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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 9/13/2001
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: Unknown
Owner: US Navy
Operator: Mar Inc, Rockville, MD
Contact: Ron Erich
Address: Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
1100 23rd Avenue (Code ESC54RE)
Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4370
Telephone: 805-982-1270
Fax: 805-985-1197
Year Built: 1985
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 61  m
  Breadth: 12.2  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 4.1  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanographic research, ROV and diving operations, cable work
  Operating Area: Primarily the West Coast of the US, but capable of world-wide deployment.
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1798  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 376.3  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: 47.6  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
50.4  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 7.6  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 297.3  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 8500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 13  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 8
  Scientists: 16
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  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: ROV Support
  ROVs: Capable of ROV support
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Capable of surface supplied diving support

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Dpos Capable
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  Unknown   make:  Two Caterpillar 3512
Power (BHP) each engine:  1250
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



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: WINFROG precision integrated navigation system, Raytheon S-band and X-band radar, Northstar Loran C, Sperry P-12 auto pilot, Sperry MK37 gyro compass
  Communications Equipment: VHF radio, high frequency SSB radio, hand held radios, wireless headsets, intercom and sound powered phone system, cellular phone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Magnovox MX2464 INMARSAT B, Trimble Galaxy INMARSAT C
  GPS: Trimble NT200D with DGPS and data card

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  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:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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