregon State University
Operator: Oregon State University
Contact: Frederick J. Jones
Address: P.O. Box 429
South Beach, OR 97366-0429
Telephone: 541-867-0224
Fax: 541-867-0294
Year Built: 2000
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 16.5  m
  Breadth: 5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 0.6  m
  Max. draft: 1.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanographic Research
  Operating Area: Oregon Coast
  Navy Grids Supported: NP 9

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 42  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 4  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: 6  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
0.2  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 30  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 400  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14  kts.
  Endurance: 2  days

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  Officers: 1
  Other crew: 1
  Scientists: 14
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Supplied by science party.
  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: Available from OSU-COAS Coring Group.
  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: Can deploy ROV's/AUV's.
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Ladders, emergency oxygen.

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  CAT
Power (BHP) each engine:  300
Propeller Diameter:  0.6   m Max. RPM:   2400
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 230/117
     kVA: 8
    Phases: 1


60  Hz

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: GPS, DGPS
  Communications Equipment: VHF, HF/MF Radio, Cellular Phone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: None
  GPS: Yes, see above.

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno 12 & 50 kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Supplied by science party.
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 600  m,  safe working load:  0.25  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  400  m , safe working load:  1  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern

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


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Crane: Position: Portable

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


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.25  tons

  Other:   Trawl block.

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Rozema Boat Works, Mt. Vernon, WA
  Classification Society: Not classed.
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225