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Townsend Cromwell Vessel Data

Vessel and Contact Information

Townsend Cromwell (USA)

Call Sign:
US NODC Code: 31TC
Owner: Department of Commerce, NOAA
Operator: NOAA, Pacific Marine Center
1801 Fairview Avenue E.
Seattle, WA 98102 USA
Telephone No.: 206 442-4764
Cable address:
Telefax No.:
Year built: 63

Main vessel activity

Ocean area where vessel operates: Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Western Central

Main dimensions

Length OA: 49.70m
Breadth: 10.00m
Freeboard to working deck: 0.0m
Max. draft: 3.90m

Capacities and working spaces

Gross tonnage: 564GRT
Dry cargo holds: 0m3
Fuel: 159m3
Fresh water: 49m3
Wet laboratories (total area): 36m2
Dry laboratories (total area): 30m2
Fresh water generator capacity: 2m3
Free working deck area: 0m2
Space for container laboratory: 0m x 0m

Range, speed and endurance

Range: 8000n. mi.
Cruising speed: 0.0kts.
Max. speed: 0.0kts.


Officers: 7
Other crew: 10
Scientists: 9
Airconditioned: no

Design Particulars

Hull materials:


Energy sources

Main engine(s): number: 2 make: Diesel model:
Power (BHP) each main engine: 800at 0rpm
Diameter and max. rpm propeller: 1.680m 0rpm
Total power auxiliary diesels: 0HP
Electrical systems
AC Voltage: 0 / 450V, total 350kVA, 3phase, 60Hz
AC Voltage: / 110V, total 0kVA, 1phase, 60Hz
DC Voltage: 0V, total 0V
Stabilized system for scientific equipment: 0VAC 0AMP 0Hz

Fixed equipment

Navigation and communication

Nav. equip: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro
Comms: SatCom
Comm sat:


Echosounders for scientific research: 0kHz
Provisions for silent ship operation:


Oceanographic winches: number: 1
Steel wire length: 0m, safe working load: 0tons
Conducting cable length: 4500m, safe working load: 0tons
Other, specify: length: 0m safe working load: 0tons
Winch for bottom sampling, wire length: 0m, safe working load: 0tons
Position: Stern
Clearance above deck: 0m and outboard extension: 2m
Safe working load at max. reach: 0tons
Position: Midships
Clearance above deck: 7m and outboard extension: 0m
Safe working load at max. reach: 0tons
Other winches for instruments or sampling: Ctd Winch (6,000 M)

Electronic data processing equipment permanently available on board


Vessel construction and maintenance supervision

Construction supervised by:

Classification Society:
Others, specify:

Published vessel data

Magazine: Ships Of The Noaa Fleet Issue: 0 Date: 01-jun-1989

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