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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 2/3/2005
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: WBC2214
Owner: State of Florida and the State University System.
Operator: Florida Institute of Oceanography
Contact: Dean M. Milliken
Address: Florida Institute of Oceanography
830 1st. Street, South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA
Telephone: (813) 893-9100
Year Built: 1962
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 32  m
  Breadth: 7.3152  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 2.4384  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Gulf of Mexico, SE Atlantic, Bahamas and the Caribbean Sea
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 149  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 15  m3
  Fuel: 66.24  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 39  m2
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
32.2  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 56  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 5000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 15  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 5
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Compaq 80386;HP 85: 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: Unknown
  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:  Caterpillar D-353 Diesel Engines
Power (BHP) each engine:  800
Propeller Diameter:  1.23   m Max. RPM:   400
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 120/208V
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 3/3


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 SatNav
  Communications Equipment: Fax, VHF, SSB,
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Satphone
  GPS: Northstar 941X Differential GPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno FE 881 depth recorder, 2000 meters max depth, DE725 Raytheon 300 foot depth recorder and Sitex CVS 50/200 kHz dual frequency
  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: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  5  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Crane: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Hyraulic trawl winch, Hydraulic hydro winch CTD Winch

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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