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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
A. Von Humboldt

Last Updated - 10/28/2003
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: Germany

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemuende (IOW)
Operator: Baltic Marine Service (BMS)
Contact: Johann Ruickoldt
Address: Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock Germany
Telephone: 0081 580
Year Built: 1967
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 64.23  m
  Breadth: 10.62  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.9  m
  Max. draft: 5.2  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: 1270  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 320  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 43  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 85  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 7  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 95  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 12700  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 53  days

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  Officers: 8
  Other crew: 12
  Scientists: 13
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: robotron ec 1834
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  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:  1   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1750 at 225rpm
Propeller Diameter:  2.6   m Max. RPM:   225
Total power auxiliary diesels:  682   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220V /42V
     kVA: 890/5
    Phases: 3/0


50/0  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24V   Volts with  9  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Decca SatNav Gyro EMLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 210kHz 15kHz
  Sonar Type: Geological
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 4  
    Steel Wire Length: 1000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  4500  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  5000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  3000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  9  m , and outboard extension:  4  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  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: DSRK
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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Phone:  (302) 645-4225