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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 1/26/2005
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: WZL3621
Owner: University of Texas
Operator: Marine Science Institute, University of Texas
Contact: Steven M Lanoux
Address: Marine Science Institute
750 Channel View
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Telephone: 361 749 6760
Fax: 361 749 6777
Year Built: 1971
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 31.4  m
  Breadth: 7.38  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 2.23  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 152.7  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 42  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 37  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 37  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 2.3  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: 3000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 9.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 14  days

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  Officers: 2
  Other crew: 4
  Scientists: 1210
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: IBM-PC Computer
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: Sea-bird 911-plus
  CTD Tow able: Rock Dredge
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Sea-bird SBE-13
  CTD Transmissivity: Sea Tec TR2025 25-cm
  CTD Fluormeter: Sea Tec FLo500(500-m depth case)
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: yes, Box-corer
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: (2) 7.6cm diameter
  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:  2   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110/220
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  12   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran, Gyro, Depth Recorder, Precision Depth Recorder, GPS Weather fax
  Communications Equipment: VHF Radio: Unimetrics Sea Com 55, Hummingbird (3 units) SSB Radio: Stephens 222, Harris RF3200, cell phone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: QualComm Omnitracs 200 SatCommunicator, MarineSat
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Amidships

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   (2) Hydrographice winchs

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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