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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Thomas G. Thompson

Last Updated - 1/27/2005
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: US Navy
Operator: School of Oceanography, University of Washington
Contact: Daniel S. Schwartz
Address: School of Oceanography, University of Washington
Box 357940
Seattle, WA 98195-7940
Telephone: (206) 543-5062
Fax: (206) 543-6073
Year Built: 1991
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 84  m
  Breadth: 16  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.7  m
  Max. draft: 5.8  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: 3250  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 561  m3
  Fuel: 920  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 21.8  m2
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
49.2  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 30  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 223  m2
  Space for container lab: 6 x 11  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 12000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14.5  kts.
  Endurance: 60  days

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  Officers: 9
  Other crew: 22
  Scientists: 36
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: SUN,MAC,IBM Computers
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: SeaBird SBE-911+
  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:  6   make:  Diesel El
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   180
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 900/240V /480V
     kVA: 600/1600
    Phases: 3/3


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  600V   Volts with  4500  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog
  Communications Equipment: SSB, VHF-FM, Fax, SatCom, E-mail
  Satellite Communications Equipment: GSM cell phone and Iridium satellite phone, Inmarsat-B Telephone
  GPS: 2 Trimble P-Code, C-Nav GcGPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 2 kHz 12 kHz
  Sonar Type: Geological
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Kongsberg EM-302 @ 30kHz w/ 150deg swath
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: Unknown  
    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: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  10  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Hydrographic: Markey DESH-5,CTD Winch: Markey DESH-5, Trawl/Coring: Markey DESH-9-11WF

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: ABS
  Others, Specify: US COAST GUARD
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225