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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Prince Madog

Last Updated - 10/17/2006
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: UK

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: VT Ocean Sciences
Operator: VT Ocean Sciences
Contact: Vivienne Breen
Address: VT Ocean Sciences
Fleet Way, Portsmouth, Hants
Telephone: +44 (0)2392 857318
Fax: +44 (0)2392 857257
Year Built: 2001
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 34.9  m
  Breadth: 8.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 3.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 390  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 62.7  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 29  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 26  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
32  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: RIOs 5 Reverse Osmosis system
  Free Working Deck Area: 80  m2
  Space for container lab: Half size ISO container (2.436x3.048m)  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 10.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 10  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 8
  Scientists: 10
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Win2000 server for data collection, display and processing. Unix server for Applications, Email and data comm. Network access throughout ship.
  Printing/Plotting: Colour Inkjet and B/W Laser printer

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: Seabird 911 plus w/ SBE32C water sampler
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: yes
  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:  1   make:  Wartsila 6L20C w/ controllable pitch propeller
Power (BHP) each engine:  1080
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 240/415
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs    Hz



  24V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Furuno Radar S-band, X-band; Plath Gyro/Autopilot; Furuno Electronic Chart Display, Furuno Navtex
  Communications Equipment: Furuno Fax, Nokia GSM Transceiver, Toshiba GSM Fax
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat-B,C
  GPS: Furuno DGPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno Echo sounder
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: W.S. Ocean Systems meteorological and oceanogrphic sensor suites.
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI Workhorse Mariner. 300kHz broadband, hull mounted, remote speed log display.
  Silent Ship Operations: "Floating" floors and bulkheads to insulate against vibration and noise

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 1000  m,  safe working load:  9.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  1000  m , safe working load:  0.9  tons
    Trawl winch length:  1000  m , safe working load:  0.35  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  400  m , safe working load:  1  tons
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Foredeck and Aft

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  12.1  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  14  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Visser Den Helder, The Neatherlands, 2001
  Classification Society: Lloyds Register +100 A1 "Research Vessel"
  Others, Specify: LMC (without cross)
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University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225