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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
NRP "D. Carlos I"

Last Updated - 8/29/2005
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: Portugal

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: CTHJ
Owner: Marinha de Guerra Portuguesa - Instituto Hidrográfico
Operator: Instituto Hidrográfico
Contact: Skipper of the Ship
Address: NRP “D. Carlos I” – Base Naval de Lisboa
2800 Almada - Portugal
Telephone: +351 212728084 Ship Commander
Fax: +351 210943299 Ship Operator
Year Built: 1989
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 68.2  m
  Breadth: 13.1  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3  m
  Max. draft: 5.7  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanic and Coastal Research
  Operating Area: Portuguese coast, Madeira and Azores – North Atlantic
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2300  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 50  m3
  Fuel: 700  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 20  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 18  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
20  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 20  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: No
  Free Working Deck Area: 100  m2
  Space for container lab: 1 TEU  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: No  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 10  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10.5  kts.
  Endurance: 45  days

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  Officers: 6
  Other crew: 28
  Scientists: 15
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Several PCs
  Printing/Plotting: 2 Printers

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Provided by scientific team
  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: No
  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: Provided by the scientific team
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Only Accomodations

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: No
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  4 Diesel Electrical Generation
Power (BHP) each engine:  800
Propeller Diameter:  2.5   m Max. RPM:   180
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 600/450/380/220/115 VAC
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs    Hz



  2   Volts with  24  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Echosounder ELAC, ECDIS, Gyro, Speed Log, Direction Finder MF/HF and VHF, 2 Radars, Magnetic Compass and NAVTEX
  Communications Equipment: TX/RX VHF, UHF, MF and HF
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat B
  GPS: DGPS Leica MX 412 and Seapath 200

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Single Beam Echo sounder 15/33/210 kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Hydrographic processor system HYPACK and CARIS
  Side Scanning: Yes, provided by scientific team
  Multibeam: SIMRAD EM120
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI Ocean Surveyor 38/150 kHz
  Silent Ship Operations: No

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 6000  m,  safe working load:  7000  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  6000  m , safe working load:  1800  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  1  m , safe working load:  1500  tons
  Gantry: Position: One at stern and another at aft port side

Clearance above deck:  6  m , and outboard extension:  2.8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  7  tons

  Crane: Position: Two cranes at main deck

Clearance above deck:  8  m  and outboard extension:  5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Tacoma Boat Co. USA
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Arsenal do Alfeite - Portugal
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