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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 4/20/2005
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: WY8293
Owner: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Operator: Center of Great Lakes Studies
Contact: Jack Orchard, Marine Operations Manager
Address: Center of Great Lakes Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
600 E Greenfield, Milwaukee, WT 53204 USA
Telephone: 414-382-1703
Fax: 414-382-1705
Year Built: 1953
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 21.6  m
  Breadth: 5.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 2.4  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: 75  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  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: 1080  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 9.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11  kts.
  Endurance: 3  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 2
  Scientists: 3
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: Seabird CTD profiler
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Yes

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: yes
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: yes
  ROVs: small ROV operations support
  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:

Steel monohull
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

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


 Voltages: 110V/220V
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 3/0


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  110V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar, Loran, Gyro, KVH Azimuth 314 AC fluxgate compass, Lorance X-16 depth chart recorder interfaced,
  Communications Equipment: VHF-FM radio telephones, cell phone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Northstar 951XD DGPS system

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 192kHz, Lorance 3400 digital depth sounder
  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: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 460  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    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:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Lantec 2-speed hydraulic winch,

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Higgins Inc., New Orleans, LA, USA
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: US ARMY
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225