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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

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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: UK

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Operator: Out of Service: was NERC - Research Vessel Services
Contact: Dr. Charles W. Fay
Address: NERC - Research Vessel Services
European Way Empress Dock
Southampton SO14 3ZH U.K.
Telephone: 44 1703 596011
Year Built: 1973
Ship URL: Unknown

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 54.3  m
  Breadth: 11.3  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.1  m
  Max. draft: 4.48  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1050  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 72  m3
  Fuel: 182  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 14  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: 7680  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11  kts.
  Endurance: 32  days

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  Officers: 8
  Other crew: 11
  Scientists: 19
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: SUN 3/60: : DOS, 40-80 MB - WINCHESTER
  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 El
Power (BHP) each engine:  1800 at 750rpm
Propeller Diameter:  2.51   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  450   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 415/110V 240/0V
     kVA: 200/0
    Phases: 3/0


50/0  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

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

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 10kHz 38kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Silent Ship

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 9999  m,  safe working load:  5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  7000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  8000  m , safe working load:  2  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  6  m , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  15  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  8  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  12  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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