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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 1/25/2005
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: WTET
Owner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Operator: NOAA, Atlantic Marine Center
Address: NOAA, Atlantic Marine Center
439 West York St.
Norfolk, VA 223510 USA
Telephone: (757) 441-6440
Year Built: 1966
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 27.4  m
  Breadth: 6.7  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 2.2  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Hydrography Wire Drag Research
  Operating Area: Northeast coast
  Navy Grids Supported: NA6

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 150  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 15  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
14.4  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 1.9  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Evaporator
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 5  days

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  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 6
  Scientists: Unknown
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: DEC PD 11/34 Computer
  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: CTD Porfiler
  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:  2   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  800 at 0rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1.07   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 230V
     kVA: 120/0
    Phases: 3/1


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran Gyro, Raytheon M25 ARPA X-Band Radar,Raytheon R41 S-Band Radar, LORAN-C Receiver
  Communications Equipment: Furuno MF DSC Terminal/Receiver, Furuno SSB Transceiver,Radio Teletype Capability (Narrow Band Direct Printing), Weather Facsimile Receiver, Cellular Telephone, E-mail, Portable VHF-FM transceivers, Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacons,
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat Standard C Radio Transceiver, Mini-M Inmarsat System,
  GPS: Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) Receivers

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Odom Echotrac DF 3200 MKII HF/LF Depth Sounder,
  Sonar Type: Sector-scan
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Edgtech Side Scan Sonar
  Multibeam: Reson SEABAT 9003 Shallow Water Multi-Beam Sonar
  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: Aft

Clearance above deck:  8  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Side Scan Winch, Wire Drag Winch (3000 M.)

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Jacobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, New York, USA
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225