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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 7/1/2002
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: Cloud-38
Owner: US Navy / NAVAIR
Operator: Seaward Services Inc.
Contact: F. Blaine Rineer
Address: NAVAIR DET PO Box 9013 Key West Florida 33040
Telephone: (305) 293-4343
Fax: (305) 293-4345
Year Built: 1981
Ship URL: Unknown

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 58.5  m
  Breadth: 12.2  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 3.7  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Acoustic Research, Survey, Salvage
  Operating Area: Worldwide
  Navy Grids Supported: NA4,NA5,NA6,NA7,NA8,NA9,NA10,NP6,NP9,NP12,NP13,SA1,SP3A

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 299  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 299.015  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
121.12  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 7.57  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 332.95  m2
  Space for container lab: All of the free working deck area has a NATO Grid bolt down pattern and can be used for portable labs.  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Same as above.  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 6000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 35  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 5
  Scientists: 23
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Customer Supplied
  Printing/Plotting: Winfrog

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: All CTD equipment customer supplied
  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: 30 inch dia. coring well or 9' x 27' moon pool.
  Grab Sampler: All coring equipment customer supplied.
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Have A-Frame and crane for launch / recovery. Vehicles are customer supplied.
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Can provide all diving requirements as sub contract.

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

Welded steel
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  EMD 645-E6
Power (BHP) each engine:  1500
Propeller Diameter:  2.032   m Max. RPM:   900
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110 220 460
     kVA: 240
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Winfrog Integrated nav & data logging system, Robertson AP9 MK3 Autopilot, Raytheon NCD 1116R ARPA Radars (X-band and S-band)
  Communications Equipment: ICOM M-710 HF, ICOM M-700 HF, Motorola AN/URC-101 UHF, 3 fixed VHFs, and multiple handheld VHFs, AMETEK 504A underwater telephone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat-A and Trac Phone (Phone & Fax)
  GPS: Novatel 3951 12 channel differential receiver, Trimble NT200D differential receiver, Northstar 800 receiver, Trimble NAVBEACON XL differential receiver, Magellan DLX-10 handheld receivers

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: EDO RT-888/UQN4 12kHz and Furuno FCV-582 50/200 kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: 110

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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: Allied Crane with maine block and Jib Boom mounted Port or Starboard aft. Numbers below are for main block.

Clearance above deck:  21.336  m  and outboard extension:  19.336  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  7.5  tons

  Other:   Wide array of winches available.

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: ABS loadline certificate
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225