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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Harry Borthen I

Last Updated - 3/2/2004
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: Norway

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: LCOG
Owner: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Operator: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Contact: Kjell Naesje
Address: NTNU,
Technical department,
N-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Telephone: ++ 47 73595415 / ++ 47 73591598
Fax: ++ 47 73591287
Year Built: 1962
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 19.54  m
  Breadth: 5.14  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 3  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Marine biology and oceanography
  Operating Area: The Trondheimsfjord and the near by coastal areas
  Navy Grids Supported: 62 degrees N to 67 degrees N

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 48.06  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 2  m3
  Fuel: 2  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 6  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 6  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
2  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 0  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Brought on board from Lab
  Free Working Deck Area: 8  m2
  Space for container lab: 0  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 750  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 8.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 9  kts.
  Endurance: 9  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 2
  Scientists: 4
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: no
  Printing/Plotting: no

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: Sea-Bird Sealogger CTD, SBE 25: CTD with integrated Carousel watersampler system
  CTD Tow able: no
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: No but Winkler is used on board
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: 10 2.5 l samplers

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard:
  Grab Sampler: Van Veen 0.1, 0.2 m2, Petersen 0.1
  Box Corer: Smögen Box Corer 0.1 m2
  Gravity Corer: Niemistöe
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: SubFighter 7500
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

To some extent

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: No
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Scania 9 litres, 6 sylinders in row
Power (BHP) each engine:  250
Propeller Diameter:  1.4   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  24   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: 24
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Echo Sounder, 2 types: colour and paper (Simrad); Radar: Raytheon; Electronic map: Olex; Doppler log: JRC
  Communications Equipment: Sailor ship radio, mobil telephone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: GPS Satellite receiver: Phillips AP

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Acoustics and Profiling:

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

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 750  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  1200  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  750  m , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  2.5  m , and outboard extension:  0.5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Hiab hydraulic crane on deck

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.5  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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