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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 9/26/2003
Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
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Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Denmark

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: DFU
Operator: DFU
Contact: Captain Frode R. Larsen
Address: R/V DANA
Postbox 121, 9850 Hirtshals
Telephone: +45 98 94 44 48
Fax: 33963903
Year Built: 1981
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 78.43  m
  Breadth: 14.7  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 4  m
  Max. draft: 6.2  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography Fisheries
  Operating Area: North Atlantic, Baltic
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2484  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 550  m3
  Fuel: 549  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 52  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 118  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 25  m3/day
  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: 14000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 16  kts.
  Endurance: 50  days

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  Officers: 10
  Other crew: 18
  Scientists: 10
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: VAX2000: IBM: Eteoroligal Trawdata etc.
  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:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  4640 at 800rpm
Propeller Diameter:  3.8   m Max. RPM:   160
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220/380
     kVA: 2200
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran Decca SatNav Gyro DopLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 38kHz 120kHz
  Sonar Type: Fisheries Sector-scan
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 2000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  800  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  1000  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  150  m , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  12  m  and outboard extension:  10  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  3  tons

  Other:   Plankton Winch, 3000 Meter

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: DNV
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225