IRVSI Header Logo

Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Delaware II

Last Updated - 1/24/2005
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: KNBD
Owner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Operator: NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations
Address: NOAA, Atlantic Marine Center
439 West York St.
Norfolk, VA 23510 USA
Telephone: (757) 441-6440
Year Built: 1968
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

Back to Top

Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 47.2  m
  Breadth: 9.2  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 4.5  m

Back to Top

Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries Research
  Operating Area: Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, The Continental Shelf and from Southern New England to Cape Hatteras
  Navy Grids Supported: NA4 and NA6

Back to Top

Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 483  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 159  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 24  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 21  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
27.6  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 9  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Evaporator
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

Back to Top

Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 5000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 24  days

Back to Top


  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 10
  Scientists: 14
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

Back to Top

Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

Back to Top

CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: CTD profiler and SEAS system
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: yes
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

Back to Top

Coring Specifications:

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

Back to Top

Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

Back to Top

Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

Back to Top

Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

Welded Steel
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1230 at 0rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1.625   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110V/460V/220V
     kVA: 300/0
    Phases: 3/3


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

Back to Top

Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog, Gyrocompass, X-Band and S-Band Radar, Doppler Speed Log
  Communications Equipment: VHF-FM and HF Marine Band Transceivers, Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacons, Search and rescue Transpoders, NAVTEX Receiver, Weather Fax receiver, Cellular phone, E-mail Portable VHF-FM transceiver
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARAT Standard A and C Radio Transceivers
  GPS: GPS receivers

Back to Top

Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Colr Video Sounder, Simrad EK-500 (12kHz, 38kHz and 120kHz)
  Sonar Type: Color Scanning Sonar, Acoutic Doppler Current Profiler
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

Back to Top


  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 3000  m,  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: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  4  tons

  Other:   Constant Tension Winch, (2) Trawl Winch, Net Reel, Hydrographic Winch, Aft Hydrographice Winch

Back to Top

Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  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