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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Walther Herwig III

Last Updated - 9/26/2003
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: Germany

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: DBFR
Owner: Federal Ministry for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture
Operator: Federal Agency of Agriculture and Food, Hamburg
Contact: Prof. Dr. Siegfried Ehrich
Address: Institut für Seefischerei
Palmaille 9
22767 Hamburg,Germany
Telephone: +49 40 38905 179
Fax: +49 40 38905 263
Year Built: 1993
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 64.5  m
  Breadth: 14.8  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 5.96  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries Research
  Operating Area: North Atlantic, North and Baltic Sea
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2131  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 415  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 25  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 41  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
0  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 15  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 200  m2
  Space for container lab: 3 x 6 m  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 11500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 13.5  kts.
  Endurance: 40  days

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  Officers: 5
  Other crew: 15
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Sun Workstation; Bergen Integrator BI 500
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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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: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1800
Propeller Diameter:  3.2   m Max. RPM:   150
Total power auxiliary diesels:  1555   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/660
     kVA: 4750
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24   Volts with  24  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Decca SatNav Gyro EMLog DopLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 38kHz 129kHz
  Sonar Type: Fisheries
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 3000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  3000  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  9999  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    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, midships

Clearance above deck:  12  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Side Telebeam

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: German Lloyd (GL)
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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