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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Umberto dŽAncora

Last Updated - 9/12/2003
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: Italy

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: Istituto di Scienze Marine (ISMAR), Iatlian Nacional Council of Researches (CNR)
Operator: Istituto di Scienze Marine (ISMAR)
Address: Castello 1364/a, 30122, VENICE, ITALY
Telephone: +39 041 2404711
Fax: +39 041 5204126
Year Built: 1967
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 24.4  m
  Breadth: 5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 1.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 82  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
0  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 5
  Scientists: 6
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: EG&G Mark 5; Neil Brown Mark 3 with acustic current profiler; Idronaut Ocean Seven 801; Idronaut Ocean Seven 316 with acustic current profiler
  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: Unknown
  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: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  diesel DAF DK 1160
Power (BHP) each engine:  194.4
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

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: Gyrocompass Sperry SR 120 with automatic Tiller Pilot; Loran C Koden LR 97; magnetic compass Hansa Platt; Radars Furuno 1510, compass linked, and Furuno FRS 48; Track Display Koden TD 050, GPS linked; Electronic chart NAV-ADD
  Communications Equipment: SSB Radio-telephone Skanti TRP 6000; VHF Radio Skanti 3000 (100 channels, 25 W); Fac-simile meteomap receiver Furuno Navtex NX-500
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: GPS Navigator Koden

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Elac LAZ V721 and Video Furuno FRV 603; Side Scan Sonar; Uniboom system
  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: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 500  m,  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: TRIPNAVI SpA
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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