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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 10/27/2004
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Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Turkey

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: TBWM
Owner: Turkish Navy
Operator: Department of the Hydrography, Oceanography and Navigation
Contact: Admiral Nazim Cubukcu
Address: Turkish Navy,
Department of the Hydrography, Oceanography and Navigation
Istanbul 81647 Turkey
Telephone: +90 216 322 25 80
Fax: +90 216 331 05 25
Year Built: 1986
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 40.41  m
  Breadth: 4.35  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.2  m
  Max. draft: 3.95  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Multipurpose research vessel
  Operating Area: Black Sea; Aegean Sea; Marmara Sea; Mediterranean, Eastern
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 660  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 75  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 6  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 30  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
35  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 40  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: 11.5  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: 5
  Other crew: 11
  Scientists: 8
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: IBM PC
  Printing/Plotting: yes

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: SBE-25, SBE-19
  CTD Tow able: Yes
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: Yes

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Yes
  Grab Sampler: Yes
  Box Corer: No
  Gravity Corer: No
  Piston Corer: Yes
  Multi Corer: No

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: No
  ROVs: No
  AUVs: No
  Submersibles: No

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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:  1   make:  Diesel, GM 12V 278A
Power (BHP) each engine:  1100
Propeller Diameter:  2   m Max. RPM:   318
Total power auxiliary diesels:  224   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 0/380V /220V
     kVA: 110/1
    Phases: 3/0


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radars: Decca RM-1226C (48 nm), Raytheon R40 (24 nm), Gyro: SG Brown Mk-1 Mod.5
  Communications Equipment: HF, MF, UHF, VHF
  Satellite Communications Equipment: No

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: ELAC LAZ 721, ELAC LAZ 4700
  Sonar Type: Sector-scan
  Sea Surface Mapping System: No
  Side Scanning: Yes
  Multibeam: Yes
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 4  
    Steel Wire Length: 1000  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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  7  m  and outboard extension:  4  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Ctd Winch

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Constructed in Turkey
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