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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Amundsen (CCGS)

Last Updated - 3/8/2005
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: Canada

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: Federal Goverment of Canada
Operator: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Address: 200 Kent Street 13th Floor, Station 13228
Ottawa, OntarioK1A 0E6
Telephone: 613-993-0999
Fax: 613-990-1866
Year Built: 1978
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 98  m
  Breadth: 19.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 7  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Ice breaking, half on Arctic research and half on coast guard duties
  Operating Area: Canadian Arctic
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: Unknown
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: 300  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 100  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  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: 15000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 14  kts.
  Max. Speed: 16  kts.
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 31
  Scientists: 46
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: SBE911+CTDs, A MVP300 moving vessel profiler, CTD control room, and CTD/Rosette room with wet lab and moonpool
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: yes
  CTD Transmissivity: yes
  CTD Fluormeter: yes
  CTD Rosette: 2- Sea bird

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: yes with core spliter, shipborne x-ray system for sediment cores
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: yes
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: 15 m piston corers
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: SubAtlantic SuperMohawk with TMS operation cage 1600m depth
  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: yes, Azipod thrusters
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  6   make:  Diesel electric
Power (BHP) each engine:  18000
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     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: Unknown
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EK60 scientific echosounder, Knudsen K320R 3.5 kHz subbottom profiler
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: SIMRAD EM300
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Shipborn Ocean Surveyor ADCP, 12 Workhorse ADCPs
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 4500  m,  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:   4 other oceanograpic winches

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd, North Vancouver, BC
  Classification Society: Artic class 3
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225