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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 10/7/2004
Main Activities
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Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Turkey

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: TBWN
Owner: Turkish Navy
Operator: Department of the Hydrography, Oceanography and Navigation
Contact: Admiral Nazim CUBUKCU
Address: Turkish Navy, Department of the Hydrography, Oceanography and Navigation,
Cubuklu Istanbul,
81647 Turkey
Telephone: +90 216 322 25 80
Fax: +90 216 331 05 25
Year Built: 1965
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 87  m
  Breadth: 14.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3  m
  Max. draft: 4.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Multipurpose research vessel
  Operating Area: Black Sea; Aegean Sea; Marmara Sea; Mediterranean, Eastern
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2900  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 346  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 30  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 150  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
88  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 16  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 150  m2
  Space for container lab: 100  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 8000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 15  kts.
  Endurance: 50  days

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  Officers: 11
  Other crew: 72
  Scientists: 15
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: yes
  Printing/Plotting: yes

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: SBE-25, SBE-19
  CTD Tow able: yes
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: yes
  CTD Transmissivity: yes
  CTD Fluormeter: yes
  CTD Rosette: yes

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: yes
  Grab Sampler: yes
  Box Corer: No
  Gravity Corer: No
  Piston Corer: yes
  Multi Corer: No

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: No
  ROVs: No
  AUVs: No
  Submersibles: No

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: No

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  ALCO DIESEL 12V 251C
Power (BHP) each engine:  1800
Propeller Diameter:  3.05   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  487   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 450
     kVA: 481
    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: Radars: RAYTHEON Pathfinder St (ARPA-96nm.), KELVIN HUGES Nucleus2 6000A (ARPA-96nm.) Gyro: SPERRY Mk.23 Mod.4ECDIS: YesNAVTEX: Yes
  Communications Equipment: HF, MF, UHF, VHF
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT C
  GPS: Raytheon NAV 398, Trimble Navigation NT-100

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: ELAC LAZ 4700
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: No
  Side Scanning: yes
  Multibeam: yes
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 4  
    Steel Wire Length: 5000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  3000  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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  12  m  and outboard extension:  4  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2.5  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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