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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Cape Fear

Last Updated - 2/23/2005
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: Unknown
Owner: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Operator: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Contact: Dan Aspenleiter
Address: Center for Marine Science Research
5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane
Wilmington, North Carolina 28409
Telephone: 910-962-2436
Fax: 910-962-2410
Year Built: Unknown
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 21  m
  Breadth: 6.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 1.98  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Scientific and educational cruises
  Operating Area: near-shore waters to the continental slope, from Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 77  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 6.813  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
3.028  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: 260  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 16  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 5  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 3
  Scientists: 8
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: Seabird SBE 25 w/External Probes - SBE 32 H2o Bottle, Seabird SBE 19 w/ External Probes
  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: Onboard nitrox mixing station, water level dive platform

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  Unknown   make:  Twin Caterpillar Diesel 3406-540HP
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

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


 Voltages: 220/120 V
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



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: Nobeltec Digital Charting System, 72 mile Radar, Loran-C,
  Communications Equipment: SSB, VHF radios, Cellular telephone,
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Edgetech DF-1000 Digital Dual Frequency Towfish
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: 300kHz Workhorse
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , 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:  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: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225