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Main Activities
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Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Netherlands

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Operator: Hydrographic Service - RNLN
Contact: Cdr J.E.C. Gul
Address: Hydrographic Service - RNLN
Badhuisweg 171 / POST BOX 90704
The Hague 2509 LS Netherlands
Telephone: 31-070 3162841
Fax: 31-703162843
Year Built: 1976
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 90.19  m
  Breadth: 14.44  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 7.3  m
  Max. draft: 7.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography Geology Hydrogaphy Military Oceanographic Surveys
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2977  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 431  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 56  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 71  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 259  m2
  Space for container lab: 6 x 10  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 11000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 15  kts.
  Endurance: 60  days

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  Officers: 10
  Other crew: 52
  Scientists: 15
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: HP 150: HP 1000 A700 & A900: Oceanographic and hydrographic data logging and processing systems
  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:  3   make:  Diesel El
Power (BHP) each engine:  3690 at 900rpm
Propeller Diameter:  3.5   m Max. RPM:   160
Total power auxiliary diesels:  485   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 440/115V 380/220V
     kVA: 1133/115
    Phases: 3/3


60/50  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

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

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 3kHz 210kHz
  Sonar Type: Fisheries Sector-scan
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Silent Ship

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: 8000  m,  safe working load:  15  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  8000  m , safe working load:  10  tons
    Trawl winch length:  6000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  6000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  6  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  9  m  and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  4  tons

  Other:   Various types

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Lloyd's class 100 AI
  Others, Specify: Ministry of Defence (Navy)
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