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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 4/15/2005
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: Unknown
Owner: Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
Operator: GLERL
Contact: Dennis Donahue (Mgr.)
Address: Lake Michigan Field Station, GLERL
1431 Beach St., Muskegon
MI 49441, USA
Telephone: 231-759-5173 or 231-759-2314
Fax: 231-759-2414
Year Built: 1974
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 24  m
  Breadth: 6.55  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 58  m
  Max. draft: 2.67  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Great Lakes
  Navy Grids Supported: GL4

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 129  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 36  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 13  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 36  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 2500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 8.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 10  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 4
  Scientists: 10
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: IBM Compatible(2) 80486
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: Seabird
  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: Ponars
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Yes
  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:  340 at 2100rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1.68   m Max. RPM:   320
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 208AC / 115AC
     kVA: 40
    Phases: 3


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 EMLog
  Communications Equipment: Radio SSB, RAytheon Ray
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Trimble 104

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 146 kHz, Ross D-600D; Ross 250C
  Sonar Type: Sector-scan
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: yes
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 4  
    Steel Wire Length: 610  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  700  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  518  m , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  5  m , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  5  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Hydro, length 305M

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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