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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Miller Freeman

Last Updated - 1/24/2005
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: WTDM
Owner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Operator: NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations
Contact: Director
Address: NOAA, Pacific Marine Center
1801 Fairview Avenue E.
Seattle, WA 98102 USA
Telephone: (206) 442-7256
Year Built: 1967
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 65.5  m
  Breadth: 12.8  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3  m
  Max. draft: 6.4  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries and Oceanographic Research
  Operating Area: Bering Sea, Alaskan waters and Pacific West Coast
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1515  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 550  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 28  m2
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
27.8  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 9  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Evaporators
  Free Working Deck Area: 32  m2
  Space for container lab: 3 x 6  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 12582  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14  kts.
  Endurance: 31  days

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  Officers: 7
  Other crew: 23
  Scientists: 11
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Dell PowerEdge, IBM PC AT: Digital Equipment U vax II: Acquisition system (seas), winch instrument system Computer
  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:  2200 at 185rpm
Propeller Diameter:  3.1   m Max. RPM:   185
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 120/220V/450V
     kVA: 350/0
    Phases: 3/1


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog, Gyro compass: Sperry MK 37, Navigation Nobeltec's Visual Navigation Suite, Paper Charts, Raytehon X-ban 93cm) radar, S-Band (10cm) radar, Ametek Doppler Speed Log, NAVTEX GMDSS 518KHz, Weather Fax
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom, High Frequency SSB (SEA 330), Global Maritinme Distress and Safety System, Cell Phone, E-mail
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT-B, Mini M, Standard C
  GPS: Two Leica MX412 DGPS, Trimble P-Code receiver, Northstar 941X 12-Channel DGPS receiver and back up GPS INMARSAT-C and Northsatr 914 6-channel DPGS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

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

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  7  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  9  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  10  tons

  Other:   Markey, Marco, Rowe, Sea-Mac, (2) Rapp-Hydema Trawl Winch, (2) Net Reel, Lantec, Haulout

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: ABS
  Others, Specify: IMO# 006621636
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Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225