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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Roger Revelle

Last Updated - 2/21/2005
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: KAOU
Owner: US Navy
Operator: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Contact: Rose Dufour/Elizabeth Brenner
Address: University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210 USA
Telephone: (858) 534-2841
Fax: (858) 822-5811
Year Built: 1996
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 84  m
  Breadth: 16  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 5.18  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Gulf of California, Norht Pacific, Honolulu,Kao-hsiung, Papeete, Wellongton Auckland
  Navy Grids Supported: NP13, NP9, NP10, NP12, SP5/SP8, AN7, SP2

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 3350  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 861  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 21.367  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 59  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
45.4  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 11.36  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: A nanopure ion exchange filter is installed in the analytical lab to provide pure water for lab use.
  Free Working Deck Area: 325.15  m2
  Space for container lab: Numerous vans can be carried  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Isotope isolation vans are available by request  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 15000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 15  kts.
  Endurance: 52  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 22
  Scientists: 37
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: (2) SUN Ultra-2 servers (Solaris UNIX) numerous SPARCstation-5's, PC's and Macs for users
  Printing/Plotting: Laserjet/Color Inkjet

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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: for Jason II
  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: ROBERTSON
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  Unknown   make:  Unknown
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 120/240/480V
     kVA: 90/10
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar, GPS, Fathometer, Doppler Seepd log, ADF: SIMRAD Taiyo, Gyro
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat satellite voice and data, VHF, HF radio, SSB voice, teletype, GMDSS
  GPS: Nautronix 916 SBL/LBL, Trimble Tansmon P-code GPS and Trimble NT 200 DGPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Hydrographic Doppler Sonar 50/140kHz
  Sea Surface Mapping System: ODEC Bathy 2000 and Knudsen Engineering 320B 3.5/12 kHz digital sub-bottom profiler
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Kongsberg EM122 @ 12kHz w/ 120 swath-width to 4500 m depth, reducing to 90 at depths of 11 km, providing bathymetry and sidescan imagery
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI Narrowband 150 kHz
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 15000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  10000  m , 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: Starboard quarter, main deck and on port side, 02 level

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  19.8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  21  tons

  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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University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225