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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
McArthur II

Last Updated - 12/9/2004
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Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
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Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: USA

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: WTEJ
Owner: NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations
Operator: NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations
Address: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 Easr-Weat Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Year Built: 1985
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 68.3  m
  Breadth: 13.1  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 4.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Marine Sanctuaries and Oceanography
  Operating Area: Eastern Pacific, US West Coast, Central and South America
  Navy Grids Supported: NP6, NP9, NP13 and SP3A

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1914  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 848  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
19.3  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 11.4  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Desalination
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 8000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 45  days

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  Officers: 5
  Other crew: 13
  Scientists: 15
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Dell PowerEdge 2650 (Windows) and Scientific Computer System (SCS) software, Data Processing: Raw Binay, ASCIL, UNIX and post porcessed compressed or merged data sets
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: CTD, XBT and TSG Systems
  CTD Type: SeaBird Electronics Mod. 9/11 Plus CTD with SBE-32 12- position carousel water sampler, SBE 9 Plus (6800m)
  CTD Tow able: Yes
  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: Yes
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Yes

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Yes

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Diesel Electric
Power (BHP) each engine:  800
Propeller Diameter:  2.6   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



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: Gyrocompass: Sperry MK227 gyro, Nobelte's Visual Navigation Suite, Traditional paper charts, Radar: Furuno ARPA Consoles (2) Navtex receiver (519kHz) and weather fax
  Communications Equipment: VHF-FM Marine Band Transceivers, HF Alarm Watch Radio Receiver (2182kHz), Radio Teletype Capability, Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacons (class 1 and Mini-B), Search and Recue Transponders
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Several GPS Systems

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Abyss IES-10 (12kHz and 200 kHz)
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Yes
  Silent Ship Operations: Yes

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 6000  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , 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: 01 Deck-aft and Rescue Boat crane 02 Deck-Port-aft

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  9.8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Electrohydraulic Winch

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225