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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: Unknown
Operator: University of Connecticut
Contact: Turner Cabaniss
Address: Marine Sciences Program
1080 Shennecosset Road
Groton, CT 06340
Telephone: 860-405-9178
Fax: 860-405-9153
Year Built: 1998
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 23.3  m
  Breadth: 7.925  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 2.59  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported: GL4, NA6

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 94  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 20.8  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 9.29  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 8.9  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
9.08  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 58  m2
  Space for container lab: 1 x 20'  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1800  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11  kts.
  Endurance: 10  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 5
  Scientists: 7
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: SBE 911Plus, SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler, SBE 45 MicroTSG
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler

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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: Yes
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Caterpillar D3412 DITA
Power (BHP) each engine:  825 at 2100rpm
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  105   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 120/208V
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 3


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: 2 Furno 19442 Radar, TSS Gyrocompass, 1 KvH Gyro-Trac Compass, Kongsberg SDP-10 Dynamic Positioning System
  Communications Equipment: SSB, VHF, cellular phone, satellite voice and data transmission @9600 bps; computer networked w/shore-side Internet connectivity
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Iridium for voice and global synergies for data
  GPS: 2 Northstar GPS,

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 1 Furuno CV/1000/36 color sounder (50/200k)
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Workhorse Monitor - Direct Reading ADCP
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 600  m,  safe working load:  0.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  600  m , safe working load:  0.5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  640  m , safe working load:  1.8  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Other:   Hydro Winch: Hawbolt SFD-0620 200 meters 1/4" wire

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Washburn and Doughty Assoc. Inc.
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225